Brad Bird’s fourth directorial effort (after The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Tomorrowland, will be hitting theaters on Friday and seems to be getting good-if not Brad Birdian great-reviews. His next project will be the long-awaited sequel to The Incredibles, possibly the greatest non-comic based super hero of all-time. Oh and possibly the greatest Pixar film, which is a debate that never can have a clear winner.
There are so many things to love about this movie, besides the fact that it absolutely does rip off The Fantastic Four and pretty much has made it impossible for anyone to do a FF movie that doesn’t look like a cheap knock-off of The Incredibles. Bird wrote, directed and co-starred in the film as my favorite character: Edna Mode. Edna, in a world awash with costumed heroes, is the Yves St. Laurent of their world. She’s also clinically insane.
I’ve cheated and included both her scene with Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) showing off the family’s new suits and the scene with Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Ferguson) explaining her “NO CAPES” policy. All I care about in I2 is that there is at least one Edna scene. I’m good after that. Tomorrowland opens Friday and The Incredibles 2 has what I think is a ludicrously optimistic release date of 2016 given that Brad Bird just started writing the script. Whenever it does come out though, I’m sure it’ll more than be worth the wait.