Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Black moviewatchers! White movie critic Kirsten Acuna has simultaneously saved you from watching Pixar’s new movie “Soul”, spoiled the movie for you if you did want to watch a movie about a Black music teacher, and offered expert White advice about how cartoon movies about Black people should be made.
Like Acuna, I’m White and I watched the movie the other day. Unlike Acuna, I’m not “woke” enough to publish “massive spoilers” about a beautiful movie that other people might want to watch just because Black people need to be saved from the interaction between an obviously Black character and another character whose indeterminate race must be White because she’s “an overly chatty, opinionated, and loud-mouthed soul who doesn’t care about life.”
“It doesn’t help that ‘Soul’ nearly became a white-savior movie,” Acuna writes. “[M]y entire experience watching ‘Soul’ was a roller coaster of cringe and concern because of the film’s creative choices.”
Wrong. What doesn’t help are overly-chatty, opinionated, and loud-mouthed White souls named Kirsten who hate White saviors, can’t help acting like White saviors themselves, and feel no remorse for denouncing artistic miscegenation wherever they find it.
Now get over to the Disney Channel and watch “Soul” for yourself before some other White Savior tries to save you from it.