By Jazzmyn Gestopa
Fourteen years too late yet definitely worth the wait, the Incredibles are back in a movie that’s more action-packed and funnier, featuring the small-yet-terrible—or should I say, incredible—Jack-Jack!
The Parr family is in the middle of a crisis, living a normal life (or not-so-super life) in a sleazy motel, hiding in the shadows with normal people, because superheroes are illegal.
An opportunity knocks at the family’s door from Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk). Superheroes can be legal again, and Deavor chooses Helen Parr a.k.a. Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), to change the public’s perception.
Robert Parr a.k.a. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) learns that his wife has been chosen over him in a mission, and he’s upset because he was left to take care of their children: Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner), and Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile). The once super and macho Mr. Incredible now needs to learn how to deal with the kids, especially with the newly discovered superpowers of Jack-Jack.
Meanwhile, Elastigirl is in the middle of her new job overthrowing the villain, Screenslaver (Bill Wise), who has the ability to control the minds of the people through gadgets with screens and the goal of making superheroes irrelevant.
Jack-Jack is definitely the highlight of the movie, showing his various superpowers and having a super cute fight with a raccoon as his first battle. And let us not forget our favorite petite-sized fashion designer, Edna Mode, who never fails to make us giggle with her quips and wit, creating suits for the super family. She makes a child-friendly suit for baby Jack-Jack!!
For the kids who weren’t born yet in the early 2000s, you definitely need to watch the first movie before watching this one to appreciate it better. You might be surprised if the theater is filled with teenagers or 20-year-olds—we’ve waited for this sequel almost half of our lives. Or who knows, maybe your parents, too! The Incredibles 2 is a must see for the whole family, if you are a fan of superhero films, family-oriented plota, and maybe huge plot twists.
The movie, produced by John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle, is directed by Brad Bird, who also did the voice of the endearingly loveable Edna Mode.