Published on July 13th, 2018 | by Kevin Given0
Review: Incredibles 2
Finally, everybody’s favorite Superhero family is back! It only took 14 years, but they finally brought the Parr’s back to the silver screen (hopefully we don’t have to wait another 14 years for the third one.) The Parr’s are walking a narrow path as they, once again, try to balance their family life with regaining the public’s trust of superhero’s. The dynamic of the Incredibles films is what we would expect of the Fantastic 4 franchise. But, even though Fox and Tim Story tried their hardest. They didn’t quite succeed in finding that dynamic with their two Fantastic 4 films. The Incredibles improved on that dynamic in their second go, but the Tim Story franchise, though a noble effort (which I, incidentally, did like) don’t quite succeed.
The story shows our heroes opposing the Underminer as this antagonist robs the Metroville bank and wreaks havoc on the city with a drill. The Parrs manage to save the city with the help of Frozone (Jackson) However the local government is upset with the damage that came with saving the city and the Parr’s are robbed of financial assistance as Rick Dicker (Banks,) head of the Superhero Relocation Program, shuts down the program (doesn’t this leave him jobless too? Asking for a friend.) Winston Deavor (Odenkirk,) a fan of superheroes, concocts a plan to regain the publics trust of superheroes but this involves Helen (Elastigirl, Hunter) leaving her family for an extended period and turns Bob (Mr. Incredible, Nelson) into a Mr. Mom for a bit.
The role reversal bit is fun as Elastigirl goes on a city saving mission against this films supervillain while Mr. Incredible stays at home and takes care of the kids. The action and adventure angle are on parr (forgive the pun) with the original and family values are the true winners in keeping with the wholesome image of Disney. However, I find it curious that liberal Hollywood would take Trump’s campaign slogan (Make America Great Again) and adapt it (Make Superheroes Legal Again.) Oh well, politics makes strange bedfellows. **** (8.9 rating)
Director: Brad Bird
Producer: John Walker, Nicole Paradis Grindle
Writer: Brad Bird
Music: Michael Giacchino
Cinematography: Mahyar Abousaeedi, Erik Smitt
Editor: Stephen Schaffer
Production company: Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios
Distributer: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Craig T. Nelson
Samuel L. Jackson