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.
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Samuel L Jackson
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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.