Incredibles 2 Movie Review
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On Monday night, my daughter and I saw an advance screening of Incredibles 2. We have been waiting 14 years for this sequel – at least I have (my daughter’s only 12). But, was it worth the wait?
Our screening started with a short introduction by Craig T. Nelson (voice of Mr. Incredible), Holly Hunter (voice of Elastigirl), and Samuel L. Jackson (voice of Frozone). In this clip they thanked the audience for waiting 14 years for the sequel and the cast and crew for their hard work on it. I was told this is included in the theatrical release.
Incredibles 2 Review
My daughter and I both loved Incredibles 2. It was as good as the original movie. As seen in the trailer, Jack-Jack’s powers have developed. He definitely provides comic relief. My daughter’s absolute favorite scene is Jack-Jack and the raccoon (see the movie poster below for a few clues).
In a reversal of The Incredibles, Elastigirl is the one to head out on a super hero mission. Meanwhile Mr. Incredible is at home and dealing with Violet’s broken date, Dash’s math homework, and Jack-Jack’s developing powers – and refusal to sleep. When Elastigirl gets into trouble, Mr. Incredible comes to help – and the kids show up as well.
I was thrilled with the characters they brought back. Frozone was one of my favorites from the first movie, and is back for Incredibles 2. Costume designer Edna Mode is also back.
Incredibles 2 introduces a new cast of super heroes as well. Voyd is the standout of the new group.
On the downside, Incredibles 2 is fairly predictable. I figured out who the villain was fairly early in the movie. I also wish they would have spent more time with Violet and Dash using their powers.
Incredibles 2 starts with a short film, Bao (more details below). The total run time is over 2 hours…without trailers.
Incredibles 2 will definitely be better if you have watched The Incredibles recently. It starts immediately after The Incredibles ended. Throughout it assumes that you know the backstory and powers of the characters. The Incredibles is currently available via Freeform On Demand through your TV provider.
Incredibles 2 Trailer
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About Incredibles 2
In INCREDIBLES 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.
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Bao is a short film shown before Incredibles 2. As with many of the Pixar short films, the story is told without dialogue.
An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. But Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever.
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