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Like many Americans, I used my Fourth of July holiday to perform my patriotic duty and watch a summer blockbuster, in this case, Pixar's Incredibles 2. Overall, I found the movie to be an improvement over its (pretty good) predecessor, but I was left with some disturbing questions.
First and foremost, just how, exactly, does the law work in the Incredibles universe?
Incredibles 2 is a wondrously-crafted rehashing of many of the same narrative beats and jokes that made the first movie so great. But there's one very important part of the new film that highlights a painful truth that's been a part of the Incredibles franchise all along: Helen needs to break up with Bob.
There was no doubt that Incredibles 2 was going to be a box office hit, but it really can't be understated just how wildly successful an opening weekend the movie just had.
The first Incredibles movie invoked the time-honoured tradition of using superpowers as a metaphor for what makes people unique and special. In Incredibles 2, the tropes of being a superhero complicate the characters' lives even more, especially the grown-ups who have to take care of children.
There's a moment in Incredibles 2 where Mr Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone get a blast from the past. To prove he's a fan, Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk) sings a few bars of each hero's theme song. It's a fun moment, but it passes, and things move on. However, if you stay for the credits of the film, you can hear the full, produced version of each of those songs. And if you're interested, you can hear them right now!
But let's not forget that Disney Pixar's first venture into the superhero genre resulted in one of Pixar's highest body counts. Twenty supers died to make this movie. But even though they were barely onscreen - at least not alive - many of them had surprisingly complex stories. And we're going to tell you all about them.
For over a decade, fans have been asking Brad Bird if he was ever going to make a sequel to The Incredibles. And he finally has. But the writer/director has very strong thoughts on making sequels to his other movies, including his other Oscar-winning Pixar film, Ratatouille, and the iconic Iron Giant.
As cool as it is to see the Parr family kicking arse and taking names as the Incredibles, it's just as fun (if not more so) to see them all fighting to blend in with normal society and hide the fantastic powers that make them superheroes. Newly announced comic books from Dark Horse will focus on exactly that.
Disney and Pixar just revealed the key characters and voices for their upcoming, highly anticipated sequel to The Incredibles. Most of them are the returning stars, but there are some heavyweights in new roles - and, unless Disney is playing more coy than usual, one of them is playing the movie's villain. But who?