On November 5th, 2004 the original The Incredibles film released and stole the hearts of many with its charming tale of a dad going through a mid life crisis after being unable to work as a super hero. It took 14 years in order for fans to get a sequel. Was the film good enough to live up to the first one?
The answer is hell yes.
Incredibles 2 picks up immediately after the first film and thrusts viewers right into the action! When an attempt to save the city results in the government cracking down on super heroes, a wealthy business owner by the name of Winston Deavor reaches out to them. As an advocate for super heroes, he recruits Elastigirl, played by Holly Hunter , to help restore the image of super heroes. While Elastigirl is out fighting crime, it is up to Mr. Incredible, played by Craig T. Nelson, to care for their children Violet, Dash, and Jack Jack, which is a task far more complex than he originally bargained for.
All the while a new super villain by the name of Screenslaver emerges looking to cause chaos by brainwashing anyone who stares at their screen. Every single character is forced to adapt to new surroundings in order to overcome their conflicts.
In all honesty, I loved this film. One of the strongest points of Incredibles was that it focused not on a twenty something hero but a middle aged father. It was refreshing to see this aspect of life featured on a Disney film. In Incredibles 2 they go beyond that even more by having the role reversal showcasing Elastigirl resolving major conflicts by herself while Mr. Incredible poured all of his effort into ensuring he was helping his kids no matter the cost.
It was an endearing film that everyone can enjoy! Be sure to check out more information about the Incredibles 2 here!