Movie Review: Incredibles 2 - not quite so incredible

Callum HunterSouth Western Times

Movie Review: Incredibles 2 (PG) - Rating: 7.5/10

Finally, after 14 years, the long-awaited and virtually campaigned-for sequel to 2004’s family favourite, Incredibles 2, is here.

The sequel picks up exactly where the first instalment left off, with the Underminer terrorising the city before going on to rob the city bank.

In contrast to the first movie, Incredibles 2 sees Mrs Incredible step into the spotlight as the face of a campaign to bring Supers back.

This leaves Mr Incredible on domestic duties and trying to run the household as smoothly as possible – a task he is already struggling with before discovering son Jack-Jack does in fact have powers.

This sequence of Jack-Jack innocently terrorising his father serves as the movie’s chief comedic relief, making it clear the quips and humour of the first movie haven’t been forgotten or left out.

We learn a lot about Jack-Jack’s powers in this movie – something I feel every Incredibles fan was desperate for.

Violet and Dash are at each other as much as ever, with Violet having to battle some more aspects of teenage life, not helped in the slightest by her father, despite his best efforts.

The movie’s villain is one movie-goers have not seen much of before, but it does not take too long to work out their identity with Mrs Incredible’s plot line proving a little predictable – especially in comparison with the first film.

In the final showdown, it’s Dash, Violet and Jack-Jack who come to the rescue, with Jack-Jack’s powers once again acting as the comic relief.

When all said and done, the plot of Incredibles 2 proves a little predictable and includes a few unnecessary details, but it does well in recapturing some of the magic of the first film.

After a 14 year wait, Incredibles 2 gets across the line.

It’s not as good as the original, but it’s a solid follow up.

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