The Incredibles Are Back!

I’m going to tell you right now, I am a HUGE Incredibles fan. I was six when The Incredibles came out and I think I watched this movie nearly every day for about a year and a half straight, that’s how much I loved The Incredibles. It was the best superhero movie I had ever seen as a child and it continuously made me happy. As I grew older and continued watching The Incredibles I began asking myself as I watched the end over and over again if there would be a sequel or not. It was so obvious that there should be one but as the years crawled by and the hope of an Incredibles sequel grew less and less likely I began to give up hope.

I think the last time I watched The Incredibles was, I’d say, in 2011 and after that final viewing of the Pixar superhero flick I thought I would never see The Incredibles again. And then…that hope for an Incredibles sequel that I had buried away because it seemed so unlikely was reawakened with a bang as Disney announced that sequel that I had been longing for for years was going to be made. I jumped up and down with joy.

The Incredibles was my favorite children’s movie just ahead of the cute children’s film, Stuart Little, and the thought of a sequel was beyond a dream come true for me. Last week during the Winter Olympics a sneak peek for Incredibles 2 was released and, after finally seeing it today, I’m here to share it with you.

After seeing the sneak peek I’m still excited about the movie but I don’t know if it has that same pizzazz, that same special sauce that made it so enjoyable fourteen years ago. I think because The Incredibles set such a high bar Disney is possibly trying too hard to top it and that could be a problem. I mean I like the plot.

Elastigirl has been hired by an agency to bring superheroes back into the limelight while Mr. Incredible has to become a stay-at-home dad and take care of the kids which shows how the creators have evolved the story since last time we saw them. And while the sneak peek was enjoyable it also felt, I hate to admit it, a little boring. Some of the jokes didn’t land properly, seeing Edna Mode in the teaser felt like a nostalgic callback to the previous Incredibles rather than a necessity, and there wasn’t exactly anything that excited me from this trailer. One thing that did interest me about this sneak peek, however, is the fact that there was no sign of the villain. That means there’s quite a bit of content in this movie that hasn’t been shared and that’s always exciting to see.

I’m hoping Incredibles 2 will be just as enjoyable as its predecessor but I’ll have to wait and see. Judging from this sneak peek though it’ll fall just short of The Incredibles’ former glory and it’ll try too hard to be like the previous film rather than embracing it and moving the story forward in an equally enjoyable manner. I hope I’m wrong about this but my gut instinct is usually never wrong.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an incredible day.

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