Finally, some new movies are starting to release! Peyton and I have been waiting for Soul to be released for a long time. From the first time we saw the trailer last year we knew this was a movie we wanted to see. When I heard that Disney was going to release Soul to Disney+ and it was not going to cost extra to watch I was super excited! We are Disney+ subscribers so we could not wait to watch. Well, I guess a lot of you were eager to watch too because it kept freezing the first time we tried to watch it.
So what is Soul about?
Pixar Animation Studios’ “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks, and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions. “Soul” is Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. (Pixar short “Lou”).
Will the kids enjoy it?
I personally really enjoyed Soul. It reminded me a little bit of Inside Out. Had a similar feeling. Peyton found it a little harder to stay focused. And my younger niece and nephew did not focus very well. Part of it could be that it’s Christmas and they are all hopped up on sugar and excitement from new toys, but I would say this is more for older children. More like 8 plus. There is a lot of talking and the storyline is heavier than say Toy Story but it’s a great movie.
Bottom Line on Pixar’s Soul
The bottom line is……yes I would recommend for movie night. Soul is not going to captivate all ages so be sure to set expectations. It’s a movie that you and your kids are either going to get into and really enjoy or not click with. There is really no halfway with this movie. We had mixed feelings at our house. I liked it but the kids couldn’t get into the movie.
But you know what always goes well with movies??? Cookies!!! So we made some Soul Cookies to go along with our movie night. Be sure to check them out and make a batch for your own movie night.