Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in 'Incredibles 2'--but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of 'normal' life. It's a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again--which is easier said than done, even when they're all Incredible.
CRITICS OF "Incredibles 2 (Les indestructibles 2)"
There's some quibbles to be had in an over-familiar setup, and an under-served villain, but overall this is a gloriously fun family parable, and as entertaining as any superhero movie you'll see this year.
For some reason, we can't crawl through the cartoon door and into this universe the same way we used to. We've grown, either too jaded by experience or too overwhelmed by the images, to fit into this reduction.
Bird's idea to give "Incredibles 2" a decidedly feminist bent by moving Elastigirl, aka Helen, to the fore seems creaky in the wake of last year's mega hit, "Wonder Woman." Still, I can't say I wasn't mildly entertained.