Incredibles 2

June 18, 2018 at 5:09 pm | Posted in 2018 | Leave a comment
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Despite coming 14 years after the first “Incredibles,” this film takes place just a few months after the last one left off. The magic of animation is that nobody has to look any older, and almost everyone can play their same character; the one exception being “Dash,” who is now voiced by a different prepubescent boy (some things are even beyond Pixar’s magic). In a refreshing role reversal, this film centers more on Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), as she goes about trying to stop the evil Screenslaver, while Mr. Incredible is stuck at home babysitting. There are some nice twists and turns but, overall, this film really feels like a retread. Where “The Incredibles” felt fresh and funny a decade-and-a-half ago, there was nothing new here, both in terms of story and animation. The use of infant Jack-Jack and his seemingly endless powers was sometimes entertaining and it did seem like the biggest laughs all surrounded him. However, I don’t know if that’s enough to really recommend this film. There was no surprise in the story at all and, in fact, I would be shocked if you couldn’t guess who Screenslaver was the first time you saw his/her alter ego on screen. When this movie hits your streaming service of choice, check it out. You won’t feel like you wasted your time. But I wouldn’t suggest spending money on it. That said, my audience screamed with laughter throughout the film. Both adults and kids seemed to be having the time of their lives. So, who am I to judge?

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