‘Incredibles 2’ Squares Up

By Anthony Peyton, Edited by Julia Wilson

I know, just about every review out there right now regarding Incredibles 2 has been praising it immensely, which it deserves. You may be reading this believing that I, too, will applaud it in the same ways and you’d be absolutely right. I believe that no one can get tired of reading that Incredibles 2 was just that, incredible.

Here we are with our favorite super family. We have Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), his very flexible wife Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), and their children Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile), Violet (Sarah Vowell), and Dash (Huck Milner). Each of them has a special power, or multiple.

This was simply a fantastic movie. For me, it was better than the first. Many reviews I’ve read have said it’s “equally as good” or “not quite as good but still great” compared to the first one. I look at it as a full-on upgrade from the first, which was amazing.

The voice acting was slightly different for each of the characters, but this could be expected as time passes, voices change, and actors are switched out. It’s been 14 dang years, so there’s no point in complaining.

I thought the story was so interesting in its ability to continue the original storyline while also adding in a completely new – and creepier – villain. I adored the story focus on both Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible switching roles. Elastigirl is the superhero in control while Bob is the stay-at-home dad.

Incredibles 2 was easily one of my top 10 movies of the year and I highly recommend everybody to see it. There’s something for everybody to enjoy, whether you’re a dad celebrating Father’s Day or a teen who grew up watching the Incredibles.


My Rating: 93%

Animation: 3.7/4

Cinematography: 3.6/4

Story: 3.7/4

Enjoyability: 3.9/4

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Film Forecast Friday: June 15th

On Friday June 15th we have…

  1. Incredibles 2
  2. Tag
  3. Superfly
  4. Gotti
  5. The Yellow Birds

Julia’s prediction:

There is no doubt in my mind that Incredibles 2 will be the biggest movie coming out this week. People have been waiting for this sequel for well over a decade and they will surely flock to the theaters to see it this weekend.

After Incredibles 2 will definitely be Tag. There’s been a ton of marketing on it, and it has a pretty star studded cast including Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, and Jeremy Renner just to name a few. It also looks absolutely hilarious and I am super excited to see it.

Superfly, Gotti, and The Yellow Birds I have heard nothing about, so I don’t really expect big box office numbers from these ones. Gotti does star John Travolta so that might help it out a little, but still not expecting too much out of any of these.

Anthony’s prediction:

I’m going to start out by saying that I saw Incredibles 2 last night, and it was everything. It’s going to kill it at the box office this week and judging by the hundreds of people piling into the theater I was in, that only furthers it.

It blows me away that Tag is already here, as I feel like I’ve been seeing the trailer for it forever. It has the amazing Jon Hamm, who I may or may not intentionally believe to be Armie Hammer’s dad, so I’m ready.

Gotti is getting a lot of attention marketing-wise, but won’t come close to Incredibles 2 or Tag.

Superfly and The Yellow Birds aren’t my cup of tea and won’t be the box office’s either.