MOVIE REVIEW | Incredibles 2 worth the wait

Incredibles 2. Picture: Disney/Pixar
Incredibles 2. Picture: Disney/Pixar

Fourteen years.

That’s how long audiences have had to wait for a sequel to Disney-Pixar’s hit superhero movie, The Incredibles.

And Incredibles 2 was definitely worth the wait.

The animated action adventure, directed by Brad Bird, starts right where the original movie left off more than a decade ago.

The superhero family are taking on a super-villain known as The Underminer.

When their best efforts result in catastrophic damage to the city, Mr Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), his wife Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), and their children Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner) and Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile), are forced into exile.

Superheroes are still illegal so the family must do their best to hide their powers in an effort to avoid gaol time.

However a mysterious tycoon known as Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk) and his willful sister Evelyn Deavor (Catherine Keener) approach Mr Incredible, Elastigirl and their longtime friend Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) with an idea to change that law.

Elastigirl is chosen to represent the team while Mr Incredible holds down the fort at home – and of course, hijinks ensue.

Incredibles fans will recognise the trademark sense of humour and enjoy the nostalgia in this film while new viewers can simply enjoy a fresh and fun take on the superhero genre.

The writing is clever with plenty of sarcastic quips and puns and the slapstick-style physicality of the characters is sure to get plenty of belly laughs.

The film does feel different this time around with Elastigirl firmly in the spotlight, however there are plenty of old faces to keep long-time fans entertained.

Viewers will also get to meet a few new heroes with some...interesting…powers.

Audiences got a glimpse at Jack-Jack’s potential power’s in the first movie and by the end of this movie, he is sure to become a favourite among adults and children alike.

Keep an eye out for the short-film, Bao directed by Domee Shi, before the movie starts.

It’s the first Disney-Pixar animation directed solely by a woman.

Incredibles 2 lived up to the hype and delivered a sequel worthy of the original.

Rating: 8/10