Director and writer Brad Bird had 14 years to get the Incredibles sequel right – and get it right he most certainly did. Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is sure to blow away enthusiasts and draw in scores of new fans.
In Incredibles 2, mum Helen (Holly Hunter) is at the forefront of the action as she leads a campaign to bring Supers back into the limelight, while Bob (Craig T. Nelson) battles with his new role as a stay-at-home dad. Crowd favourite Jack-Jack makes his adorable superhero debut, while Edna (Brad Bird) makes her much anticipated return to the screen. And of course, Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Huck Milner) are present too, flexing their superhero muscles.
While crime fighting is at its core, Incredibles 2 is a film, first and foremost, about family. Throughout the course of the movie we watch the Parr family find their feet in the new world they have been thrown into, one where mum is away and dad is at home. Amidst Violet navigating the world of boys, Dash mathematics, and Jack-Jack his own powers, Helen and Bob are touched with doubt and jealousy as they learn to support one another in their new roles. This role reversal is exciting to see as it reflects changing family dynamics and allows viewers to imagine themselves in non-stereotypical roles.
This bigger theme is woven into the action and comedy that we expect to see from this film. Incredibles 2 is a delight to watch, and will appeal to both “big kids” and little kids alike. It may have taken 14 years to create, but it was well worth the wait. This is a film that you do not want to miss.
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