And the countdown to my favourite fictional hero continues. In this instalment, we have three, count ’em, three artificial life forms. And a guy who is mistaken for an artificial life form. And there are four female characters, which is tied for as many as we’ve had in a single list. Two of them are attractive European-accented brunettes, one is an animated Mom, and one is a child from a book.
Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #32, and this week’s question is again about comic books and superheroes:
What are some of the most unique, creative uses of super powers that I’ve seen in comics or film?
After a fourteen year wait, the sequel to 2004’s The Incredibles has finally come to the big screen. In today’s sequel-heavy climate, it’s a bit surprising that it’s taken so long. Indeed, nowadays we could hardly have been surprised if those 14 years had been filled with a part 2, a part 3, a prequel and baby Jack-Jack getting his own spinoff trilogy.
But as it is, we’ve just got one film…finally. Not that we haven’t wanted more. The first film was a real winner–it successfully blended fun action sequences with stylish visuals, engaging characters, lots of humor and a decent plot. The superhero stuff in particular, whilst not original to anyone with familiar with comics, was visually innovative and, generally speaking, way cooler than anything we’d seen in animation up to that point.
So how does this sequel measure up? Does it measure up to the expectations that we have of a sequel of one of the famed superhero family animated classic?