Film review: ‘Incredibles 2’ a family-friendly movie with surprising twists



“The Incredibles 2” concept art.

The “Incredibles 2,” the sequel to the 2004 hit, is pretty good, with animation that is different, in fact, better than “The Incredibles.” The new look is welcome. There’s also a huge plot twist, but no spoilers here. This critic’s only complaint is that it took 14 years to make the second movie. It might have just been an idea that recently popped up, but the first thing I think after a movie is done is, will there be a sequel?

“Incredibles 2,” like the first written and directed by Brad Bird, is about Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl and their three kids, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. They live in a world where superheroes are banned. Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl still work undercover as full-time as superheroes, so they team up with friend Frozone and new characters Winston Deavor and his sister Evelyn to make Supers legal again.

Helen (Elastigirl) goes away to another city to work on missions and encounters Screenslaver, a villain who hypnotizes people using images on television screens. While Elastigirl is away, Bob (Mr. Incredible) struggles to take care of the kids. He also discovers baby Jack-Jack’s a Super, a very powerful one.

Elastigirl catches Screenslaver, who she later finds out is a pizza delivery man who doesn’t remember anything he’s done. She gets trapped by the real Screenslaver, who turns out to be someone else quite surprising.

People in the voice cast include:

  • Craig T. Nelson as Mr. Incredible
  • Holly Hunter as Elastigirl
  • Sarah Vowell as Violet
  • Huck Milner as Dash
  • Samuel T. Williams as Frozone

The movie received a 93-percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. According to IMDB, it is an 8.3 out of 10. On Metacritic, it received 80. The box office gross so far is $693.4 million. The PG film is a Walt Disney Studios production.