Lamar reviews - Incredibles 2

June 21, 2018
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After a 14 year wait this may be the most anticipated sequel of all time.  If you saw this movie when you were in the first grade you could be getting ready to graduate college now.  There is a large part of the population that is not yet driving that may not have even seen the first one.  The big question is why did it take so long?  Writer and director Brad Bird said many sequels are cash grabs and he wanted to make something people would enjoy a hundred years from now.  He wanted the story to not just be a rehash of the first movie.  While he was working on the story superhero movies were popping up everywhere and it was hard to come up with a storyline that hadn’t already been covered in one of the multitude of superhero plots.  He decided use the problems this family of superheroes faced having hide their abilities because of the Superhero Relocation Program that outlaws superheroes.

 

The movie opens up with Mr. Incredible, voiced by Craig T. Nelson, and his wife Elastigirl, voiced by Holly Hunter, along with children Violet and Dash voiced by Sarah Vowell and Huck Milner, along with baby Jack-Jack going into action to save the city.  This time from a villain that attacks from underground called the Underminer.  They manage to stop him with the help of Frozone, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson but the amount of destruction they cause is massive.  Because of the superhero ban they are in trouble.  A solution to the problem comes in the form of a brother/sister team who have a plan to persuade the government to do away with the superhero ban.  Winston Deavor is voiced by Bob Odenkirk from Better Call Saul and Sister Evelyn is voiced by Catherine Keener.  They want one Superhero to be the face of the movement to demonstrate how much help superheroes can actually be.  They choose Elastigirl to be that face, much to the disappointment of Mr. Incredible.  He has to become a stay at home dad and deal with a teenage girl with boy problems, a son that needs help with new math, and a baby that turns out to have not one but a multitude of super powers that can’t be controlled. So there are 2 different storylines going on.  The action of Elastigirl as she tries to defeat Screenslaver. And the angst, no sleep, and overall pandemonium that Mr. Incredible faces as a stay at home dad.

 

The movie is right at 2 hours, which makes it the longest computer-animated feature film to date.  But trust me, it’s not a problem.  It’s Rated-PG.  There is a cartoon short before the movie.

 

The animation is absolutely extraordinary, the action is astounding and it is really funny.  The first movie was a cutting edge take off on the whole superhero movie theme and it won an Oscar.  If you are going to do a sequel it really needs to be good.  This one is.

 

My Score: A Full 6 Pack of Ice Cold Budweiser

 

Lamar reviews - Incredibles 2

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