The Incredibles 2 Review
Its Jack Jack's Movie
The Incredibles 2 | Directed by Brad Bird | Animated Adventure | PG | 1 H 58 MIN
Written by Anton Charpentier
The latest release from acclaimed animation studio Pixar is a hilarious but often underwhelming movie. After waiting 15 years you’d have hoped that they would’ve come up with something better, but what we got is still enjoyable. The film follows the Parr family right off from where we left them, in an epic fight against The Underminer! They of course defeat their foe without a scratch to themselves; but probably causing several hundred million dollars’ worth of damage to their surroundings. Let us not forget that in their world “supers” are outlawed, and because of their actions, they are apprehended by government agents. After some strong words, the Parr family is released, and come across a new character named Winston Deavor who suggests a new marketing campaign to legalize “supers”. However, this plan requires Elastigirls more strategic touch to crime fighting, leaving Bob at home with the children.
While there’s an interesting premise about gender roles and an X-Men approach to superhero equality to be found in the film, it never really gets into any of the meat and bones of these issues. Perhaps if Bird decided to remain more focused on one specific storyline, he might have been able to say something more profound about the society we live. Where the movie really shines is when it’s just Bob and the kids trying to cope without the help of Helen. The chemistry between the Parr family has never been better and this movie capitalizes on it, especially with Jack Jack. I don’t think there’s anything funnier than watching Jack Jack terrorize his father and become best friends with Edna Mode. The quality of animation is also something to applauded; with lighting, textures, and facial animations appearing to be expertly employed by the Pixar team.
Look, there’s not that much to say about the film.
Is it good? Yep.
Is it worth my time? Sure.
Is there anything unexpected? Nope.
In short, this is fine film, done by an amazing studio, which is kind of why I’m a little disappointed. You should however, go see this movie, for the sole reason that is Jack Jack. It's on Netflix at the time of writing this, and that's probably the best place to watch it, but do it on a good TV you heathens, this is a pretty movie! I'm not talking about your old HDTV too, buy a 4K TV with HDR you schlubs!
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