Thursday, August 9, 2018

Incredibles 2: Fantastic Sequel

Overall, Incredibles 2 is a good continuation of The Incredibles. It's a good story, good plot, good flow, excellent music, decent humor, and awesome animation.

The only thing I didn't like was the "apology" that aired before the movie even started -- something about being sorry for taking 14 years to make the sequel. Look guys, we get it. You've been busy making other great Pixar movies. Sure, the actors supplying the voices look noticeably older in the apology clip, but the first movie is timeless, as this second movie is, also. It fits. The characters remain consistent between movies. At least you guys didn't give us another Cars 2 and all the other movies that came after in that series. You should have no regrets making this movie.

At the start of this sequel, our heroes combat the Underminer, picking up exactly where the first movie leaves off. As the general public still doesn't accept supers, a Walt-Disney-like billionaire decides to step in and help boost their image, hoping that good PR can help bring supers back into favor, thus helping them to become legal again, until a new super villain tries to stop them.

If some of this sounds familiar, it's probably because the story does rely partially on tropes from other mutant/super stories, but the writers bring it together with fresh twists. I particularly like the use of new technologies.

There do seem to be a few slow parts, but it's mainly due to setting up the story. It all leads to a very satisfying ending.

I'm glad I caught it in the theater, but I think it will perform well on the small screen as well.

One thing to watch out for. One part (repeated a few times) can evidently cause epileptic seizures. Check out the trailer above at time 2:06 for an example. In hindsight, I wonder if the animators really needed to do that. When this happens, it might be a good idea to look away if you're susceptible.

For good family fun, be sure to catch this movie.

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