Incredibles 2 (2018)

I'm one of those people who completely snubbed The Incredibles when it came out —mainly because I was 10, I had a bigger brother and therefore I had no power over which film to see at the movies— and I kept avoiding it for the following years because it just didn't appeal me —frankly, I thought it was a kids movie. Then, about a year ago, I finally watched it, and I loved it which made me very excited for the sequel. I guess it's karma hitting me back for waiting so long to see the original that I got to see Incredibles 2 only now. That or the fact that I live in a shitty country. 

Anyways, the film follows the Parr family who once again has to hang up their suits as supers have been outlawed because of the collateral damage of their heroics. Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl (voiced by Holly Hunter) are soon approached by tycoon Winston Deavor (voiced by Bob Odenkirk) who wants to restore superheros' image, and offers Elatigirl a job. She accepts and, when a new supervillain, Screenslaver, wreaks havoc with his mind control abilities, she has to face this new threat. Meanwhile, Mr. Incredible is left to take care of the kids.

As it was for the original film, the plot is pretty much your typical, simple, straightforward and therefore predictable superhero story. It does have a twist but it came as a half surprise to me as I was expecting that a major character would turn out to be Screenslaver, only I didn't guess which one. Despite this, Incredibles 2's is a story that keeps you engaged and entertaining throughout. 

The characters are just as lovable and charming as they were in the previous film. Some of them feel more like stereotypes than anything else —this time around, Violet and Dash are nothing more than your typical high/middle school kids who are either struggling with boys or grades— there's very little development, and the villain isn't that threatening, but they are fun and relatable, with Edna Mode being as cool and amazing as before, for no other reason than her being Edna Mode, and Jack-Jack the most notable. He is nothing short of adorable and funny —and this comes from someone who does not like babies— and absolutely steals the show. 

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Yes, giving more importance to Jack-Jack means baby jokes throughout the film, but they do work and they bring balance in the film as most jokes are more adult than kid oriented. I don't know how kids felt/would feel about this, but I found Incredibles 2's humour quite amusing.

At last, the animation is fantastic, as expected. It looks amazing in every single scene, whether it's an action sequence or Mr. Incredible reading bedtime stories to Jack-Jack; the colours are gorgeous and vibrant; the attention to details, especially in the backgrounds, is impressive as always when it comes to Pixar.


  1. I loved the first movie and thought the seamstress was a hoot since she seemed to be based on Anna Wintour and Edith Head. I am looking forward to seeing this one

  2. I felt the same way you did about the original! I made myself watch it a week before the sequel came out just so I'd know what it was all about. Jack-Jack had me in stitches...he was so funny!

  3. I'm glad you liked it, but I absolutely loved it. True, the plot was predictable, but for me, this was all about the humor and the heart, and it had tons of both. It will quite possibly be in my top 10 come the end of the year.

    1. Oh god, don't even make me think about that. I'm yet to see great films this year. My top 10 will be like top 3 or something haha