Incredibles 2 is finally arriving in theatres June 15th. If you have been waiting for this movie for about as long as the rest of us, you’re sure to be glad you did. Incredibles 2 is well worth the 14-year wait. Action, great messages, and hilarious to the point that my family and I were in tears at some points. Here is a no-spoiler review of the Incredibles 2 movie. Let me put to rest any concerns if the wait was worth it.
Incredibles 2 starts right from where we last left the Parr family. However, we quickly find that things still aren’t all roses for superheroes. Saving the day from Syndrome wasn’t the beat all to bring back the glory days.
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Incredibles 2 Movie Review | 14 Years Worth Waiting For
This is where we see Elastigirl/Helen Parr step-up to play. Winston Deavor (voiced by Bob Odenkirk) has a love for superheroes thanks to the passion that came from his late father. He is on a mission to make supers legal again and knows that Elastigirl is right for the job. Simply put, Helen Parr is now getting her chance because she’s had more of a gentle touch when it comes to saving lives. Unlike her husband, Mr. Incredible, who tends to be a bit messier on the job.
Deavor’s sister, Evelyn Deavor (voiced by Catherine Keener), has a knack for all things tech when it comes to inventing. She’s one smart cookie and seems to gravitate toward Elastigirl in a sense of “girl power”. However, we notice that Evelyn and Winston tend to disagree on a few key things in the movie. You can clearly see their differences in Evelyn’s tired and worried appearance while Winston seems a bit more sure of himself.
While Elastigirl is away on her new mission, we watch as Bob Parr, Jack-Jack, Dash, and Violet work together while she is away. While I feel like there was a lot of pushback that Bob Parr would be portrayed as the incompetent parent at the start of the promotions for this film, I think that message isn’t present. Sure, Bob struggles to juggle the kids and all they are going through. Dash’s homework, Violet’s first crush, and Jack-Jack’s new powers. Parents struggle enough with no rule book to raising kids, let’s add a super baby to the mix. Yeah, I’d be pretty out of it myself.
If anything, I felt like one of the best messages in this film was family. How it takes a tribe to raise a child. I love Frozone and Edna in this film. We watch two friends really come through for one of their favorite superfamilies. As a working mother myself, I often forget the potential that my spouse and kids have to succeed without me. I felt like this film reminded me of just how much support I have around me and it is okay to let go of the control sometimes so that we might all grow in our own experiences. It is truly teamwork to be a family.
Incredibles 2 was literally awesome from the opener to the end credits. You will note some fun changes to things to bring the movie together. Speaking of end credits, while Marvel has trained us well to stick around, I can tell you there are no second endings. However, I would still stay seated. Some of the cool theme songs we get to hear are great.
By the way, I will note this. Edna is amazing in this film and some of her merchandise with shopDisney is sure to please movie fans. Especially after seeing this film. I love my “Mode” bag even more now! Snag some of her awesome merchandise now before people go crazy for it.
I love that Walt Disney Studios has been taking some time to dive back into characters who were loved so many years ago. We are receiving a background and deeper storyline that I believe is connecting us. Plus, some new characters to love too! Incredibles 2 not only had a wonderful family message, even our villain (Screen Slayer) has a good message that we can all be reminded of. Pay close attention to the words of Screen Slayer in a certain scene. Things that make you go “hmmm”.
Incredibles 2 was well worth the 14-year wait and I think the voice actors and studio production team were just as excited to bring these characters back to life again. The messages are powerful, Jack-Jack is downright hilarious, and the storyline is well followed by both children and us children at heart who have waited so long. My daughter (6-years-old) asked to see it again the day after our screening and was bummed that we have to wait for the weekend release. When the kiddos ask to see it again, I know it is good.
Incredibles 2 is in theatres Friday, June 15th. Be sure to snag your tickets and get ready to suit up ASAP!
Snag some Incredibles 2 coloring sheets before you head to the theatres too. The kids will enjoy these fun activities and a great cookie recipe for the Jack-Jack’s in your life.