'Incredibles 2' (2018) Review:
14 years later, the 'Incredibles' sequel arrives at last, and the return is glorious.
Everything that made the first movie wonderful is still in the sequel, but made fresh. Watching the Incredibles family on screen is a joy and never gets boring. The depth and struggle within each character is what makes these characters so relatable and lovable. Bob is still the conflicted father who wants to be a great father, while also feelike the hero he once was, and his story arc here is so fitting. Elastagirl is a star in this movie and she gets to shine multiple times throughout, I really loved her this time around. Violet was a much more relatable and well-written character in this movie, and dash is the cool funny kid who you'd never get bored of. The best character, however, was Jack-Jack, who steals every scene he's in, especially one of the scenes where he 'fights' a racoon, which is probably one of the best animated scenes ever. Every scene with Jack-Jack makes you laugh, awe at his cuteness, or just fills your heart with love for this little guy. Then you have some new side characters (I don't remember their names) who are forgettable for the most part, except Void, who was a good addition. Frozone's bigger role was very welcome in this sequels as well.
The action scenes are all exhilarating and delightful to watch. And the animation, oh my, it was beyond perfect. In fact, some scenes got me wondering "this shot looks animated, oh wait, IT IS" because of how good they looked. I also loved the display of superpowers, especially Jack-Jack's (yeah I can never fully describe how much I loved him). The story is great and feels like a very logical, needed, and un-forced plot for a sequel that takes place directly after the events of the first film. But where the film falls short of being perfect is its villain, who unfortunately makes you hate any scenes involving him/her. Seriously, I could get a full 2 hour movie of only interactions between the incredible family and not complain, but the writers needed something to act as the main story, it just lacked development and depth as to make you give a shit. (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)