The Incredibles 2 Review

The Incredibles 2

14 years. That’s how long I waited to see this much anticipated sequel to a movie that to this day whenever I see it on TV I will stop what I’m doing and watch. The Incredibles was a groundbreaking Pixar movie that had everyone talking. The fact that it took 14 years to make a sequel to it meant that there was a lot of expectations going in. It also meant that everyone who originally watched the first movie was 14 years older and wasn’t really sure if this movie would age with the audience. When I first seen this movie I was 20, so based off of that keep reading to see if this movie met my very high expectations.

Taking place right after the first movie ended, I mean seriously, it picks up right where The Incredibles ends, you’ll rejoin the Parr family who are a family of Super Heroes. Still in hiding because Super Heroes are banned, Elastigirl, voiced by Holly Hunter, and Mr. Incredible, voiced by Craig T. Nelson, find themselves having to go back to a normal life until they get an offer from Winston, voiced by Bob Odenkirk, and his sister Eveyln, voiced by Catherine Keener. They want to make Super’s legal again because their mother and father believed in them so much. Winston grew up worshiping Mr. Incredible, Elastigril, and Frozone, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, so he makes Elastigirl the one who’s going to bring Super’s back by showing how great they are meaning that Mr. Incredible is left at home with the kids trying to raise them. This will lead to Elastigirl’s first new arch nemesis The Screenslayer who believes that people don’t need Super’s and will do everything to sabotage Winston’s plans. Can Elastigirl save the day while Mr. Incredible plays Mr. Mom? You’ll have to watch and find out.

I’ve seen and heard a lot of negative things about this movie going in and I have to say that I have no idea what the hell these people were watching. Seriously. I thought that this movie was just well, incredible. I loved every single minute of it and felt like no time at all had passed from the first movie to the second movie. The CGI did change as time progressed, but it only enhanced the movie and made it that much more awesome. The movie was funny as Mr. Incredible tries to take care of the kids and fails miserably while Jack Jack comes into powers of his own and has an epic battle with a racoon. The movie was also action packed as you get to see Elastigirl at her best and not just some stay at home mom. The main villain of this movie, The Screenslayer, is also so perfect and fitting that it just brings the whole movie together. Sure this movie was two hours long, but I think that it was so long because Pixar knew that the original audience that watched The Incredibles had also aged with the movie and were going to need more than a 90 minute movie to keep them entertained.

The cast for this movie, which is the same cast from the original movie, except for Dash, was still awesome. All of the main actors, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, and Samuel L. Jackson work excellently together and it pays off. The cast has amazing chemistry and makes it believable that not only are they Super’s, but that they’re family and friends. All of them really make the movie and I couldn’t see this movie being cast any different.

Overall I give this movie a 5 out of 5.

14 years waiting for a sequel was a long one, but it paid off in the end and I seriously wouldn’t mind watching both The Incredibles and The Incredibles 2 back to back. I thought this movie lived up to every single expectation that I had and even exceeded it. There wasn’t a time in this movie where I thought it dragged or that it became uninteresting. I would say that if you’re a fan of the original movie that this is a must see because you know that you were waiting for a sequel to one of the best Pixar movies ever made. If you’ve never seen The Incredibles I would highly recommend seeing the first one and then watching this one. Either way this movie gets the must watch stamp of approval from me and is one that shouldn’t be missed.

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2 Comments

  1. I do have to admit that Incredibles 2 comes across as a fairly basic sequel. The action sequences are as amazing as those in the first, but I didn’t find the villain (and by extension, the conflict) as compelling this time around. Roger Ebert once said that a film is only as good as its villain, and while I don’t agree with that sentiment given how many great films are out there that feature no villain at all (some of which he gave four stars, it should be noted), in this particular case, the lack of a compelling villain really hurts the experience. Still, it was one of the better films from 2018, and I would easily give it a 7/10.

    • The conflict between the The Screenslayer and Elastigirl wasn’t that great, but I did like The Screenslayer. I feel that he/she (I don’t want to spoil it) had a good point on why he/she was a villain and it made a lot of sense to me. It didn’t really add to the story all that much, Elastigirl just needed a villain to defeat because she’s a super and every super needs a villain, but it did progress the story and I think the real focus of the movie itself was the reversal of roles between Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible.

      I agree with you though that not every film has to have a villain, but I don’t think the lack of a compelling villain hurt the experience that was The Incredbles 2.

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