Incredibles 2 Movie Review

Does the new Incredibles 2 Movie live up to its hype?


Grab some popcorn, turn on Netflix, and go to the Now Trending list and you will find the Incredibles 2 movie.

The new film and the original film are blended together when the Incredibles 2 movie opens with the Underminer literally breaking through the surface of the parking lot during a football game. The Incredible family, joined by Frozone, have an intense battle against the Underminer but he escapes with all the cash in the Metroville bank and as his rogue tunneler rumbles straight through the heart of Metroville, it inflicts significant damage to the city. The Incredible family along with Frozone stop the tunneler from hitting city hall, but the path of destruction that they left behind them causes them to get in trouble with the city, since at this point “supers” are illegal. The new movie continues the story of the supers working to make themselves legal again.

I don’t know that way, why would they change math? Math is math.” ”

— Mr. Incredible

The original Incredibles movie was a hit in the box office with around $260 million in total domestic gross (earnings of a film from all revenue sources), according to Box Office Mojo. At the end of the original movie, the audience is left on a cliffhanger with the underminer making an entrance into a parking lot. The Incredibles 2 movie picked up where the original left off and surpassed the original film in the box office, based off of evidence from Box Office Mojo, with the Incredibles 2 movie gathering about $608 million in total domestic gross.

The Incredibles: Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack have been in hiding because superheroes were deemed illegal in Metroville. After an encounter with an enemy, the Underminer, the Incredibles are caught by the Metroville police, only digging a deeper hole for themselves. Then a young believer in “supers” and head of a world-class telecommunications company, Winston Deavor, catches the attention of Frozone and the Incredible family when he says that he has a plan to help make supers legal again. With Elastigirl as the leading spokesperson for their campaign, they quickly run into a new found enemy the Screenslaver.

Personally, I thought it was fascinating to see a female superhero like Elastigirl take on the more significant role in the campaign to make supers legal again. The animation was fantastic and very high quality. I also really liked how the writers included some classic family problems like teenagers and dating, kids having trouble with homework, and having one working parent. It made the movie more relatable to people of all ages. However, I do wish that Frozone’s character was more involved in the film. It seemed like the times he did appear were random and insignificant for lack of a better word and it was a distraction when watching the movie. The action scenes were not as eventful at times, but the directors made up for it with music and good sound effects.

One of the best actions scenes in the movie was when Elastigirl had to chase down a runaway train. As the audience watches, the camera angles changed from first-person to the third person flawlessly and the combination of camera angles, fast pace, and intense music made this an intriguing watch. One of the best lines is when Mr. Incredibles is helping Dash with his math homework, and Dash says “that’s not the way you are supposed to do it, Dad, they want you to do it like this.” Mr. Incredible replies with “I don’t know that way, why would they change math? Math is math.” I feel like most students have had this experience with their parents.

Overall, the animators, directors, and writers did an outstanding job on the sequel to the Incredibles movie. With first person action scenes combined with family problems like math and history homework, and silly humor makes the movie a very relatable and funny movie. I would highly recommend Incredibles 2 to all who saw the original Incredibles, and anyone who loves a good family movie.