After 14 years, director Brad Bird is joining us THE INCREDIBLE 2 a long-awaited animated film sequel and has done everything right, at least from a box office perspective. We’ll reveal how the film itself turned out in our review.
The Plot Summary
Syndrome is destroyed, the Parrs’ house is in ruins, but the superhero family has grown closer together than ever before. In a luxury house equipped with the latest technology, father Bob (USA voice: Markus Maria Profitlich), mother Helen and their children Violet (Emilia Schüle), Dash and baby Jack-Jack finally return to normality. One day Helen is recruited into politics when the businessmen Winston and Evelyn Deavor make her an unbeatable offer: she should stand up for the rights of superheroes and slip back into the suit of her alter ego Elastigirl, while dad Bob is at home Children be careful. At first it sounds like a surefire thing and Elastigirl actually provides the hoped-for publicity with her breakneck maneuvers. But when the so-called Screenslaver suddenly appears, trying to subjugate humanity through the screens, Elastigirl has to do everything she can to put an end to the supervillain…
Movie explanation of the ending
It’s been a full fourteen years since the superhero satire “The Incredibles” first flickered across screens. After the outstanding success of the “Finding Nemo” sequel “Finding Dory”, which proved two years ago that sequels to long-ago productions can also be a success, director and screenwriter Brad Bird took the plunge (“Ratatouille”) So now it’s time to continue telling the adventures of the 3D-animated superhero family Parr. A lot has happened since then. Above all, the superhero genre itself has undergone an astonishing development since then and has been on everyone’s lips for many years. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why “The Incredibles 2” hit like a bomb in the USA; in combination with the love for the characters who are finally experiencing their next adventure after such a long time. Bird’s sixth feature film directorial effort quickly became the most successful animated film of all time in the USA and was the first CGI film in history to break the $500 million mark. At the moment, “The Incredibles 2” has grossed over 600 million dollars and is only beaten in the annual charts by its own competition “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War”. The critics’ opinions also suggest that the hype is real. The story and the incredible visuals that are standard at Pixar remain at a rather average level, while one acoustic element in particular comes to the fore: the outstanding music.
Elastigirl should campaign for the legalization of superheroes and is totally her woman!
While “The Incredibles 2” is very likely to win the Oscar for Best Animated Film again from Pixar, Michael Giacchino qualifies (“Planet of the Apes: Survival”) with his spectacular superhero and spy film score best-of at the same time for the golden boy as best composer. What’s here in just under two hours (“The Incredibles 2” at 118 minutes is not only the longest animated film from Pixar to date, but the longest animated feature film ever) is all the acoustic homages and musical nods to the really great “James Bond” – and the “Mission Impossible” portfolio is presented, is really great cinema, which Giacchino enriches with his own unmistakable melodies in order to create a carpet of sound that is unparalleled in the cinema this year. The makers don’t just make it unmistakably clear: “The Incredibles 2” is a film of today’s (cinema) era in which stories about invulnerable heroes are the order of the day. And so Brad Bird’s work is not another adaptation of the kind that Marvel and Co. now regularly do themselves, but a serious action firework with outstanding stunt choreographies in which both the villain and the path to his capture could just as easily be made the subject of a live-action film.
But as in part one, the focus in part two is not just on the adventure, even if it takes up most of the space from around the second half. “The Incredibles 2” is once again a touching family story in which those responsible once again take up topics that are entirely in keeping with the spirit of the times. The fact that it is Bob, for example, who from now on takes care of the household and looks after the children instead of his wife is a nice, if narratively conventional, reference to equality and emancipation, which, given the events that take place at this level of action, is only one anyway plays a subordinate role. While Elastigirl’s varied superhero escapades provide entertaining action fun, there’s even more laughs to be had whenever “Incredibles 2” captures Bob’s more bad-than-good attempts at being a househusband. So he doesn’t just fail because of modern calculation methods and Violet’s pubertal mood swings. In particular, baby Jack-Jack, who suddenly develops supernatural powers of his own, will prove to be a real scene-stealer for many. When the baby has a crazy fight with a curious raccoon, then the slapstick and creativity of the creators is there, what else they can do with the unpredictable diaper wearer – from teleporting to making him invisible to firing lasers from his eyes, everything is there – seems to know no boundaries. In many scenes, parents will undoubtedly recognize themselves, their children and the problems.
Bob has to look after the children at home and quickly reaches his limits with baby Jack-Jack.
In particular, the side scenes of “The Incredibles 2” with their many eccentric supporting characters prove to be creative and entertainingly staged. However, when it comes to the actual conflict surrounding the supervillain Screenslaver, Brad Bird primarily falls back on the well-known. We are left wondering why no other supervillain has yet come up with the idea of abusing the digital world for their purposes, and why there is also the mini-scandal surrounding some film scenes in which strobe lights are used that provoke epileptic seizures quite understandable (the relevant scenes are short, but they’re actually quite tough!). But the script doesn’t even come close to getting as much out of its villain as it could; and who is in cahoots with whom, is playing the wrong game and is just part of a conspiracy also turns out to be extremely transparent. The surprise effect in “The Incredibles 2” is therefore limited. However, if you’ve always wanted to know what a superhero film looks like in 2018 if it comes entirely from the computer, Brad Bird will give you the answer: The action scenes, especially the final battle, just look damn good When it comes to overview, dynamics and creativity, you don’t have to hide from what Mavel and Co. have been delivering as standard for many years.
Conclusion: “The Incredibles 2” is a thoroughly likeable sequel to the popular superhero blockbuster from 2004, but you won’t find any narrative innovation here. Michael Giacchino presents one of the best scores of the current cinema year and many viewers will probably fall in love with Baby Jack-Jack.
“The Incredibles 2” can be seen in USA cinemas nationwide from September 27th – also in 3D!