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Pixar's Soul...Anyone seen it?

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    I thought it was pretty good. Kinda deep for a kids movie, but that's typical for Pixar.

    I thought it was pretty cool that Trent Reznor co-wrote the score.
     
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    I really enjoyed the movie and especially liked the film's visual and aural depiction of the other side.
     
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    Yeah its a good one..
     
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    Me too but I enjoyed it quite a bit. Good music content and the main point of the story doesn't require accepting the existence of a 'soul'. Give it a shot.
     
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    Yes, good movie:D
     
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    I’ll offer a differing viewpoint. I thought it was terrible and possibly the worst Disney-Pixar movie yet (I’ve seen them all).

    the ending was abrupt and should’ve gone in a different direction. The basic premise of the story with the different traits of the soul is a very obvious rehash of “Inside Out”. The moral of the story...realizing you were being selfish, owning up to it, and ultimately deciding to do the right thing even if it means sacrificing yourself and everything you wanted...was an obvious rehash of “Wreck-It Ralph”. And “Soul” IMO failed miserably compared to those 2 movies.

    As far dealing with “heavy” subject matter for a change...nah, Disney-Pixar very frequently deals with heavy subject matter and has done it better. “Up”, “Inside Out”, and “Toy Story 4” all dealt with “heavy” subject matter in their own way did it in superior ways.

    even several of the Disney princess movies (I’ve got 2 girls, so I’ve them them all too) had better “moral” stories than this one.

    the actual animation was nice, and very interesting in some parts. That was its only saving grace IMO.

    that’s my take, my opinion. I’d give it a 6/10. Up and Inside Out were 8/10 IMO. Wreck It Ralph and Toy Story 4 were 9 or 10 of 10. And that says a lot when you’re 3 sequels into the franchise (Toy Story) and are still blowing the creative doors off other animated movies.
     
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    I've seen the trailer a few times on YouTube. I'm sure it's well done, but what is it ABOUT? Trailer gives no insight.
     
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    It was OK. I thought that music was going to be a more prominent part of the story.
     
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    I liked the ending because it wasn’t all neat. It doesn’t say whether Joe continues to pursue his dream of making it as a musician or giving up on it. It only says that he will appreciate each moment left, treating life as a gift. That suggests that it’s not about what happens to you, it’s more about how you deal with it. Remember the Barber who wanted to be a vet? That was the moral for me.
     
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    Watched with wife and 11 year old daughter. Totally engrossed and blown away on so many levels. We all really enjoyed it supremely.
     
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    I watched it with my granddaughter (7 yo) and famiiy. I thought it was well done, but a bit forumulaic: Hero finds himself lost, finds a weird friend, goes through some trauma, then he helps friend get straightened out and learns a valuable lesson about life. I wish there had been more about music, but then when I saw the title, I thought it was. :cool:
     
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    I saw it on Boxing Day ( that’s the day after Christmas Day for those who don’t have proper public holidays) so it’s a slightly foggy memory already but for a film about a jazz musician I would have liked a fully jazz soundtrack. Seemed to be an opportunity missed.*

    The stunning animation I guess I take for granted now with Pixar, but it is stunning. I think some of the voices depend on where you are in the world, Graham Norton doing a particularly bad job for one of the characters for U.K. viewers.
    The story line/ philosophy/ metaphysical element seemed a bit of a mess. People with young children found they were bored quickly by it from what I could gather. I didn’t think that it was a particularly adult film. Maybe it’s just for 11 year olds.

    I’m not a fan. It was made for the cinema but then Disney saw it as an opportunity to use it to sell Disney+ subscriptions to a world with restricted movement over the Christmas period.

    * from what little I’d seen in the trailers I’d assumed it was going to be about Soul music; maybe a bit obvious but it would have been a more satisfying play on words.
     
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    I had no idea this existed until just now. I’m looking forward to it. Is it on Netflix?
     
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    nope, Disney+
     
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    Damn! We can’t get Disney+ here. We were going to sign up but were greatly disappointed
     
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    Not my favorite Pixar release by a few, but I still really liked it. It could have had more music for me (too), but music, per se, wasn't the point of the tale.
     
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    I had high hopes and they were exceeded. I want to watch it again.
     
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    Hmmm. Toy Story doesn't do it for me.
     
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