There’s an opening section of the movie where the actors and writers apologize for the movie taking so long. They say it was worth the wait. You know, they actually were right. The Incredibles 2 really was a fantastic movie and oddly enough, it was worth the wait.
Without going into spoilers, the movie tackles the ideas of good and evil, of what it is to be different, and most importantly, of what it means to be a family. It does all this through a humorous prismatic lens that keeps things entertaining throughout.
It’s a kid’s movie, but it addresses themes of responsibility and duty without getting preachy. The cartoonish heroes and villains have to deal with the consequences of their actions. There’s never a point that bumps you out of it, and as a whole, there’s enough tension and worry about what’s going to happen that the audience can worry but still enjoy themselves. I thought the release on father’s day was apt, as well.
The humor was fantastic. It bears repeating… this is probably one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen… even as it addresses some pretty scary thoughts in concept.
I quite enjoyed it and I plan on seeing this one again. If you liked the first one, I recommend this movie. Go see it yourself. It’s simply incredible.