Into the Heart of “Soul”

“Soul,” one of Disney’s newest films, ventures into the depths of the afterlife. The movie tackles different questions many people lose sleep over: Why are we here? What is our purpose? What comes after we die? “Soul” dives into the moods of New York City, chasing after its beats and rhythms and geographical details. 

At the beginning of the movie, a middle-school band teacher, Joe, gets the opportunity of a lifetime that could skyrocket his lifelong dream. However, one small misstep takes him from the busy streets of New York City to The Great Before – a place where new souls acquire their interests, personalities, and little quirks before they get sent to Earth. Committed to getting back to his own life, Joe bands together with premature soul 22, who does not understand the appeal of a human life. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 the amazing things life has to offer, he may discover for himself just what life is truly about. Facing a dead end does not mean there is no other way; it just means you need to make your own.

“Soul” earns four out of five stars. The movie showed a different view on life and death that sets it apart from many other life/death movies. The movie put a comedic spin on the theme of ‘death’ in movies, but it also provides some serious and eye-opening revelations. Because of the ‘death’ theme of the movie, older audiences will actually understand the actual theme or plot of the movie. Younger audiences might not understand the overall plot or theme, but the comedic spin will give them a laugh. The movie “Soul” can be found on Disney+, Amazon Movies, and Starz.