Soul ★★½

2020 Ranked
Pixar Ranked

Animation-wise, Soul is probably Pixar’s best since Finding Nemo (give or take Coco). Unfortunately, following a great setup, the animation is serviced by a painfully underdeveloped script with inspired ideas that are executed in the most uninspired or half-assed way possible, not dissimilar to Inside Out in that regard, but at least Inside Out had some fairly memorable moments. Soul eventually attempts to recapture the greatness of its setup in the third act, but by then, it’s far too late. Not without merit, such as the striking animation, the really solid voice acting, and a fantastic score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, but this missed the mark for me. Hugely disappointing.

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