A review of the new animated movie “Incredibles 2”

I didn’t see “The Incredibles” in 2004 (I had no grandchildren then) but, 14 years later, I was delighted to have the opportunity to take along granddaughter no 1 (seven year old Catrin) for what proved to be a most entertaining two hours.

Writer and director of the original Brad Bird reprises these roles for the return of the Parr family of unappreciated superheroes: Bob/Mr Incredible (Craig T Nelson), Helen/Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) and their three children, teenage daughter Violet, pre-teen son Dash, and little baby Jack-Jack.

We’ve recently witnessed the commercial cinematic success of a female superhero in “Wonder Woman” and a black superhero in “Black Panther” and part of the fun of “Incredibles 2” is seeing more challenging of stereotypes with mom heading the mission to combat the evil Screensaver while dad stays at home with the truculent kids. More inversion of roles comes with the discovery that the baby has more super powers than the lot of them.

Pixar has another hit on its hands. If you don’t have a child or grandchild, borrow one to see this movie – or go along anyway.


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