REVIEW: Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2 is the sequel we didn’t know we’d been waiting for, but we’re so glad that the Parr family has returned!

Picking up where the first movie left off, super-powered people are still illegal and the government isn’t too happy with the Parr family for breaking the law, regardless of their intentions. When parents Bob and Helen decide it’s time to settle down and get mundane jobs, again, an offer from the wealthy Winston Deaver (voiced by Bob Odenkirk) drops into their laps, seemingly saving them from civilian life.

As seen in the trailer below, Deaver’s offer to “bring supers into the light”, changing the public’s perspective on supers, starts with Elastigirl. Yet Elastigirl’s exciting adventures fighting crime are only half the thrill of Incredibles 2. Watching Mr. Incredible take on domestic roles is both hilarious and inspiring. While his initial response is jealousy, in addition to overconfidence in his parenting, Bob learns the delicate intricacies of adolescent romance, raising a super-baby, and math.

Across social media, it has been written that baby Jack-Jack steals the show, but I would argue that it is Edna Mode’s minor appearance that takes the cake. As seen in the original film, Jack-Jack has quite a few powers including fire and turning into a devil-baby. In the sequel, his abilities go quite a few steps further. And speaking of abilities, Jack-Jack is not the only new super we meet. Sophia Bush voices a new character named Voyd (who might as well be named Blink), and Phil LaMarr lends his voice to both Krushauer and Helectrix.

Incredibles 2 is an action-packed, heart-filled, exciting family film. Enjoyable for all ages, especially fans of the first film. Incredibles 2 opens Friday, but you can watch the trailer below now!

About Incredibles 2:

Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible. Written and directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “Tomorrowland”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer).

“Incredibles 2” opens June 15, 2018.

— Yael Tygiel