Well worth the wait!
The incredibles 2 is just as great as the first film with tons of action, heart and humor! The story is similar to the first movie just with the roles switched as Elastagirl is going out and fighting the villains while Mr. incredible stays home with the kids. There are some continuity errors such as in this movie jack jack gets powers and the family acts surprised even though jack jack got powers at the end of the first movie and the family knew it. The animation is way better than the first film as expected since it was released more than a decade later and overall I really don’t have anything negative to say about this movie other than that the villain was kinda predictable. I won’t spoil who the villain is for you, I’ll just say that the villain is most likely who you think it’s gonna be.
Content: there are a few scenes where adult characters drink alcoholic beverages but no one gets drunk and it’s never said what the drinks are so younger kids probably won’t get it. There’s some flashing lights that may trigger seizures in some people, my local theater even had warning signs about this at the ticket counter. Words such as “stupid” and “sucks”. And as expected from a superhero movie, tons of violence. I personally think it’s fine for ages 7 and up; kids younger than 7 may find it too boring due to all the talking/exposition.
On another note, many parents are complaining that this movie was too scary or too inappropriate for their young kids, These people need to know that this movie wasn’t made for kids! Just because it’s animated and rated PG doesn’t automatically mean it’s made for kids! Nor is there a rule that says every Disney/Pixar movie has to be made for kids! Some people have tried to counter argument this by pointing out the fact that the incredibles 2 was marketed to kids (McDonald’s toys and such) but please remember that film marketing is very different from film production. A movie can be marketed to kids without being made for kids; especially since film marketing and filmmaking are two completely different fields. In other words, the filmmakers don’t get to choose who their movie is marketed to or how it’s marketed; filmmakers just make the movie and that’s it. Marketing a film is a completely different person’s job. Also just because a movie wasn’t made for kids doesn’t mean kids can’t enjoy it. The Terminator franchise, Jurassic world, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Marvel movies for example, are marketed to kids with McDonald’s toys, picture books, children’s sized clothing etc. but they’re rated PG-13 or R so they obviously weren’t made for kids, even though some kids can/do enjoy those movies. Likewise, kids can enjoy the incredibles 2 as well even though it wasn’t made for them. And guess what, The writer/director of the incredibles 2, Brad Bird, even said flat out that incredibles 2 is not a kids movie, so this is not an opinion, it’s a fact, as it is confirmed by the person who made the movie. If you are one of those people who think that incredibles 2 (or any movie, for that matter!) should play it safe and cater specifically to children (just because why? You want it to?), may I ask: Do you really think you know what demographic a movie was made for more than the person who actually made the movie?! Did you have a role in marketing or making this movie?! If not, then it’s not your place to be telling the filmmakers and marketers what they should (or shouldn’t) be doing! What makes you think you should have ANY say in who a movie was made for or how it should be made or marketed if you had no part in making it?! The filmmakers knew exactly what they were doing. They didn’t “forget about the kids in the audience” as some of you claim. Incredibles 2 has not only passed the first film at the box office, but it made over $1.2 billion at the box office.
Anyways, Sorry that this review has kinda turned into a rant, I’m just so sick and tired of ignorant parents criticizing movies for doing exactly what the filmmakers intended it to do and speaking as if they knew who a movie was made for more than the people who made it.
Btw if you don’t believe me that Brad Bird said incredibles 2 is not a kids movie, then see it for yourself here:
EDIT: I just heard that Brad Bird is also saying that incredibles 2 shouldn’t be under the “Kids” section on iTunes and should instead be with the Marvel and Lucasfilms movies in the “Adventure” section. See for yourself here:
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Positive role models
Violence & scariness