Soul / Alternative Ending - Ad1 2020

Did you know that our souls might have a secret life of their own?

Just like crows, one of the most intelligent animals on planet earth, our souls may possess a depth of wisdom and curiosity that goes beyond our comprehension.

Pixar Animation Studios takes us on a mind-bending journey in their latest masterpiece, Soul.

This 2020 American computer-animated fantasy comedy-drama film, produced for Walt Disney Pictures, delves into the mysteries of life, purpose, and the afterlife.

While the original ending left us with a sense of fulfillment, I couldn't help but wonder what would happen if the story took a different turn.

Brace yourselves, because I have an alternate ending that will leave you questioning the very essence of your existence.

Welcome to the world of Soul and prepare to have your mind blown.

The new ending

As Joe Gardner finally embraces his passion for jazz and finds fulfillment in his life, he discovers a hidden truth about the Great Before. It turns out that the Great Before is not just a place where souls are prepared for life on Earth, but also a realm where souls can choose to return after their time on Earth is complete.

Joe, having experienced the joys and struggles of life, decides to return to the Great Before instead of staying on Earth. He realizes that his purpose is not just to live a fulfilling life but to guide and inspire other souls on their journey towards finding their own passions and purposes.

As Joe transitions back to the Great Before, he becomes a mentor to new souls, helping them discover their spark and guiding them through the process of finding their own unique paths. He shares his wisdom and experiences, encouraging them to embrace their passions and live life to the fullest.

Meanwhile, on Earth, 22, who has been profoundly impacted by her time with Joe, takes on the role of a mentor as well. She becomes a source of inspiration for other lost souls, helping them find their way back to their passions and rediscover the joy of living.

The film ends with a montage of Joe and 22, now both mentors in their respective realms, guiding countless souls towards their own sparks. The audience is left with a sense of wonder and curiosity about the infinite possibilities of the Great Before and the impact that Joe and 22 will continue to have on the souls they encounter.

Questions for discussions

  • 1. What new challenges and obstacles will Joe face as a mentor in the Great Before?
  • 2. How will Joe's experiences on Earth shape his approach to guiding souls in the Great Before?
  • 3. Will Joe be able to help every soul find their spark, or are there some souls that are truly lost?
  • 4. How will Joe's decision to return to the Great Before affect his relationships with the people he left behind on Earth?
  • 5. Will Joe ever feel a sense of fulfillment and purpose in the Great Before, or will he always long for the experiences and connections he had on Earth?
  • 6. How will 22's newfound role as a mentor impact her own journey of self-discovery?
  • 7. Will 22 be able to help lost souls on Earth without experiencing life as a human herself?
  • 8. What other realms or dimensions exist beyond the Great Before and Earth, and how do they contribute to the overall cycle of life and purpose?
  • 9. How will the impact of Joe and 22's mentorship ripple through the souls they encounter, and what kind of lasting effects will it have on the world of the story?
  • 10. Can Joe and 22's guidance truly change the trajectory of a soul's life, or are they simply helping them uncover what was already there?
  • I have imagined other alternative endings; check the link below or in the sidebar.

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