Incredibles 2 is the newest animated superhero movie from Walt Disney Studios. It is also the highly anticipated sequel for 2004’s The Incredibles. The movie is directed by Brad Bird and stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Brad Bird. This movie is getting, wait for it, INCREDIBLE reviews; had to get that pun out of the way. Without further of due, let’s review Incredibles 2.
Before watching this one, I watched the original the day before and I forgot how good it was. The Incredibles is pretty much a perfect movie and easily one of the best Pixar movies ever made. So its safe to say the sequel had enormous expectations thankfully it lived up for the most part. I loved this movie and its one of the best sequels ever made. Lets start off with what I liked.
14 years is a long time and a lot has happened in the movie world since the first Incredibles came out. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was created and it has taken over pop culture. Superhero movies aren’t what they were back and 2004 and I thought this movie wouldn’t feel like the Incredibles. But that fear is dispelled as soon as the title comes across the screen.
By far the best part this movie is the Parr family once again. What makes this movie and the original so good is that the Parr family is so real. They are a real family that deals with real issues. The only difference is that they’re superheroes. I also loved where every character went in the movie. Elastagirl (Mrs. Incredible) has some amazing action sequences as she takes more of a lead then she did in the first. Side note, she’s probably the hottest cartoon mom of all-time (I regret nothing). Mr. Incredible takes on more of a parenting role and I loved every minute of it. The conversations and moments he has with Violet and Dash are heartfelt and once again real. I kept seeing moments I had with my Dad when I was a kid through the Parr family here. Also, Jack Jack was the standout by far. When he’s learning his powers, it leads to some of the funniest moments in the entire movie.
Another thing that I love about this movie is that it wasn’t dumb down for kids. As a 25 year old man, I could watch this movie on repeat because of how mature it is. It has great themes and great messages for people of all ages. As for the only aspect I didn’t like in the film, it was the villain. The villain doesn’t suck, but the Screen Slayer wasn’t anything special. Syndrome was such a good villain in the original because of his personal connection to Mr. Incredible as well as his reasoning to becoming a villain. The same can not be said here.
In conclusion, Incredible 2 is not as good as the first but is a fantastic movie non the less. It’s one of the best Pixar movies ever made and one of the better superhero movies as well. I really hope they make a 3rd, but if not, I’m just glad they knocked this one out of the park.
Steve Santoro (SVS_1993)