June 15, 2018

Incredibles 2 is in theaters on June 15th, 2018.

After the events of the first film, the Parr family is forced to relocate. And when all hopes for supers being legalized are lost, Winston Deavor (played by Bob Odenkirk) offers Elasti-Girl (played by Holly Hunter) a job to bring back the supers. Elasti-Girl goes for it, and leaves Mr. Incredible (played by Craig T. Nelson) incharge of watching Jack-Jack (played by Eli Fucile), Dash (played by Huck Milner) and Violet (played by Sarah Vowell).

To start this review, the 2004 Incredibles film is my favorite animated film of all time. With this being said, I had very high expectations for this film. And I am not sure how, but P.I.X.A.R and Brad Bird (who previously directed “Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and “Ratatouille”) absolutely nailed it. The whole cast sounded just as good as the first one. It was very refreshing to have Holly Hunter (previously seen in “The Big Sick” and “Jackie”) shine more as Elasti-Girl. Although he does not have as much screen time as the Incredibles, I really liked the character of the ScreenSlaver (played by Bill Wise). He had an awesome character design and some really cool moments in the film. Another stand out character for me would be Eli Fucile (who’s voiced Jack-Jack in every Incredibles movie/videogame) as Jack-Jack. He definitely stole the majority of the laughs. But the family dynamic with everyone was just as perfect and realistic as the first film (even including some very well done political moments). And this film does still have its dark and adult moments, it felt very real.

There are a few other things I wanted to mention. First, the action is absolutely fantastic. And these scenes accompanied with the iconic score by Michael Giacchino (who previously composed “Star Trek” and “Up”) are absolutely brilliant. This film also has to get props for the animation and lighting in this film. There has been such an improvement in technology since the first film came out and this film looks better than ever. Even the finest details look absolutely perfect. And the lighting in this film surprisingly stands out. It looks almost lifelike.

Now, while I love this film, I do have a few issues with it. There are a few minor plot holes, and the way that the villain is approached is very predictable. And that goes with a few other moments in this film that are just a little more predictable than i’d like. But besides from these few issues, Incredibles is still a near perfect sequel.

Overall, if you can’t tell already I absolutely love this movie. One of the most perfect sequels I have seen in a while. Being back in the family dynamic with Brad Bird directing again and that classic score came together so well. And the new characters are fun additions to the cast. I really can’t wait to see more from Brad Bird and this franchise! I hope all of you check out this fantastic P.I.X.A.R film as soon as you get a chance. And also make sure to come early to see the short “Bao”. Quite possibly the best P.I.X.A.R short I have ever seen (I cried).

Rating: 4.8 out of 5

Cabell Cabell (Senior Contributor) is a filmmaker from Tampa, Florida. He will watch just about any film but when he's not reviewing the latest hits he spends time directing films of his own.
Click Here to check out Cabell's Articles.