There's not really many movies where I don't have something critical to say, but this one does it for me! I got to take my family out to see it after the Father's Day weekend rush. Here's a quick review of Incredibles 2 that premiered last week!
At the opening of the film, there was this strange PSA from the actors about the animation taking 14 years to come out with a sequel but will be worth it in the long run. I thought it was an odd way to begin a film, but they weren't wrong! As I said, there isn't much to say about Incredibles 2 other than it was a fantastic and entertaining ride!
They did many recalls back to the original movie and made room for a lot more. There was one time a character said "crap," but I've got a sailor's mouth so it didn't bother me. However, it made me think twice as my kid was sitting next to me for some reason.
The one thing I was curious about (not a major spoiler here) was that I thought the family already knew that Jack Jack had superpowers already from the first film. I knew the babysitter knew, but I had sworn that they picked up at it when he attacked Syndrome. I could be completely off base here as it has been awhile since I've seen the first film, but it did play a bit of role in this story. I will say that one of my favorite parts was with Edna.
The plot arc uses a lot parallel stories going on at the same time; notsomuch a multi-plot, but just a couple perspectives in the overall timeline. I thought was done well enough to not pull me out of the overarching story which is a feat unto itself, and they definitely added to each other to build good tension.
Overall, Incredibles 2 deserves the blockbuster box office opening they had this past weekend. It was entertaining, fluid in its story, and had a lightheartedness that was both humorous and relatable. I highly recommend you go out and see this with your family and friends.
Written by: J. Hooligan