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Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet – taking care of the problems of his three children.
|Studio :||Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios,|
|Crew :||Production Design, Set Designer,|
|Cast :||Craig T. Nelson Holly Hunter Sarah Vowell Eli Fucile Nicholas Bird|
|Genre :||Adventure Animation Action Family|
Memorable, crazy movie
At first rather annoying in its heavy emphasis on reenactments, this movie ultimately proves fascinating, simply because the complicated, highly dramatic tale it tells still almost defies belief.
An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
Having young sons, it's safe to say that Pixar's Incredibles was a staple movie that delivered many of the cartoon giant's trademarks; compelling storyline, social messages and a very balanced sense of humour that strikes a chord across all levels. This set the bar reasonably high for the arrival of the very long awaited sequel. Before it hit the screens, I wanted to love it. The trailers were reassuringly witty and there was hope that the cliffhanger from the first film would bring much more of the same. So what happened? Well it's with disappointment that I gave too say Pixar probably misfired on this very rare occasion. The plot was reasonably weak, literally dragged over the finish line. The "twist" was transparent and yet it took almost the while film to unravel. It feels like Pixar's script writers were absent when the comedy elements were forged and so most of the jokes were already broadcast in the trailers. The whole plot failed to muster anything more than mediocre pace as it meandered to a conclusion, leaving an empty feeling where the laughter and love of the latest Pixar production were meant to be. Small moments of mercy from Baby Jack-Jack offered just a glimpse of how the film should have felt, but this brand is far greater than a single character and so for the first time in the history of Pixar, I felt like I needed to jump out abs help push the movie to the final credits to put it out of its misery.
TL;DR While this film is visually and aurally appealing in Pixar standards, this film drops a lot of the aspects that made the original Incredibles unique in favor of a more box office friendly approach.As a preface, I adored the first Incredibles growing up, and after re-watching it in preparation for this film, I still adore it. So, this review will carry some bias, because I think the Incredibles 2 is a perfectly OK film by itself. What this film has going is its updated visuals, interesting and engaging action scenes, and music; or in general its aesthetic. Originally Director Brad Bird wanted the visuals of the Incredibles to mimic that of those Golden Age-Superhero posters back in the 50s/60s, and while the first film did a great job in context to what technology was available, this sequel nails it. The skyscrapers were massive and follow the simple geometry of modernist architecture, the trains, cars, and other vehicles were all futuristic in a modernist sense (again), the music while not so different from the original film was still magnificent and brassy, and the action was very impressive and flashy whereas the original film didn't have too many opportunities to show off this sort of choreography. And while the plot, characters, and script were meh, without the context of the original this film is a perfectly OK 5/10 and a perfect rental if you want to appreciate the high quality artistic direction that Pixar produces.Now that being said, this film loses almost all the magic the original had. To keep this readable, I'll just mention two of the most annoying aspects of the film but be sure I had other qualms with this film and you can find most of them in other reviews.The first aspect is line delivery. In re-watching the original, I noticed how snappy, quick, and sticky the dialogue was. Most people I know have at least memorized 2 scenes from the original and I can almost guarantee YOU the reader know the super suit scene by heart. Now how many lines from the Incredibles 2 can you recite? Maybe the "Math is Math" line but that might be it. One part of why this is because the voice actors who weren't in the original did not follow the cadence and speed that original voice actors, the most blatant violator being the voice actor for Void. Instead of sounding like someone who is a part of this 50s/60s-quick talking world, her nervous west coast girl delivery sounds sorely out of place like the picture of the time-travelling hipster. The closest voice actor to get to the delivery was Bob Odenkirk, but even he would sound out of place if he was casted in the original film and kept the same delivery. This aspect is hard to explain in words and this is more of guttural reaction to the dialogue, but hopefully if you re-watch the original you can tell too. The other aspect was how much this film just felt so standard. It has X number of action scenes, it has Y number of funny scenes, it needed to have 5 Jack Jack scenes, etc etc. The magic of the first film was how reserved the animation was to let the character designs, subtle facial animation, and dialogue shine. It is amazing how re-watchable the First Act is being it was primarily in a gray office building. There are so many scenes in the original Incredibles that were shot-reverse shot. A true sign of a director following an inspired vision to the end. What about the Incredibles 2? It relies heavily on a compilation of scenes that halt the progress of the plot to produce oohs, aahs, and laughter (talking to you Jack Jack, raccoon, and Edna) instead of quality scenes that can do the same (albeit less flashy) and give us insight into characters and conflicts.Overall, I cannot discredit the Incredibles 2 too much for these aspects because these aspects are what I got from the original, me alone. If you want to watch a 3D animated movie with your family, go ahead and pop this on your living room screen, but if you want to watch a movie like the Incredibles, you will probably be disappointed.
For whatever reason, I haven't really revisited the first "Incredibles" film since the first time I saw it. I didn't dislike it, but I also haven't felt the need to watch it again since. Having seen "Incredibles 2", to be honest I largely feel the same way. In a plot that's overall pretty similar to the first one, this time Holly Hunter's Elastigirl goes back to work as a "super" leaving Craig T Nelson's Mr Incredible at home to look after their three kids. The return is inspired by brother and sister combination Winston and Evelyn Deavor (Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener) who are attempting to reverse the laws prohibiting superhero activity. Their plans are thrown into chaos though when a new villain "Screenslaver" makes their presence and their mind control abilities known. Predictability and repetition is what really does for "Incredibles 2" for me. The villain reveal at the end is pretty easy to see coming but it's the repeated plot points and scenes from the first film that lost me, the kids saving the day again, another visit to Edna Mode - it's pretty much the same film as the original. That's is not to say that it doesn't look great, it does - particularly in some amazing portal work when the character of Voyd. The Vocal work is good too, though nobody is particularly outstanding.It passed a couple of hours in a reasonably entertaining fashion, but it'll be a long time before I decide to watch it again.
Not a patch on the original. Very disappointed. Avoid at all costs.