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Movie Review: The Incredibles 2



By  Justin Carreiro     8:46 AM    Labels:,,,,,,, 

The superheroes are back in full force! Fourteen years have passed for one of my favorite animated films to finally return with a long-awaited sequel. Seriously, why the long wait?! I love The Incredibles. So, when the news came that a sequel would be released after all these years, I eagerly waited for new developments. But, was the latest installment worth the wait?

The movie I will be reviewing today is the animated superhero flick: The Incredibles 2.

The Premise: After the return of superheroes were made public, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl join Frozone in a campaign to make superheroes legal again. However, a mysterious foe is brainwashing the world's most influential people and they could pose a problem in their plans.

The Results: 3.5/5!
The Incredibles 2 is a cheeky and heartwarming flick that still captures the tone from the original movie. All of the main cast members stayed true to the first film, and they each had a few quippy lines that made them shine. In some cases, certain characters (like Jack Jack) got more attention! 

The problem, however, is that The Incredibles 2 pales in comparison to the plot of the first film. Whereas every member of the family is utilized together to stop the villain or embark on the mission in the original, The Incredibles 2 feels disjointed for a large majority of the plot. There are two completely different stories with contrasting tones happening at the same time - as a viewer, it felt exhausting jumping back and forth from excited to sad many times. Also, much of the cast were underutilized in their superhero elements; they basically were glorified supporting characters.

That's not to say The Incredibles 2 was a bad movie. I quite enjoyed the flick and appreciated the nostalgia of seeing this superhero family once again, as well as Edna Mode. You should check out this animated flick because it is fun, entertaining, and a good return to a refreshing series.

About Justin Carreiro

Justin is a longtime TV buff and gamer. He loves chatting about shows, playing video and board games, and his not-so-secret love for reality tv. He is also a fan of horror movies, music and a bookworm at heart. He spends his time in Toronto working in PR and Social Media.

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