I saw it opening weekend: Here’s my review for Incredibles 2!
Non-spoiler spoiler alert: We loved it!
Before I dive into my review for Incredibles 2, it’s important that you are made aware of the conversation happening about the health concerns associated with the movie.
Many theatres, after being called upon by people on social media, are posting warnings because of bright, quick, strobe-light flashes in a few scenes in the movie. These scenes exist and can be problematic for people with certain health concerns.
I did want to share that with you. You can read more about it online at various news sources.
Having said that, here’s my review for Incredibles 2!
After waiting 14 years, it’s no surprise that Incredibles 2 crushed it at the box office on its opening weekend (its opening weekend).
Incredibles 2 was funny, poignant and it’s the strength of the characters (not just their super hero strength, but in how well written they are) that proves these movies aren’t just for kids.
For anyone who was a fan of the domestic life vs super hero potential that the Parr’s struggled with in the first movie, the threads pulled there and expanded upon in the sequel, as each member tries to figure out their place in the family and the super hero universe, will also be appealing.
Being able to step back into their lives is a very welcome event. The plot picks up right where the original movie left us and it doesn’t take us long to feel at home again in the Incredibles’ 1950s/1960s lives.
Jack-Jack may be be the movie scene stealer though, so it’s delightful that they expanded on his role this time around. Again, the movie captures parenting, teenage angst and youthfulness in a compelling way, plus there are fun action sequences and a villain that has plenty of motivation.
And again, there are plenty of great jokes.
There are enough scary scenes and heavily plotted moments that some younger children may find it too intense for in the theatre, no matter how cute Jack-Jack can be. But otherwise, this movie is a fun ride from start to finish with a lot of character development to chew on.
The only problem is, it left our entire family wanting more.
Will there be an Incredibles 3? One can always hope, even if it takes another 14 years.
Did you see Incredibles 2? What did you think?
ps: There’s a short movie before Incredibles 2 begins called Bao. It’s a stunning piece that will hit you with all the feelings!
Watch the trailer: