Incredibles 2

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Incredibles 2

Think protecting mere mortals is hard? Try parenting.

Superheroes may save the world, but parenthood requires skills far more advanced than extendable limbs. Brad Bird’s 'Incredibles 2' – Pixar’s most spirited sequel since 'Toy Story 3' – lovingly expresses this certainty through a bighearted familial portrait wrapped in ’60s-inspired design. But the film’s disarming appeal lies in its simpler moments of domesticity, in which the members of the all-superhero Parr family lift each other up and fight for relevance in a world of indifference.

Still underground with criminalised superpowers and a destroyed home, Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), and their children, Violet, Dash and the explosive baby Jack-Jack, quietly live in a dingy motel. Their luck turns when a pair of wealthy siblings – the naive Winston and brainy inventor Evelyn (Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener) – offer them a chance to restore the Supers’ reputation. While the sensible Elastigirl serves as the fearless face of the mission, Mr. Incredible hilariously Mr. Moms his way through the kids’ homework, boy troubles and newly emerging superpowers. When the state-of-the-art villain Screenslaver disturbs the picture, the entire crew, including the previous film’s charismatic ice maker Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), joins the good fight.

'Incredibles 2' comes supercharged with timely, sophisticated themes around societal apathy and gender parity. While slightly overplotted in its finale, the sleek sequel still glows with grown-up wit, with craft and humor to match franchises like 'James Bond' and 'Mission Impossible'. At a time when movie screens are clogged with indistinguishable superheroes in obnoxious crossover events, 'Incredibles 2' kicks it old school and rises above the noise with its defiantly humane soul.

By: Tomris Laffly

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Release details

Rated:
PG
Release date:
Friday July 13 2018
Duration:
125 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Brad Bird
Screenwriter:
Brad Bird
Cast:
Craig T. Nelson
Holly Hunter
Samuel L Jackson

Average User Rating

3.4 / 5

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tastemaker

3. 5...... I loved the first ever Incredibles movie. It had humour, action and anticipation. Though I enjoyed this movie I can't say I did as much as the first. I can't put my finger on it but it was missing something. We get to see more of the cute baby Jack Jack who made me "awww" and giggle but I can't say I was blown away by this. We waited so long and it didn't hit the 5 star mark for me sadly.

tastemaker

I enjoyed the first film; and I am not such a fan of animated films but this one was overly long and didn't have an original bone in its body. The digital animation was excellent but these days that is nothing to crow about; high quality animation is the standard. And the story was as old as the hills; you could see the denouement coming from a mile off. Hackneyed script; unoriginal... 

tastemaker

I wasn’t much of a fan of the first film, but actually really enjoyed this one.

It speeds along, delivers a slightly predictable but satisfying plot twist, the story touches on our modern age of ‘fake news’ and it has some great set pieces. A particular highlight being the black and white fight scene that’ll have epileptics literally frothing at the mouth.

It’s by no means perfect: The 2hr running time had kids around me asking parents to go home, gender stereotypes are used for laughs, the signature Pixar emotional sucker punch is missing and the villain’s claim that society is weak for buying whatever it’s sold is a little rich when coming from Disney.

If anything though, it’s worth checking out for the short that precedes it: Bao. Quiet, emotional and brilliant, this 5min film had me in tears by its end credits.

Tastemaker

Yeah! The Incredibles are back and this is probably just as good as the first movie, although the second half was much better in my opinion. Elastigirl is definitely the star of the movie here although Jack Jack certainly impresses with not one but 17 incredible powers. So cool and great to watch whether you're an adult, child or just the young at heart.


Great film to watch with the family - I took my 10 and 18 year old to see the 3D version at the Barbican.

Action packed and very clever - I love the fact that the humour, dialogue and story line was not dumb down to suit the children. In fact it's sophisticated and quite challenging the patriarchy.

Both the protagonist and villain are women - and this is refreshing but I think the house husband character was rather stereotypical. 

The children really kick ass and saved their parents and the world and Violet get to decide if she wants to go on a date with the boy of her dreams!



Fun film to watch with your family and kids.

Absolutely love the baby!!!!

If you liked the original you’ll definitely like this one too.