After fourteen years of waiting and wondering and finally accepting that there would never be a sequel to The Incredibles Disney made another dream of mine come to reality with the long awaited Incredibles II. When the Disney logo opened with the classic Incredibles music playing it was like a nostalgia bomb had been dropped on my senses and I became awash in happiness. Yeah baby!
The movie starts basically where the last film stopped which was expected and takes viewers on a fun family adventure as Elastigirl goes to bring superheroes legal again and Mr. Incredible becomes a stay-at-home dad.
Baby Jack Jack steals the show as his powers slowly evolve throughout the movie and leaves you surprised at every turn by how incredibly powerful he is. He’s also the main comic relief of the film. I mean, he’s 100% hilarious.
Elastigirl is given plenty of chances to shine as she saves the day over and over again. Her action scenes are easily the best parts of the movie.
And the villain, Screenslaver, is actually an antagonist who struck a bit of fear in me despite it being an animated film. One of the reasons why The Incredibles was such a great movie was because the villain caused quite the conundrum for the heroes and Screenslaver is easily a better villain than nearly half the Marvel villains.
The music for the movie is also well composed and retains that heroic aspect that made the first one so lovable.
The action, like I said before, is brilliant and are definitely the best parts of the movie. In fact, the action is so good that now I see why it was brought out in IMAX. It was quite loud and impressive indeed. *thumbs up*
My Conclusion of the Film
While the movie is meticulously written and thought out Incredibles II just never seems to reach the same level of magic that its predecessor did. The film’s situations are somewhat boring. And Screenslaver is scary for a while and then slowly loses steam over the length of the movie, becoming a cliche antagonist that’s easily predictable.
I’d give this film an 87 out of a 100 and 4 out of 5 stars. It’s not a bad movie in the slightest but it isn’t great either. It’s totally a fun movie for the family though that will entertain children and adults and it’s definitely worth watching in the movie theaters. It also will undoubtedly be nominated for the Oscars which is a great thing as well.
Incredibles II might not have passed its predecessor but it was definitely worth the fourteen year wait and that’s what matters most.
I thank you for reading this review and I hope you have a beautiful day.