Worth the 14 years wait!
I was still a very young child when the first one came out and along with the other Pixar movies that time, The Incredibles was one of my favorites. Very sure many of us begged for a sequel and here we have it 14 years later. I thought it's better than the first. More action or comedy, or basically more of everything doesn't make a movie better. There was just something that made me like this one better than the first.
Now for some important information for the parents. It's been a while since I last wrote my review here (was supposed to come back when Avengers: Infinity War was released but time didn't let me do so) and what made me come back here to write a review of Incredibles 2 is the fact that there are things here that are quite inappropriate for younger children. Here in my country, it is rated PG-13 and I remember thinking back then when I saw the rating, is the movie really as violent as most superhero movies recently released? Then after seeing the movie, I forgot that we should expect some DARK MATERIAL in Brad Bird's films, and this is no exception. Without getting into spoilers, I'll just say a backstory of one character features their father being murdered by a thief and this happened because none of the supers saved him. Also, exactly an hour into the movie, during a scene where we find out who the Screenslaver is, you might want to prepare for tons of flashes. I know that was intentional but even though I was seated close to the back of the theater, my eyes started to hurt, and that was only the first of three scenes of seizure! This could be because the screen in my theater was quite big but I've seen reviews in other sites complaining about this. If you are coming with anyone who is prone to seizure, as much as possible, sit at the back of the theater. Another warning I would like to give about the same scene is that it could be frightening for younger children as it is set in a dark place and there are about two jumpscares there. And right after that, the seizure scene I was talking about happens.
Some cursing is also a problem in this movie. I'm okay with movies that involve swearing for a long as it isn't overdone. In here, while the cursing isn't as strong, there are definitely words used that you wouldn't want your children to hear, such as "damn", "hell", and some uses of, "Oh my God!" But like I said earlier, that should be expected in a Brad Bird film. As for scenes of violence, it's about as violent as the first Incredibles; however, there was a scene with little blood in it, though I can't remember exactly if there really was a scene like that.
Kids will really enjoy this movie, especially if they're into action and/or superheroes for as long as they are brave enough to watch "that scary scene" and for as long as they will not mimic the cursing. The action scenes here are well done and I can't even pick which one has to be the best one, and despite the plot being 50% similar to the first one, I think this competes with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War as the best superhero movie of this year (in my honest opinion). Also, as a bonus, there's a short film that plays before the movie and it will make you feel very emotional. Thank you for taking your time to read this review and I hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did, especially for those kids who have aged and waited for this for 14 years.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness