The movie that we have all been anticipating for a total of 14 years has finally arrived. For a wait this long that movie better have been good. Well it was not good… it was utterly fantastic. This movie was definitely worth the wait, and unlike so many other sequels ti great, classic movies, it was just as good if not better that the original Incredibles. Out of all of Disney’s previous attempts to create a sequel to a classic movie such as: Toy Story, Monster’s Inc, Nemo, etc, the Incredibles 2 took the cake.
Considering the first movie came out 14 years ago, basically the entire target audience, kids 12 and under, may have not seen the first movie, not in theaters at least. But for this sequel, it is not necessary to have seen the first movie, or have seen it recently in order to understand the whole movie in its entirety. The movie does take place just about right where it ended 14 years ago. All of the kids are the same age, Mr. Incredible and Elastagirl are still dealing with balancing the hero life with the family life. And Frozone still, indeed, has his nagging wife. This movie is not predictable for the children, the teens that were children watching the first movie, or the adults. There are so many endings to this movie that I would think would work well, but Disney found the perfect one.
There are many hilarious scenes and characters whom some would say, “steal the show”, but I can’t decide between 4 different characters. This movie has a lot to do with Jack-Jack receiving powers, and obviously, Jack-Jack is adorable. Disney created his comedic timing so perfectly without him even needing to speak words. So because of his adorableness, hilarity, and all types of different cute emotions, Jack-Jack does steal the show. But he’s not the only one. The obvious fan favorite, of the millennial generation at least, is Frozone’s nagging wife. In the first movie she did not make a physical appearance, but her nagging voice did. When Frozone was searching for his supersuit, he asked his wife where it was. She responded by yelling from another room that she wishes he had more time for here… meanwhile there is a crisis happening… Frozone eventually gets his super suit and we are shown the most relatable relationship possible, where a woman just wants attention from her man, and does not care about the rest of the world, literally. Millennial fans were ecstatic when hearing the voice of Frozone’s wife in the previews, and she was, as always, hilarious. For only being in one scene and not making an appearance, I would consider her a show stopper.
Edna Mode was a larger than life character in the last movie, the funny and blunt supersuit designer. She made much less of an appearance in this movie, but it seemed like she made much more of an impact. Her silly, yet proper personality makes her utterly lovable and fun to watch. I have seen more Edna merchandise for this movie than any other character, and as my favorite character in the movie, qualifies her as a show stopper. And last, but certainly not least, our last show stopper is… the raccoon. The raccoon you say? Yes a raccoon that cannot talk. This raccoon gets in a brawl with Jack-Jack, and this fight could not have been long enough even if it took the entire length of the movie. I don’t want to spoil anything in this comedic scene, but the raccoon definitely deserves the title of a showstopper.
This movie is the perfect movie for the whole family. This movie has done so well in box offices, hopefully we will get a 3rd movie, sooner than in 14 years. Kids love it, teens love it, adults love it, even grandparents love it. This is a must see for the family this summer. I enjoyed this sequel as much, if not more than the first Incredibles, and that’s coming from an Incredibles fanatic that wore Violet pajamas to bed at age 6.