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Movie Review: The Incredibles 2 (2018) *Sadly, Far From Incredible*

The Incredibles 2The Incredibles debuted as the comic book movie genre was exploding into taking over the blockbuster film. Fourteen years later, I would rank only The Dark Knight ahead of it amongst the ranks of superhero films. Writer/Director Brad Bird had refused to make a sequel to The Incredibles, despite the film being more suited to it than many of the other films Pixar has revisited, because he said he wouldn’t until he had the right story.  After watching The Incredibles 2, I really wish he’d stuck to his guns because he never found that story.  While it’s visually stunning, The Incredibles 2 suffers from a deeply flawed script, troubled pacing and-for a Pixar film-a stunning lack of imagination. Continue reading Movie Review: The Incredibles 2 (2018) *Sadly, Far From Incredible*

The Incredibles 2 Trailer #1 (2018) *It’s Time To Get Back to Being Incredible!*

The first full trailer for The Incredibles 2 is out from Pixar and Disney, and this looks like a ton of fun.  The trailer lays out as much of the story for the film that we’ve had so far, which looks like a flip of the first.  Elastigirl looks like she’s going to be the face of rehabbing the supers, while Mr. Incredible juggles his super brood of kids at home.  The film also briefly shows us the film’s villain: The Screenslaver.  Then, the meeting that had to happen: Jack Jack and Edna Mode.  The Incredibles 2 will release June 15, 2018.

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
The Incredibles II Poster

The Incredibles 2 Teaser #2 (2018) *Winter Olympics Preview*

During last night’s exhibition of superhuman abilities at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Disney Pixar unveiled a new sneak peak of this summer’s most anticipated animated film, The Incredibles 2, opening June 15, 2018.

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
Incredibles 2 Poster

The Incredibles 2 Teaser #1 (2018) *Jack-Jack’s Back!*

Of all the original batch of Pixar films, The Incredibles seemed to lend itself most easily to multiple sequels, but-to his credit-Brad Bird didn’t have the story, so a sequel was never made.  At any other studio, they’d have just gone ahead and made one without a story (outside Pixar and inside Disney they still would have; it’s why we have five Pirates films instead of one).  But Pixar and Bird have waited until they had a story to tell that picks up largely where we last left the Fantastic Four.  I meant The Incredibles.  Clearly.  They’re nothing alike.  For one thing, The Incredibles have made a film…..and another will be coming June 15, 2018, picking up essentially where we left the super family at the end of the first film.

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
The Incredibles 2 Poster

My Favorite Scene: The Incredibles (2004) “Edna Mode”

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.The Incredibles, Brad Bird, Holly Hunter, Edna Mode, Elastigirl