This review is spoiler free
Well hello! I know what you’re thinking if you’ve just seen the title of this blog post, which is ”wait, doesn’t that come out in July?” and you’re damn right it does… but I’m pretty much the smuggest kid on the block right now, as ‘The Incredibles 2’ turned out to be this month’s secret screening at Cineworld. Yup, you can hate me…
Sitting in the audience I was kinda semi filled with dread that I was about to have to sit through ‘Mamma Mia 2’, but as the screen went dark and the title popped up, there were actual cheers from the audience. As a 24-year-old, I watched the Incredibles when I was still a kid and I’ve grown nostalgic and full of love for these characters and this story over the years, so I was cheering and clapping with excitement as it started.
This movie has been hyped for so long and it’s one that myself and many others have grown up with. 15 years later and director Brad Bird is back once again with the sequel to what might just be my favourite Pixar film.
So, did it live up to my ridiculously high standards?
Well, the plot follows the family once again as they stand against a world that advocates keeping superheroes illegal. Elastagirl is really the main protagonist in this film, as she takes a new job offer where she tries to show all the good that superheroes can actually do, by wearing a camera sewn into her suit. Meanwhile, Bob (Mr.Incredible) is left at home to take care of the kids and deal with his own battle against family life!
As far as the storyline goes, although it’s somewhat predictable in places, I think that the writers of this really gave this story a life of its own. We get to revisit old characters that we’ve known and loved, whilst being opened to a world with even more superheroes and their abilities. The action sequences run as well as real-life action films and I think that this was more than just a fun flick as there’s actually some really sweet and heartfelt lessons to be taken from this film.
As we saw at the end of the first film, Jack-Jack has developed powers all of his own and a huge part of this movie is Bob having to deal with that. I won’t give too much away, but I was honestly weeping with laughter at points!
The animation is once again absolutely flawless. I really love the style, the detail, and the care that Brad Bird puts into all of his animated films. Even just the hair and the material animation is so flawless, you honestly could not fault it!
My only criticism would be the predictability of aspects of the storyline. The first film had real plot arcs when it came to the villains in the film and although it didn’t ruin it for me, I felt that this time it was a little lazier in its approach.
Ultimately, his film is ridiculous fun. I was holding my stomach laughing, I was sitting on the edge of my seat during action sequences and although this film might be marketed as a kid’s film, it’s absolutely a film that was made for everyone to love and enjoy. A brilliant sequel.