I don't think I will ever see an animated movie sequel as highly anticipated as "Incredibles 2". Since the release of the first film back in 2004, people have been begging Pixar and director Brad Bird to make a follow up to the fantastic first movie. In fact, if I had a quarter for every time I saw someone on the Internet state that they wanted an Incredibles sequel, I'd be rich. Now here we are. The movie that fans have been waiting for fourteen years is finally out. And it honestly might be even better than the original. I'm not exaggerating everyone. This film was well worth the wait and it was just awesome.
It's been three months since Syndrome's defeat, and the Parr family - Bob (Craig T. Nelson), Helen (Holly Hunter), Violet (Sarah Vowell) Dash (Huck Milner) and Jack Jack - are still struggling to live their lives as everyday people when superheroes are still illegal by the government. Not only that, they've been living in a motel and the government is shutting down the Super Relocation program which has kept their identities secret for over fifteen years and has erased memories to keep it that way. However, their luck seems to change when a wealthy tycoon named Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk) and his sister Evelyn (Catherine Keener) call Helen to be in a new program that is hoping to make superheroes legal again. What happens next is Helen saving citizens and investigating a new super villain known as the Screensaver and Bob having to deal with Dash and Violet along with Jack-Jack who has started to develop superpowers.
Before the movie, a little snippet featuring Nelson, Hunter, Samual L. Jackson, and Brad Bird appeared where they said that they knew that it was a long wait and promised that it was worth it. That promise was certainly kept. Everything that was great about the first movie has been stepped up to the next level in this movie. The story was actually more mature than I expected it to be. This movie was certainly made for the fans as it actually did have some mild swearing in it, but all the better for it. Not only that, it's extremely funny. This film has a lot of great laughs mostly coming from Jack-Jack and his powers which included a really funny scene involving a raccoon that I certainly won't spoil here. This is definitely yet another fantastic movie script written by Bird that might have been better than his Oscar-nominated original. The animation was also pristine. Pixar really stepped up the animation from the first film as it looks so detailed and realistic that it's amazing how far along they've come since the early days. The action scenes were an exciting highlight of the animation. They were so tense and thrilling that it definitely led to a great climax. The old characters still have the charm from the first movie and even the new characters were great. It was so cool to see new superheroes in this world as we only got to see the Parr family and Frozone while everyone was either mentioned or briefly seen in flashback. They definitely had some unique abilities and powers, but their personalities were also strong. I think the only minor flaw I have with this film is that the villain, while still fantastic, is not as good as Syndrome. Then again, that was a really hard act to follow though I think the villain here is still pretty great.
What can I say, folks? "Incredibles 2" is a fantastic animated movie sequel that was well worth the fourteen-year wait. Everything in this movie was improved from the last one and it was certainly a lot of fun to watch. I can't wait to see what Brad Bird has up his sleeves next in terms of animated movies. I just hope it won't have to be a long wait.