The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2 - Film Review - Lauren Mayhew AuthorThe Incredibles 2 – 5 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: Everyone’s favourite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of normal life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

As a member of Cineworld Unlimited, I occasionally get to see a film before its release date. It’s called Secret Cinema, so we book our seats, but don’t get to find out which film we’re watching until it begins. There was a lot of speculation about what the film might be, The Incredibles 2 being high up on the list due to its epilepsy warning. There were many cheers through the cinema when the title of the film came up on the screen. Though not everyone was excited. The couple in front of us definitely walked out within the first thirty seconds of the film! But anyway, back to the review.

It has been a long time since I watched The Incredibles. It’s one of those films that I watched so many times, I kind of got a bit bored with it. I was worried that I wouldn’t like The Incredibles 2 because it had been so long since the first one. I shouldn’t have worried one bit.

The film starts off in exactly the same place that the first one ended with – The Underminer. He really doesn’t play as much of a part as I thought he was going to, he’s just the catalyst for the events that take place throughout the rest of the film. Though if they do decide to make a third film, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of him, especially as it’s hinted that Mr. Incredible has met him before. Maybe next time, they might fast forward time for the family a few years, with the kids being fully-fledged superheroes themselves.

Talking of the kids, Jack-Jack is by far the best part of The Incredibles 2. I loved him in the first film, but now that he’s developing his powers, he’s even better! There’s something about that kid’s laugh that just makes me warm inside. He’s also the reason that I’d love to see a third movie, especially if he’s grown up. He could be the most powerful super ever, or the biggest trickster.

The plot was good, though slightly predictable. It is a kid’s film though, so I suppose I was picking up on things that most kids wouldn’t. There were also some conversations in there between Elastigirl and Evelyn Deavor that were a little grown-up and they completely lost me at points. I wasn’t interested in what their opinions were, I literally wanted the action to begin again. I also loved the fact that Edna Mode made a little appearance again. She’s such a fantastic character and the scene with her and Jack-Jack is one of the best parts of the film.

If you were a fan of the first Incredibles movie, you really won’t be disappointed with this one. I can’t wait for it to be released here in the UK so that I can go and see it again! It’s a great film for all the family. Let’s just hope they don’t wait another 14 years to release another one!

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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