After fourteen years of little to no hints to a sequel, we finally got it. The same family of superheroes returned to the silver screen. And the beginning picks up from where the first movie ended.
Well, sort of. It starts off with Violet’s crush, Tony. He is being questioned for noticing Violet as a superhero. His memories get wiped.
A few disasters happen. The Parr children are asked to stay behind while the parents fight. The kids don’t listen, though. The disasters destroy the Parrs’ home.
Superheroes are illegal. The Parrs stay in a motel. Helen is offered a chance to make supers legal again. She leaves the family to help make that happen.
Meanwhile, Bob and the children stay in a luxury mansion. Violet deals with romance problems. Dash struggles with math. Bob struggles to watch the kids as they overwhelm him. Jack-Jack reveals that he has more superpowers.
Although the film was very engaging, I will admit that the plot was hard to follow. There were a lot of lights flashing (which can be a bit much for me), action, and fighting—although the latter two don’t bother me.
On the bright note, there were a lot of moments I enjoyed.
Jack-Jack seemed to have a lot of screen time and play more of a major role than in the first film from 2004. The moments of how he handled cookies was cute and hilarious. And a funnier moment was when he could grow hair that looked exactly like Edna’s—and in front of her.
I was also surprised how someone turned out to be different than what I had thought. But hey, story twists do make the plots less predictable.
I also admired how Bob struggled to look after the kids.
The scenes where he helped Dash with his math homework were funny. Dash couldn’t pronounce the word, decimals.
As for Violet, she dealt with typical adolescent issues, such as her love interest, Tony, forgetting about her date with him. She left a note on his locker and school, but when he didn’t respond, Violet cried. She even carried some ice cream while invisible.
Overall, I rate The Incredibles 2 4.5 out of 5 stars. Except for the excessive lights flashing, the movie caught my interest.