Disney+ watchlist: January 2021

After skipping Disney+ for two months, there was finally a movie worth watching, even if it wasn’t an instant classic.

Soul [8/10]

I’m not a big fan of jazz music, so my first impression of Soul was that I wouldn’t get into it, as it seemed to be focused on a music teacher who wants to fulfil his dream of becoming a celebrated jazz musician, leaving behind his unsatisfying job. Fortunately, the story soon deals with the universal ideas of finding inspiration purpose in life, i.e. enjoying the little things and not thinking about the big picture. While this might be a problematic idea Pixar/Disney are pushing, making artists look rather superfluous, it still works with its characters and storyline. However, despite all the heartfelt moments and fun scenes, Soul isn’t much different from Inside Out in character animation as well as moral message, resulting in an experience that is too familiar to those who’ve been following the studio for so many years.

It seems as if Pixar can’t quite match the originality of its former movies anymore: Coco felt like a rip-off of the Mexican animated movie Book of Life (even if it was very entertaining and touching) and Onward was surprisingly of a meh-meh-who-cares quality. So hopefully, the next Pixar movie will be something completely different and surprise people as Toy Story did all those years ago.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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