You don't have to necessarily have a purpose to live, because life itself is the purpose...
SOUL really didn't have to go that hard but it did and my god did it do it well...
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Disney: Why is no one seeing Raya and the Last Dragon???
Also Disney: Charges $7 a month (and is planning on increasing the payment to $8 soon) for a Disney Plus account, charges an extra $30 dollars to see the movie when they gave Pixar’s Soul out for free, releases the movie the exact same day as the Wandavision finale (that is free to watch btw), barely advertised the movie, very little merchandize of the movie being sold, AND having the dragon look like a typical Disney princess instead of giving her a more accurate design for Southeast Asian dragons.
Can't believe my bitch ass cried while watching Soul
Random mentor: gender is a social construct
Jerry: ooh I like this one.
“people are allowed to hate things”
nobody is allowed to hate 22 from soul!!
Look, I know this blog is mostly Tales of Arcadia related, but I just watched Pixar’s Soul. And there are just so many questions and issues that I have with the universe and film that I just had to write them down.
Here we go...
•So when Joe’s soul accidentally went into the cat’s body, the cat’s soul went to the great beyond, so that soul is by all means dead, right? So how in the hell does the cat’s soul manage to get in its body when Joe got out?!
•Terry said that the count hasn’t been off for centuries, which doesn’t make any sense because that would mean that everyone before Joe has never ever resisted death? I’m sorry, what?!
•So at the end, Joe gives his earth pass to 22 so she can live, leaving him to go to the great beyond for no reason. This doesn’t make any fucking sense because Joe could’ve just gone to The Zone and go back to his body the same way he got his soul in the cat’s body! Just￼￼ ask Moonwind for help like you did at the beginning! Nothing is stopping you from doing that!
•Joe playing his piano is what got him to The Zone in the first place, so that would mean that if he had gone to the great beyond at the end, Joe would’ve died from literally playing piano?!
What the fuck is this!
Again, I quite liked the movie. I would call it good but not great. These are just issues that I have with the whole soul universe that I felt needed to be addressed.
Anyways, thanks for reading my nonsense.
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March 2020 in Jamsil.
Tribute to Terry the Accountant from Soul, 2020
Released: 25 December 2020
Directed by: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers
Running time: 1 h 40 min
Watched on: 26-12-2020
A jazz-mucisian dies and has to find his way back to his body, a quest which involves mentoring an unborn soul named Twenty-Two.
Definitely one of the better Pixar movies, though I'm not sure where I'd place it in my ranking quite yet. I loved the creativity surrounding the before-life, especially with the designs of the Jerry's and Terry. The unborn souls just kind of have generic designs, but that makes perfect sence in context of the movie: they haven't been molded by any environments yet.
I liked both the main characters, Joe and Twenty-Two, though I definitely like the former better. It's kind of a missed opportunity to have Twenty-Two not be non-binary, though, as they literally haven't been born yet and are very androgynous design and voice wise (yes, their main voice is that of a woman, but its confirmed she can adopt any voice). I guess that's still a step too far for Disney.
It does suffer from the problematic "turn a character of color into something non-human"-trope. I've seen more people of color upset by this trope than okay with it, so I'm personally not a fan as well. Also, I'm just going to say it: the design of cat!Joe is very ugly. I don't like looking at it. They tried to mold his cat facial features to those of his human counterpart but it just doesn't work.
The ending was a bit of a cop-out for me. I'd have loved to see maybe a clipshow of what Joe and Twenty-Two are up to in their current lives, rather than just dropping off Twenty-Two on earch and Joe stepping outside into the sun. It's just a bit too vague and open for me. I don't need the film to spell everything out, but some glimpses of what they both decided to do with their lives would've been nice.
The movie gets pretty existential at times, but overall I genuinely had a great time watching this.
Why oh why has nobody been bewitched by me body and soul?
"Soul" is my new favorite Pixar movie 🎥