I don’t even like these movies as much as everyone else and they are still the best Fantastic Four movies ever made. Marvel has to step up their game if Disney does buy Fox.
The Incredibles 2 is a sequel to The Incredibles, which came out 14 years ago. Have no fear though, it picks up right where the first one left off, somehow. In this one, our titular family must try and give superheroes, who are now illegal, a better name again. To do this, Helen works with a millionaire brother-sister duo to fight crime, while Bob stays home with the kids. And that’s pretty much all there is to it.
I find that I don’t like the first movie nearly as much as most people. I did like this movie a good deal more than the first one, even though it is very flawed. This is mostly due to the fact that I found myself laughing for most of the movie. There is a ton of humor in here that works for all ages. Most of it involves the baby, Jack-Jack. There’s a scene where he fights a raccoon while learning his powers that nearly had me on the floor. It is pure gold and I could watch a whole movie full of scenes like that. The whole Mr. Mom theme also leads to plenty of funny moments. In addition to the humor, there are some incredibly good action scenes. It is amazing how good they are and how the animation flows seamlessly in them.
I wish the movie around the action and humor was as good as those things. I found myself really not caring about the story all that much. It is one you have seen in a hundred movies before this and couldn’t be any more predictable. I saw the “twist” coming from the beginning. With 14 years having past since the first movie, I would have thought they would have been able to come up with a little bit stronger of a plot.
I know this is a movie aimed at kids, and it seems like I’m being harsh, but I am reviewing movies based on what I thought of it. And while there is plenty to enjoy in the action, humor, and family moments, there isn’t a lot of substance to it beyond that. If you like the first movie, or obviously if you’re a kid, you’ll most likely enjoy this just as much if not more. Personally, I hope Pixar sticks to original movies after another unnecessary Toy Story sequel. Anyway, The Incredibles 2 gets a 3.5/5.