Incredibles 2 Movie Review, Rating -3.5/5
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Bottom Line: Brad Bird and team Incredibles deliver a strong winner even after 14 years!
The most expected animated Superhero flick, Incredibles 2, the long-awaited sequel to the 2004 flick, is out now, and brings back the Parr family who are set to return for a mission to counter a new enemy, while also trying to strike a balance between their superhero and civilian lives, in a fun-filled ride. Here's team AP Herald's Incredibles 2 review.
The film begins 3 months after Syndrome was defeated, and with the Parr family - Bob, Dash, Violet, Helen and Jack Jack are still being the superheroes Incredibles. After the failed attempt to stop Underminder from robbing Metroville Bank, Parr family is informed of the relocation shutdown. This is when the family gets approached by the rich siblings Winston and Evelyn, who promise to give the Incredibles a new life. To restore the superhero status, Elastigirl is made the primary face of the team, and Mr. Incredible now has to look after the kids. Now, the evil Screenslaver ventures into the city as well. Did the Incredibles defeat Screenslaver while also balancing between family and superhero duties, and got their legal status restored is what the hilarious and entertaining Incredibles 2 is all about!
Craig Nelson is hilarious with his punchlines, and his voiceover providing the necessary comic angle, with his Mr. Incredible act, while Holly Hunter as Elastigirl charms with the perfect characterization. However, it is Jack-Jack who completely owns the movie, with the comic antics having a huge impact. Even though it's just the voice over, the characters have understood the depth and have produced a flawless dubbing for the animation. It has been 14 years and with the rise of technology, we get better clarity over the characters too.
Background score by Michael Giacchino is mighty impressive, as it blends well with the heroic and comic nature of the screenplay, and provides sheer goosebumps at the right places, elevating the proceedings, while the cinematography Mahyar Abousaeddi and the animation effects deserve a special mention for presenting a visually appealing flick. Director Brad Bird, after making several other movies in various genres over the period of time, has made a return to the Incredibles franchise, after a huge gap of 14 years. That's a long break for a sequel to arrive, but Brad makes it completely worthy and makes use of the technological advancements over the past decade to perfection, as he presents a racy screenplay that perfectly balances fun, action and emotions. Incredibles 2 takes no time to get into the mode and takes on from where the first part had ended. The best part of Incredibles 2 is that despite the gap of more than a decade, the sequel stays fresh and offers the right dosage of entertainment.
Brad Bird interestingly presents the role reversal of Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible and utilizes it very well to portray outrageously hilarious scenes. The nemesis is also designed in such a way that he isn't cliched and the characterization is perfect, making it easy not just for the younger lot, but also the adult audience to find an instant connect with the movie, and with the hilarious one-liners, slapstick thrown in, Incredibles 2 is that humor fest one could watch umpteen times, without getting bored a single time, as not even a moment of the movie has a lag or an uninteresting proceeding. With perfect character sketches, high-end animation and technology deployed, and the perfect screenplay to keep the audience engaged, entertained while laughing their lungs out, Incredibles 2 is the perfect sequel from Brad Bird that is a must watch.