Is ‘Incredibles 2’ Worth the 14-Year Wait? 5 Reasons You Should Watch This Movie Even If You’re Not a Kid

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Fourteen years after The Incredibles hit theaters a sequel to the Pixar breakout is now arriving, The US premiere is scheduled on June 15, so Nexter.org prepared reasons why you’ll definitely love this movie.

The Posters

On Nov. 8, Disney unveiled the teaser image for the film: a simple poster with “II.” Three more teasers took us through the laundry cycle, from the basket of dirty uniforms to the washing machine to Mr. Incredible ironing his outfit.

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One showed a piece of toast with the team symbol sitting on what appears to be a table from the 1960s. One showed Edna in a very pop-art design, looking even more like Anna Wintour than usual — appropriate, since it was released to tie into Fashion Week — in a black and white drawing with a pop of red on her lipstick. “It’s been too long, dahlings.”

Strong villain

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Source: Pixar

A strong villain is what we all miss in superheroes movies. Today the audience is really tired of ‘bad guys’ who just want to be bad because of no reason. They want to destroy everything, kill everyone etc but there is no concept or idea in their deeds so usually such movies are boring.

Here we have ScreenSlaver, a villain who controls people’s minds by hijacking their screens, but getting to that point was not an easy process.

“I’ve thrown out two and a half other Incredibles movies,” director Brad Bird said. “There’s two and a half movies worth of scenes, and several of them I still like a lot, but they just didn’t serve the central idea of what the family was going through.”

Female superhero movement

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Source: Pixar

At the forefront of the story is Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), who sets out to stop the baddie — and, in the process, overturn a law outlawing superheroes — while her husband, Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), stays at home with the kids. It’s a role-reversal that enlivens the film’s humor and action, and in our chat with the cast, they say they’re proud that their sequel is part of the upswing in female-driven superhero adventures.

Impact on superhero movie genre

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It’s important to mention, that The Incredibles arrived during the embryonic stages of the modern superhero era, but like Ross’ keyboard skills in Friends, its content was far ahead of its time. With the benefit of (Captain) hindsight, The Incredibles laid the groundwork for some of the more serious superhero themes that have cropped up in recent blockbusters.

As superhero stories have become the all-consuming dominant genre in Hollywood (2018 will see nine wide releases in this vein alone), credit must be given to Pixar for helping shape the field.

It’s not about the super-ness, it’s about people

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Source: Pixar

But The Incredibles feel like a real family that just happens to have powers. There isn’t anything inherently super about them as people when you strip away their abilities, which is what makes them interesting and relatable. Picking up with them in retirement puts the central focus on their characters and not their character functions (saving people and being super).


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Is 'Incredibles 2' Worth the 14-Year Wait? 5 Reasons You Should Watch This Movie Even If You're Not a Kid
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