Movie Review – ‘Incredibles 2’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

Last Saturday, I saw ‘Incredibles 2’ at the cinema! This is the sequel to the Disney/Pixar superhero film called ‘The Incredibles’ that was released in cinemas back in 2004. ‘Incredibles 2’ has been 14 years in the making! 14 years! Wow! A lot of thought and effort must have been put into this movie.

It clearly shows as I loved watching every minute of it! ‘Incredibles 2’ was a joy to watch at the cinema! It certainly turned out to be a lot better than I expected and it’s a pretty good action-packed superhero film. There were times that I forgot that this was a computer-generated animated movie.

‘Incredibles 2’ is written and directed by Brad Bird, who also directed the first ‘Incredibles’ movie. I really like how this movie follows up from the first one, especially with it directly taking place three months after the first film ended. I’m glad we had the resolve of the Underminer from that first film.

The film sees the Incredibles family, the Parrs, balancing their superhero lives as well as their normal lives whilst also tackling the pressures of the world making superhero illegal. The offer of a lifetime comes along for Helen Parr/Elastigirl who wants to bring the superheroes back to the limelight again.

There were shocks, twists and revelations I found exciting as I watched this movie at the cinema on the big screen…and on the ‘super screen’ no doubt when I went to Cineworld in Cardiff. The villain of the movie took me by surprise as I had no idea who it was and it was a shock when the reveal came.

The balance of action-packed scenes and humour is well-done especially in this kids’ Disney/Pixar superhero movie. I found myself laughing at some really funny scenes as well as getting thrilled and engaged with the action stuff. It certainly is a great throwback to the old-fashioned superhero films.

The jazzy, action-packed music by composer Michael Giacchino certainly helped in that regard. For both ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Incredibles 2’, it’s unusual to have a jazz-like score for an action-packed superhero film as this. It does make a refreshing change from other superhero movies that I’ve seen.

The characters are great in this movie. There’s the return of Mr. Incredible/Bob Parr (voiced by Craig T. Nelson), Elastigirl/Helen Parr (voiced by Holly Hunter), Violet Parr (voiced by Sarah Vowell), Dash Parr (now voiced by Huck Milner) and Jack-Jack Parr (voiced by Eli Fucile), who we see a lot more of.

The stuff with Jack-Jack was especially fun to watch. This is when Jack-Jack gets to use his new-found powers and his family is amazed by it. I did wonder why they didn’t know about Jack-Jack’s powers already as he used them on Syndrome in the first movie. Did Bob and Helen Parr not spot that part?

I especially like how confident Violet is as a young girl compared to the first movie and enjoyed how her love life with Tony (voiced by Michael Bird) gets balanced with her superhero identity. Dash is reckless as ever when he, Violet and Jack-Jack get to share saving their parents in the Incredimobile.

The movie also features Frozone/Lucius Best (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson). It was so surreal to hear Samuel L. Jackson voice this superhero character again for ‘Incredibles 2’, especially as he’s playing Nick Fury in the ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’. There was a lot more of Frozone in this movie as well.

The film also features Winston Deavor (voiced by Bob Odenkirk) who tries to bring the superheroes back and his sister Evelyn Deavor (voiced by Catherine Keener). There’s also the return of Edna Mode (voiced by director Brad Bird himself) and Rick Dicker (who is now voiced by Jonathan Banks).

‘Incredibles 2’ has been an awesome Disney/Pixar superhero movie to see at the cinema. I’m not sure if it’s as good as the first ‘Incredibles’ movie, but both films have been pretty awesome in equal measure. It pains me to say it but I think ‘The Incredibles’ films are superior to the ‘Fantastic Four’ films.

I did wonder if there were any comics based on ‘The Incredibles’ movies. I checked online and was amazed and delighted to discover that there were. Not that I will be going to read any comics of ‘The Incredibles’, but it is good to know these Disney/Pixar superheroes deserve their comic book series.

I’m pretty sure I will be revisiting ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Incredibles 2’ to review on my blog for 2019 next year. This will probably be when I get ‘Incredibles 2’ for Christmas this year so I can review it with the first film. That’ll be nice for me to look forward regarding film reviews in the following year.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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