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Incredibles 2: Movie Review

Incredibles 2: 14 Years In The Making

Incredibles 2 is an animated superhero movie by Pixar Animation Studios, directed by Brad Bird, the director of the original: Incredibles.

Releasing on 15 June 2018, the film makes good on its promise to stay true to the original while crafting an original and compelling story and remaining relevant; this is not a movie for kids of today, it’s for the kids of fourteen years ago.

Starring Craig T. Nelson as Mr. Incredible, Holly Hunter as Elastigirl, Sarah Vowell as Violet, Huck Milner as Dash and the legendary Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone.

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Let’s begin with the obvious, this is one of the most anticipated animated movies of 2018!

For the most part, fans of the property have been waiting for a sequel for nearly fourteen years, and this film is the fulfillment of that dream and satisfies all the little things we missed from the original Incredibles.

I am such a fan.

Incredibles 2: Woke and Relevant:

While Incredibles 2 is exciting, fun and entertaining and everything we’ve come to love from modern animated movies, it also speaks, extremely subtly, to a lot of modern relevant issues in today’s society, such as: the rise of fake news and cellphone and content addiction, the plight of the poverty-stricken and wealth privilege.

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It’s all in there but is never forced, not at all actually, and for the general moviegoer, you may not even notice the light nods and not so light punches to current events (like us being welded to our black mirrors).

A welcome change in creative pace, as many modern movies tend to try and make a statement while forgetting that they’re movies; Incredibles 2 makes a statement but never sacrifices its character or what it is or the story it’s trying to tell.

Incredibles 2: Updated Technology:

While it may not be immediately noticeable to the casual viewer, the animation technology used in Incredibles 2 is lightyears ahead of the original.

New Pixar animation technology provides immense detail into our favourite characters.

Increasing the movement of animations, adding in more facial gestures, more environmental detail, even the movement and flow of hair and clothes are now so much more engaging and interactive than ever before; adding a new layer of energy to our heroes, bringing them to life!

This is most apparent during the action scenes, where we’re exposed to vastly more complex sequences, which just adds more weight to whatever Elastigirl is jumping from/into or when Frozone is freezing an ocean.

Incredibles 2 is beautiful to look at and engaging to watch, a real benchmark in animation and animated movies.

Incredibles 2: Should you Pay to Watch:

Yes!

It’s not often that we have the chance to fulfill a need to enjoy a new adventure by characters we’ve grown to love more over fourteen years, that isn’t a rehash of another story or nostaliga fest.

Incredibles 2 makes a statement in animated movies and storytelling while wrapping in a compelling narrative and entertaining experience.

Until you go see it in cinema, why not check out the trailer as a warm-up: 

Incredibles 2 Official Trailer

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