TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 6, 2018
If there's a thread running through most of Brad Bird's films, it's that the exceptional people of the world need to be given leeway to practice their exceptionalism, and though this Randian notion is more subtle than overt, even the folks over at Screen Junkies picked up on it for their latest Honest Trailer. Incredibles 2 is easily the best Pixar sequel since Toy Story 3, but there's no denying that they essentially rehash a lot of the same major plot elements from the first film.
Like Toy Story taught us, however, the difference between flying and falling with style is all about perspective, and from my perspective, Incredibles 2 was much more of the former than the latter. Yes, the villain twist was dumb and more or less projected from a mile away—mainly due to the dearth of speaking characters in the film—but by picking up the story mere seconds after the end of the first film, the goal always seemed to be to deepen the themes of the first film rather than trade them in for something new.
Yes, Pixar has taught us to expect more over the years, and I'm sure they'll continue to do just that for years to come, but if there had to be an Incredibles sequel, I'm glad it was this one rather than Finding Dory or Cars 2 or 3.
Incredibles 2 is available today on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Blu-ray.
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