Movie sequels have been here since forever. We are already familiar with those second and third (sometimes fourth and fifth) installments that movie goers no longer see them like something special and unique. After all, they are installments of a first, usually successful movie. However, there are certain categories of sequels, like the ones that nobody asks for, and the ones that come naturally, after an incredibly successful and appreciated movie. There are certain classics out there that got the sequels they truly deserved, like The Godfather II or Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. But not any movie can be those movies, sadly.
The sequel to the majorly successful animated movie The Incredibles, which came out 14 years ago, was supposed to be part of the same category. The original was a superhero comedy that was full of life and instantly became a Pixar classic. Director Brad Bird came back for this sequel but unfortunately, the level was simply not high enough. The Incredibles 2 is fun and one of the purest forms of entertainment, with some elements that people might recognize from the first. But the problem here is just that: there doesn’t seem to be a sense of discovery. You feel like nothing new gets revealed to you.
The Incredibles 2 doesn’t live up to the expectations
In fact, in stead of being a continuation of this superhero family’s adventures, it feels more like recycled material. It’s like a replay of something that we have already seen 14 years ago. The plot is once again simple, with the entire family being caught between saving the world and taking care of their own household and lives.
The Incredibles 2 was most likely greenlit because of the recent superhero craze, in the hope that something great would come out of it. Unfortunately, this sequel has too little of what made the original superhero movie truly incredible.
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