Disney•Pixar’s latest film, Incredibles 2, is about to hit theaters, which means all of the early screenings have taken place and the critics reviews are rolling in. Part of what made the first film so special was the true to life family dynamics. Anyone who’s shared a living space with a sibling knows just how infuriating things can get. Brad Bird and his team decided to add super powers to the scenario and things got really interesting really fast. While the sequel follows up 14 years after the original, many fans are just excited Pixar decided to tell another story about the heroic family.
Incredibles 2 is currently holding an impressive 95% fresh rating and an 8.1 out of 10 on Rotten Tomatoes. Laughing Place’s Jeremiah Good attended an early screening of the film and gladly shared his review. Can this group of Supers deliver another impressive performance at the box office? Here’s what critics are saying about the Pixar sequel.
Variety’s Owen Gleiberman was not impressed with the spectacle:
“I wish I could say that Incredibles 2, which Bird also wrote and directed, is the great sequel The Incredibles deserves. It is not. It’s got a touch of the first film’s let’s-try-it-on spirit, and it’s a perfectly snappy and chucklesome and heartfelt entertainment, with little retro felicities you latch onto, yet something is missing: the thrill of discovery — the crucial sensation that the movie is taking us someplace we haven’t been.”
Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com voices his opinions of the cast:
“It helps to have a fantastic voice cast to be the fuel for this finely-tuned animated machine. Nelson gets the gruff tone of Mr. Incredible, a man who loves his family but also misses the days when he was the coolest superhero in the world, and the supporting cast is uniformly stellar. But the movie is really stolen by Hunter, who can convey more with a single line reading than other actresses can with an entire monologue.”