By: V. Mahfuz
Title: The Incredibles 2
Director: Brad Bird
Release date: June 28th 2018
Main cast: Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Craig T. Nelson, Huck Milner, Sarah Vowell, Bob Odenkirk
Budget: US$200 million
Box office: US$ 1.121 billion
Rotten tomatoes rating: 93%
After 14 years, Brad Bird finally decided to give continuity to the renowned movie “The Incredibles”. For those who have waited quite some time to discover what happens when the ‘Underminer’ destroys a parking lot after Dash’s race, i am very glad to announce the end of such anticipation as “The Incredibles 2” begins right where “The Incredibles” finishes. Living in a society where superheros are illegal, the incredibles’ family struggle to contain their heroic nature when trouble arises - which is also one of the reasons why they use disguises (even though eye masks aren't very effective).
This animation provides a humorous genre after Helen (elastigirl) is hired in a pro-superhero firm, leaving Bob (Mr. Incredible) home with his three children (Dash, Violet and Jack-Jack). His jealousy however, does not fail to surface when Elastigirl is in the spotlight, getting all the attention Bob used to have when he was the preeminent Mr. Incredible. But life at home isn't what Bob expected when the duty of taking care of the household proves to more than he anticipated - showing the ironic switch in gender stereotypes and how they adapt to their new roles.
Every character manages to return with even more grace in this “The Incredibles” sequel, introducing the dynamic duo of Edna Mode and Jack-Jack after he proves to be even more peculiar and adorable than in the first movie. “The Incredibles 2” also shows the amusing life of Dash and Violet, together with Bob’s attempts to get involved and his struggle to fill the maternal figure Helen used to provide when Bob was working.
Overall, i was completely amazed and extremely satisfied with the outcome of “The Incredibles 2”. Brad Bird did an amazing job in not only adapting the sequel to a new public (as those who waited 14 years are now a different audience compared to when the first “The Incredibles” came out), but also in giving a vivid and enjoyable continuation of his first piece; a task which many movie directors find challenging as the first movie of many sequels tend to be the”best”.