For those of us of a certain generation, it has been 14 years. 14…long, long years since the first Incredibles movie, and the confirmation of its sequel. Now, on June 15, 2018, we finally got what was promised to children and adults alike!
Incredibles 2 gave audience members exactly what they
Without giving anything away, the main plot of Incredibles 2, was Elasigirl (Holly Hunter) is offered a job to help put superheroes back in the light and make them legal once again. While she’s doing that, her husband Bob, AKA Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), is left in charge of their three children, Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner), and of course baby Jack-Jack. Many see this as a bit of a reverse scenario from the first movie where Bob was away from home doing work while Helen stayed home with the kids. The only difference is there are no secrets about what Helen is doing.
Unfortunately, a villain going by the name ScreenSaver, is using his powers to take control of people’s minds. Elastigirl has to think on her feet and follow clues and leads to uncover the person behind
the screen. Despite ScreenSaver’s attempts to knock Elasigirl off her game and hinder the development of bringing supers back, Elastigirl manages to solve every trap set for her. After her first successful mission, she becomes proud of herself, and gets excited that she is making a name for herself like she did before she met Mr. Incredible. Meanwhile, Bob is home struggling with the daily tasks of having to help with homework, bond with his preteen daughter and of course…a baby with newly developed powers.
Seeing Bob attempt to take care of the daily needs of Dash and Violet makes us laugh, but also to those who are fathers whether single or with a spouse, they can relate to the pressure he faces. Now dealing with a baby who can teleport, burst into flames, turn into a demon and multiply…is a whole other challenge. Even Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), can’t help his longtime friend and super partner out of this struggle. An interesting development is that the movie has some minor language in it. Small ones that aren’t super serious (to us adults) but still, they went edgy like old PG movies from early 80s and 90s.
Probably the best thing about this sequel, is that the main cast makes an apology to the audience for making us wait so long for this movie (as well they should)! But…the wait was definitely worth it. Incredibles 2 is a cinematic masterpiece and does the first movie justice.
If anyone hasn’t seen it yet, check it out and experience the action, suspense and amazing animation from Disney and Pixar! For those in their mid to late 20’s and 30’s who saw the first Incredibles movie, this sequel is beyond satisfying and they’ll be bouncing in their seats like they’re a kid again.