Movie Review: The Incredibles 2 (2018)

Released on June 15, 2018, fourteen years after The Incredibles (2004). The movie picks up right where it left off in the post-end credits. It was named the Best Animated film of 2018 by the National Board of Review and was also nominated for Best animated feature film, at both the 76th Golden Globe Awards and the 91st Academy Awards.

Right after the Incredibles and Frozone defeat Syndrome, the Underminer (John Ratzenberger) beings attacking Municiberg. They again work together to stop the Underminer from destroying the City Hall but as they work on stopping his machine, the Underminer robs the bank and gets away. Unfortunately for the supers, the government is upset by the collateral damage since their insurance would have covered it had they not intervened. The government shuts down the Superhero relocation program due to this incident and Parr’s are left on their own. With one last assistance, Rick Dicker ( Jonathon Banks)  helps get the family to a hotel and erases the memory of Tony Rydinger (Michael Bird), Violet’s ( Sarah Vowell)  crush after he discovers their secret. 

Later that night, Frozone sneaks to the motel to convince Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson)  and Elastagirl (Holly Hunter) that they have an offer from a wealthy businessman, Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk). The three supers go to hear Mr. Deavor’s proposal. Winston and his sister Evelyn want to send them out as heroes again on secret missions and record them so they can regain the trust of citizens. 

Unfortunately for Mr. Incredible’s history of collateral damage, they ask Elastagirl to be the first and head of their project. Meanwhile, Bob becomes the stay-at-home parent but struggles juggling the three kids. Dash (Huck Milner) is having trouble in math, and Violet is upset that Tony missed their first date. When Violet finds out that Bob had his memory wiped, she was now upset with him too. The only kid Bob was easy was Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile)  until he discovers that the baby has his superpowers and has been using them to cause trouble.  Bob asks Edna Mode (Brad Bird) to make Jack-Jack a suit to help control his powers. 

Meanwhile, Elastagirl ends up defeating a new supervillain, the Screenslaver (Bill Wise) who uses hypnotic images through tv screens to control people. Elastagirl tracks the villain down to an apartment building but unmasked a pizza delivery man with no recollection. 

During a party to celebrate Screenslaver’s unveiling, Winston announces how he’s planning to host a world summit aboard his luxury yacht, Everjust, to legalize superheroes again. Elastagirl was uneasy about the whole arrest and summit. Being suspicious, she investigates the goggles he was wearing but Evelyn (Catherine Keener) forces them onto her, revealing that she’s the true mastermind, who now controls her. Evelyn admits how much she hates Supers after her father had been murdered and they couldn’t save him. Evelyn calls Bob asking for help since Elastagirl went crazy. Mr. Incredible goes in for the rescue, while a group of hypnotized supers are sent to get Frozone and the Parr children. While protecting Dash, Violet, and Jack-Jack, Frozone gets hypnotized as well but the children escape using Mr. Incredible’s car. They get to the yacht to find the entranced Supers taking over the crew and heading for Munciberg. Jack-Jack finds Elastagirl and after she lifts him, Jack-Jack grabs the goggles off her face. Elastagirl comes too, realizing what happened, Elastagirl saves Mr. Incredible and Frozone. All together they stop the Everjust from plowing into the city. As Evelyn attempts to escape, Elastagirl stops her and arrests her. Thanks to all their efforts. Superheroes gain their legal status back. 

The film ends with Tony going to a movie with Violet and her family but when they see high-speed pursuit, they gear up and go but not before Violet lets him know that they will be back on time. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The Incredibles 2 takes place immediately after The Incredibles. Theres more Easter eggs, comedy and character development, especially with Jack – Jack. It is better than the first in our opinion and on our top 10 favorites list. Comment down below who your favorite superhero is. I’ll let you take a guess at who mine is as I log off.

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