Small Screen Reviews
Incredibles 2 Review
Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar
What’s It About:
In a bid to restore their legal status as superheroes, Elastigirl goes out crime fighting, while the less PR friendly Mr Incredible gets to look after the kids at home. And then villain Screenslaver appears on the horizon…
Who’s In It?
Holly Hunter (The Piano, Thirteen, & more recently The Big Sick)
Samuel L Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Die Hard With A Vengeance, most Marvel films!)
Craig T Nelson (Poltergeist, The Family Stone, Get Hard)
Other notables include:
Bob Odenkirke (Breaking Bad, The Disaster Artist)
Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich, Capote, Get Out)
Director: Brad Bird (Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Tomorrowland)
Fourteen years after the original classic, Incredibles 2 returns to the screens courtesy of writer and director Brad Bird.
Picking up immediately where we left off, with the Underminer, we find the world a less happy place with superheroes consigned to the shadows. That is until wealthy siblings Evelyn and Winston Deavor decide to bankroll them and restore superheros to their rightful status.
But to do that, they need good PR, and Mr Incredible is simply too, well, destructive, so he lands babysitting duty with his remarkable brood – a troubled teen, a hyperactive son, and the phenomenon that is Jack-Jack, while Elastigirl is sent out to solve crime and a winning PR stance.
Brad Bird has brilliantly flipped the story on its head to contemporise it, and combines superhero antics with scenes of domestic nightmares that any parent will recognise in a funny and heartfelt story.
In A Nutshell:
Fun, funny and up there with the best of Pixar, Incredibles 2 is a joy to watch.
Jack-Jack without doubt
The smart script
Release date: 12/11/2018