Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is one of the few movies that lived up to its original. This action-packed film that has been in waiting for 14 years had a similar approach as the first movie. It begins right where the Incredibles ended, with the super family protecting Metroville against the Underminer. The Incredible family – Mr. Incredible (Bob Parr), Elastigirl (Helen Parr), Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack – along with Frozone, voiced by Samuel Jackson, try to save the city but they also cause destruction and fail to catch the villain, which again, leaves the politicians in a rage and along with the media, they suppress the supers. The Parr family’s home is destroyed and are forced to live in a motel and lay low. Although most are against the supers, there is still hope among a few who try to help all the supers gain their reputation back.
This second installation puts Elastigirl in the spotlight as the executor of the agenda to bring the supers back while Mr. Incredible is made to stay home and take care of the kids. This is where all the fun begins. While Elastigirl is saving the city from the newfound villain with her awesome power of flexibility and innovative new equipment, the home life of the Parrs’ is in absolute mayhem. Here, Pixar blends action and comedy, delivering hilarious, witty and super cute scenes. One of the most memorable scenes being the discovery of Jack Jack’s powers, which we witnessed in a short Jack-Jack attack against Syndrome in the 2004 film. On the other hand, Violet deals with teenage problems, Dash with his overbearing math homework and Bob with being solely in charge of the kids. Helen does an incredible job trying to catch the villain without causing any destruction or casualties and impresses the media and citizens, succeeding at the campaign to bring the supers back.
Don’t worry, no spoilers here! As for new characters, the villain in this movie is definitely more interesting than Syndrome, a.k.a. Incrediboy, from the prior film. The movie also includes a plot twist that spiced things up a bit as compared to the first. A bunch of new supers are introduced as well with intriguing powers.
You’re probably wondering why I haven’t mentioned Edna yet. Well, you know what they say, ‘Save the best for last’. The superheroes’ high-tech costume designer, the ever flawless and witty, our *Edna’s accent* ‘Darling Edna’, voiced by writer and director, Brad Bird, was one of the most lovable characters in the first movie and was even more so in the second film but only for a short scene. The movie would surely have made a bigger difference had Edna covered more scenes.
This visually stunning movie is a treat to watch in 3D and composer Michael Giacchino’s soundtracks were beautiful and perfect for the various scenes in the movie.
The Incredibles 2 is a must watch, especially for all those 90s kids who have been waiting too long for a sequel to be released. It is finally here, so don’t miss your chance. The audience in the theatres, as heard from many people and from my own experience, were 95% adults, all feeling nostalgic about their favorite movie from the 00’s.
It was truly incredible!
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