So a sneak peak of Incredibles 2 dropped last week, which can be found here. I was going to review it then, but my Phantom Boy review took longer than I thought, and the trailer didn’t drop until the evening. So that totally messed up my plans.
The movie looks, pun intended, absolutely incredible. It begins with Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl fighting the Underminer. He doesn’t seem like he’ll play a really huge part, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Dash and Violet are left behind to look after Jack-Jack. One of the main conflicts of the movie is set: superheroes are still illegal, but a tycoon wants to bring them back. And he wants Elastigirl to be the face of the campaign.
Everybody seems to love it. Elastigirl is back in the game, saving the day in a brand new uniform, as well. And Bob has to take care of the kids. Which isn’t easy. But that’s it, really.
We get to see the two main conflicts of the film and the beautiful, fluid animation. There are no spoilers. No views of climatic battles, or major villains. Just enough information so that the viewer wouldn’t be totally lost going into the film.
And I loved how they addressed the change in parenting roles for Helen and Bob; I was a bit worried that it would be the cliche Dad fails at parenting while Mom succeeds at her career plot, but the teaser managed assuage those worries. Bob isn’t totally happy taking care of the kids, but he isn’t bad at it and he genuinely wants his wife to be happy and successful in her endeavors. But, we know from the last film that being Mr. Incredible is a huge part of his identity.
If anything, this movie seems like it will focus on the sacrifices and compromises one has to make in order to make a family work. I hope that neither Bob or Helen has to give up their superhero careers to be a parent or have their family be successful. I don’t think that’ll happen, but I’m very curious as to how Pixar will address this.
My only complaint about this sneak-peek is…Violet wasn’t in the trailer enough. Both Dash and Jack-Jack had some decent scenes in the preview, but Violet doesn’t get more than a line or two. I doubt she’ll be left on the back-burner. Maybe her and her mother’s relationship will also be a focus of the film, but it’s a minor gripe.
Also, none of my predictions have changed…though, looking back none were exactly solid.
And that’s the scoop!