I enjoyed this so much more on a rewatch. Forget the plot, enjoy the vibez. Lushness of death.
SOUL is another triumph for @Pixar - a spiritual sequel to INSIDE OUT that looks at how we find meaning & purpose in life, & what might happen in the space between those things. Death is portrayed as a journey into an obliterating void, plus there’s a funny cat. 💕
I’ll say this though - never has a Pixar film felt more focused on an adult audience. There are strong themes here about existential doubt, and the fear of having wasted your life; different concerns to the emotional management of INSIDE OUT. I wonder what kids will make if it.
As for me? Yes, I cried.
A crap Buñuel crossed with a 6th-form Marquez, ZAMA is a collosal failure on every conceivable level, and a cautionary tale about the hubristic folly of adapting modernist masterpieces.
In the mind of its creators ZAMA is doubtless a rich deep postcolonial dreamscape of defamiliarised deconstructed tropes, but in practice it’s just a clumsy mess of misused cliches.
This should be taught at film school, but not in a good way. There’s more to making a film profound than just moving…