Incredible 2 – Solid Showing

Rating (4 out of 5)

It has been 14 years since the original Incredibles and Incredibles 2 takes off right where Incredibles ended. The plot for Incredibles 2 wasn’t the most creative in the world, and you can see how things will play out rather quickly, but it was well paced and entertaining.

Jack-Jack, the youngest Incredible is really the highlight of the movie. He apparently has multiple superpowers. As dad has to stay at home and care for the children, he struggles to keep afloat, especially with Jack-Jack using his multiple powers. The raccoon versus Jack-Jack battle was fun and great way to show all his powers.

The story of dad staying at home and taking care of the kids, was a little Mr. Mom esque, but executed well. Being a parent with kids still in school, I appreciated the math homework. Sometimes it does feel like the changed math.

The Elastagirl succeeding in her new superhero role, and the reveal of the bad guy wasn’t all the surprising. The action sequences (do you still call them action sequences in a cartoon) were well assembled and entertaining. Just a reminder, there really isn’t a surprise about that bad guy, and where all the super heroes end up. It is clearly communicated for a while.

Edna, the Incredibles custome designer makes an appearance. Not sure how important this was to the overall story, but Edna is a fun character and generated a few laughs. Was also an excuse to show off a couple of Jack-Jack’s new powers.

The next part I liked in the story was Mr. Incredibles car, and how they used it to save the kids, or more appropriately how the kids used it to save themselves.. This gave the kids some independence and added a fun element. This must be worth a couple of million in toy sales for Disney.

Overall, Incredibles 2 was an enjoyable movie for young and old. At the 2 hour mark, it is a little long for a kids movie, but the move seemed to keep everyone’s attention.