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Incredibles 2 (Film Review) – A Fun Sequel

Incredibles 2 is an animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. It is a Pixar film that acts as a sequel to 2004’s The Incredibles with an ensemble voice cast that includes Brad Bird, Sophia Bush, Jonathan Banks, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, Huck Milner, Sarah Vowell, Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter.

The story of Incredibles 2 follows the Parr family who have to try and find a balance between regaining the public’s trust of superheroes as well as having a civilian family life at the same time. However, a new enemy now seeks to turn the public against superheroes which could threaten everything that Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and his family have built after years in underground exile.

My Expectation For Incredibles 2

14 years. 14 years since The Incredibles came out to critical acclaim and, even to this day, it is still regarded by many as one of the best Pixar films ever made. It was a film I used to watch a lot as a kid and the ending of The Incredibles was something which definitely laid the groundwork for a sequel. However, we have had to wait 14 long years for Incredibles 2 to finally become a reality.

Parr Family in Incredibles 2

Thankfully, it seems that the majority of those who have seen Incredibles 2 so far have really liked the movie. Some prefer it to the original and others do not but the majority of those people still see the film as a worthy sequel. All I wanted Incredibles 2 to be was a worthy sequel that made me feel as though the wait for it was worth it.

My Thoughts On Incredibles 2

Thankfully, Incredibles 2 is a really good, fun sequel. While its core story is not as good as the original, it still delivers on entertainment. A couple of things which Incredibles 2 does improve over the original is the quality in animation as well as the action set-pieces. Both of these things are absolutely stellar and they show how far animation has come and what you can do with this medium of storytelling since the mid-2000s.

In terms of characters, I would have to say that my favourite from an entertainment standpoint was Jack-Jack. Every scene he was in was really funny and he kind of steals the film from everyone else when it comes to comedy. Dramatically, I liked what Mr. Incredible went through when it came to his role in the family and the family had a dynamic that was still as great as it was in The Incredibles.

Edna in Incredibles 2

Still, as I said, Incredibles 2 falls short of the original when it comes to its core story and the same can be said for its villain. I am not going to give away who the villain is in Incredibles 2 because it is meant to be shocking twist but the reveal was pretty predictable. You knew it was coming from a mile away and the villain in the film was nowhere near as compelling, imposing or personable as Syndrome when it came to their motivations.

My Final Thoughts on Incredibles 2

It took 14 years for Incredibles 2 to happen but I have no doubt it will take much less time to do an Incredibles 3 if Pixar chooses to do so. I am not sure how I feel about a third film in this franchise. If it is going to happen, then I would like the film to be set way in the future. I believe that seeing these characters considerably aged could provide some interesting character dynamics.

Still, whatever direction a possible Incredibles 3 goes in, I will see it thanks to how much I liked Incredibles 2 even if it does fall short of the original. If you go in with the right expectations, then I am sure that you will enjoy your experience with this movie, especially if you have a family.

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