Mesmerising, dense, a history lesson and a horror film.
Soul would have been called imaginative and original without hesitation a few years ago, specifically before its Pixar spirtual precursor Inside Out and Michael Schur's creative carte blanche The Good Place. Its timing is otherwise perfect. The emotional payoff peaks in the second act, with character moments strewn throughout a Pixarified New York. The central message of the film that life is bigger than a singular passion is muddied by an insistence that life is what New York makes it,…