Movie Review #8256 THE INCREDIBLES 2.
Long delayed follow up to 2004’s The Incredibles sees our family of super heroes pick up where they left off (hadn’t aged a day either!), encountering a new nemesis in the form of The Screenslaver who’s special set of skills is based on hypnotic enslaving.
Carrying all the charm of the original and then some, this one sees a focus on the youngest Incredible Jack Jack, whom we were convinced in the first movie has no super powers but who proves everyone wrong in a big way. His epic battle with a backyard raccoon must rate as one of the all time great fight sequences of all time!
All the main voices return apart from Dash who’s voice double voice (like that?) should have long broken by now and voicing a 10 year old might have been a little difficult. No real new nuances as we dash from crisis to crisis while dealing rather matter of factly with the usual family issues and sibling rivalry.
Overall, just as enchanting as the first and although it doesn’t really rise beyond still provides a thoroughly entertaining romp through a 60s looking glass of superherodom.
I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since, I've been mesmerized by the giant screen, and the darkness that went on forever. Despite the infernally uncomfortable seats, (plus having to stand for God Save the Queen), I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism.