If you told me that a movie from 14 years ago was going to get a sequel, and it was going to be good, I would laugh very hard. With the movie landscape littered with reboots and sequels all varying in quality, how could you have faith? Incredibles 2 is a miracle. A sequel that not only delivers on the anticipation but blew my low expectations out of the water, it was a sight to behold. I can't thank this movie enough for being a shining light in a bad movie year it has been so far. Yes, Incredibles 2 is a great sequel, but more than that, it's a great movie.
Let's get talking about The Incredibles out of the way (Its weird that the first movie is titled "The Incredibles" and the second is "Incredibles 2"). Syndrome is a better villain than the Screen Slaver from a motivation perspective. His anger with Mr. Incredible is easily understandable and makes sense. The Screen Slaver is a little bit harder to wrap your head around. Personally, I think that the Screen Slaver's ideology is good but not backed up enough. For some people, this will be a big sticking point, not for me.
But this movie is a treasure trove of goodies. From amazing action sequences to an interesting story, this movie has it all. Most people remember The Incredibles incorrectly. Some call it a Superhero movie depicting a family or a family of superheroes, this is wrong. The Incredibles had more in common with spy movies than superhero ones. Incredibles 2 isn't really a superhero movie either. It actually becomes that family movie with tons of action. It drops a lot of the espionage in place of telling a more character-driven story.
Another thing about the movie I enjoyed was the styling. The music is loud with high intensity to try and make everything more epic. There are one or two scenes where it is not needed but its less egregious than when other movies do it because the music is part of the movie's style. On the visual front, this is probably the most stylized movie Pixar has put out. It doesn't dazzle you with photorealistic animation but improves on the smoothness and the 60's modern clash of design.
I have so many things to say about the movie, but I can't fit them all here. If I were to sum up, Incredibles 2, it would be this. This movie has the action, the heart, and fun that all movies wished they had. I enjoyed seeing it on a big screen and actively want to see it again. It does have minor problems but I thoroughly enjoyed my time watching this movie. I can't recommend it enough, even without seeing the first movie.
7/10 Brad Bird got kicked out of live action so he was like, "What's a guaranteed hit?"