Incredibles 2 : Movie Review

Finally, "Incredibles 2" is finally here. Even after a hiatus of 14 years, the final product is worth the wait. This is the rare sequel that is just as good as its mighty predecessor.

Right after the events of the first film, The Incredibles are once again forced into hiding their super powers as they are condemned by causing more harm than good in their pursuit against the Underminer. Struggling to cope with their unjust reality, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring the people's trust to the Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack. Everything is going well for Elastigirl until her mission is derailed when a new villain calling himself the Screenslaver wreaks havoc and might just cause the ultimate demise of Supers in society for good.
When the "The Incredibles" first came out, Hollywood had a very different landscape. Superhero films were there but mostly trash ("Catwoman" anyone?). Fast forward more than a decade, superhero films have taken over. Even with all the competition, "Incredibles 2" still found a way to keep its undeniable charm while upping the ante to take the big boys mano-a-mano. The biggest asset for "Incredibles 2" was its visuals. While the cartoonish look may not be photorealistic, the animations themselves were top-notch. Chase and fight sequences were exhilarating and could rival any Marvel film. Playing a great second to the visuals was its humor. "Incredibles 2" was a romp from start to finish. The script was well-balanced as the film perfectly-balanced its humor with its more serious portions. As for the screenplay, it was mostly good. Now the tables have turned as Mr. Incredible becomes the stay-in parent at home while Elastigirl takes on the superhero role. It was fresh and relevant to our times in the subtlest of ways. Unfortunately, like most superhero films, the primary villain Screenslaver was lackluster and the who and what was quite predictable. Overall, Pixar did well with "Incredibles 2". The film stayed relevant and stood out even with all the competition. That in itself is quite the feat on its own.
Rating: 4.5 reels

Why you should watch it:
- visuals are top-notch as fight and chase sequences can rival any big superhero film from the past decade

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the villain was predictable

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