We get to enjoy it today on Disney +. So here is my Pixar Animated Short 22 vs Earth Review for you. You will be pleased to know that Tina Fey reprises her role for this adorable prequel of Soul. But is 22 vs Earth any good? Is it worth spending the whole 5 minutes on it? You bet! and I tell you why.
Pixar Animated Short 22 vs Earth Review
Yes, you know I will not pass by an opportunity to watch a movie short. As many as I have watched, Sanjay’s Super Team is still my favorite animated one. Yes, Lava You is adorable, and Us Again is a vibrant must watch story. So does 22 vs Earth measure up? It certainly does, in its own Pixar Soul way. While you do not need to watch Soul to enjoy 22 vs Earth, I would totally recommend it. Not only because you do not want to pass up the opportunity to watch an Oscar winning film. But also, because some explanations of The Great Before, for example, might enrich your experience watching 22 vs Earth.
Get Ready to laugh
The first thing to know if that for a 5 minute movie, it rates 10 out 10 on the laugh out loud category. Right down to the credit time!
I mean, it is 22 people. She is cute to start with, and The Apocalypse gang just turns it up! Plus, it reminds us there are all kinds of people in this planet. We all earn our badges in The Great Before. Watch it so you know what I mean. I just don’t want to give away blatant spoilers.
The Great Before
If you read my Pixar Soul review, you know I am mesmerized by the artwork that created The Great Before. A chance to see the Jerry’s again is quite a treat. More so, with their perfect explanation of the meaning of life at the end of the short!
Optimism and Hope
Despite the relationship of 22 and Earth, I walked out feeling uplifted. In the midst of the “rebellion” I found undertones of optimism and hope. Plus, we get asked again not only what the meaning of life is. Also, we are reminded to enjoy life to the fullest.
22 vs Earth Review Overview
Is this a masterpiece of a short? I won’t lie, it won’t make that category for me. But it is thoroughly enjoyable. It definitely adds to the world of Soul and enriches 22’s character. Additionally, it is intelligent and delivers good laughs. So, watch it, you are going to like it. Find out more about the making of 22 vs Earth in our interview with director Kevin Nolting.
I wouldn’t mind at all if we someday soon could enjoy a series of 22 short movies with all her thoughts, experiences and especially her mentor exchanges.
ABOUT 22 VS EARTH
Set before the events of Disney and Pixar’s “Soul,” 22 defies the rules of The Great Before and refuses to go to Earth, enlisting a gang of five other new souls in her attempt at rebellion. However, as her cohorts’ activities lead to unexpected results, 22’s subversive plot may actually lead to a surprising revelation about the meaning of life.