Incredibles 2

incredibles-2-poster-fandangoWe may have had to wait 14 years for a sequel to The Incredibles, but Incredibles 2 picks up exactly where the original left off with The Underminer (Pixar good luck charm John Ratzenberger) terrorising the city. The plot revolves around Winston and Evelyn Deavor’s (Catherine Keener and Bob Odenkirk) plans to reverse the outlawing of superheroes by placing the least destructive of them, Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) in the spotlight.

Initially the plotting seems like a reversal of the original. Instead of Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) fighting crime with Elastigirl at home it’s the other way round. What this means is that we get some fantastic comedy moments whilst Mr. Incredible tries to parent his three super powered children and exciting and inventive action whilst Elastigirl tries to thwart the evil hypnotic Screenslaver.

As with the best Pixar films it works on lots of levels. The underlying theme of parents being superheroes starts off subtly and then is literally explained to us and despite being aimed at children it arguably is the most adult superhero film this year. And those films don’t feature the fabulous Edna Mode, darling, voiced of course by writer/director Brad Bird.

If there are any faults to be had it is how obvious the villain reveal is, but it’s so much fun throughout I’ll forgive it that weakness.

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One thought on “Incredibles 2

  1. Why do Pixar keep turning out poor sequels to their originals (Toy Story accepted). I was so annoyed leaving the cinema and I am a huge Brad Bird fan. The plot is sign posted as you have said, and all the themes from the original just cast aside. In the 14 years since the first we have been superheroed to death and this adds nothing to the mix. On the plus side Michael Giacchino’s score is just short of brilliant and the 60’s feel to it great. I am sure Graham and Neil will love it, however it just doesn’t work for me
    PS I also didn’t fully understand the short film, as wonderful as it looked!!!

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