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?