Incredibles 2 (2018) – Quick Review

Fun film with really great music and some good family characterizations. It did feel like the filmmakers got a little precious with it and it didn’t have quite the same heart as the original; specifically some of the dialog suffered early on and the banter felt forced to me. It also suffered some expected sequel bloat.

But it absolutely shown in the creative superpowers. Elastigirl + motorcycle = awesome! The new supers had some great moments. The pacing was good throughout and I like the continued developments of all the mains.

Final verdict: another great movie from Pixar and another fresh look at superheros.

Now, a thought that includes some spoilers for both Incredibles films.

So, spoilers below the line.

Proceed at your own risk.

Really. Seriously.

Are you sure you want to know?

Okay.

Here we go.

Spoilers


Thus far, I believe all the villains shown on screen in the Incredibles world have been technological villains.

In the first film Syndrome became a villain intent on replacing supers with technology equivalent to superpowers. In the sequel, the Screenslaver uses technology to control people and supers with the intent to discredit superpowered individuals.

But it wasn’t just them.

The Underminer (appearing in both films) uses a giant drill crawler and vacuum system to steal from the bank and a jack hammer powered fist to fight Mr. Incredible.

Bomb Voyage uses explosives.

And when Edna is decrying the use of capes, we see in flashback Thunderhead defeating a mad scientist type before getting his cape caught on the rocket threatening the city.

Other then robber/generic criminal types, I think that covers the villains.

Which makes me wonder: Are they no superpowered villains in this world?

Let me know if I missed any villains below in the comments.

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