The Parker family is back and it is ready to involve and amuse us with another Incredible adventure!
Behind and in Front of the Camera
The waiting for the release of “Incredibles 2” was almost unbearable but it was definitely worth it! To allow the return of this “Normal” family of superheroes was Brad Bird, director and screenwriter of the first chapter, thanks to which he won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and gained the nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 2004. 2004 marked the beginning of his work at Disney Pixar, for which he also made the short film “Jack-Jack Attack” (2005), included in the DVD of “The Incredibles.” On top of that, Brad Bird also lent his voice, appropriately modulated, to the beloved stylist Edna Mode. As per the rest of cast, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner and Samuel L. Jackson are back as the voices of Helen, Bob, Violet, Dash and Frozone. Two new central characters, Winston and Evelyn Deavor, are dubbed by Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener. There is also an Italian in the original voices’ cast: the actress and model Isabella Rossellini, in fact, is none other than the Ambassador!
Who’s Got the Typewriter
Speaking about Pixar, Brad Bird, after the extraordinary success of “The Incredibles,” in 2007 directed and wrote the screenplay for (along with Jan Pinkava) “Ratatouille,” for which he won his second Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
What to Know (ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS)
“Beware the underminer!” The emotion is incredible when you realize that the film resumes from the exact moment when the first one finished. Even though The Incredibles defeated the world from Syndrome, politicians are still not sure whether to abolish or not the law that obligates supers to remain hidden: the Parker family then, with no hope for a return to light, must think about how to deal with a “normal” future. A window is however opened by the telecom magnate Winston Deavor and his ingenious inventor sister, Evelyn, who want to start a campaign in favor of the supers: the face of such a promo will be none other than Elastigirl, while Bob will have to prove himself as (MR.) Incredible… in the domestic field: with Violet who’s facing the classic teenagers’ problems, Dash unable to do math alone and Jack-Jack who begins to show his first and amazing powers, Bob remains to watch the success of his wife from the couch. But a threat, represented by Screenslaver, risks ruining the whole project…The solution can only be one: reunite the entire family in a super fight against crime!
What You’ll Need
Tissues, because it’s been 14 years since the first chapter and you will inevitably feel nostalgia (as well as the awareness of the fact that we have aged), even if you are going laugh a lot, do not fear.
Remember the first chapter (Is there really someone out there who has not yet seen this masterpiece?).
Last, but not least, your super suit (hoping that your other half has not put it away)!
What They Say
Brad Bird, after the accusation of a Twitter user who reported that the film was not suitable for children for the presence of some bad words, said several times that “Incredibles 2” is a film for everyone, even cataloged with PG ratings. This oversight has certainly not prevented the climb to success of the film: a few days ago, it was revealed that “Incredibles 2” exceeded half a billion dollars at the American box office, becoming the first animated film of history to break the threshold of 500 million. The film has overtaken “Finding Dory,” always from Disney Pixar, which had instead grossed 486 million dollars.
One last thing…
Brad Bird is right in saying that it is a film for all: in fact, it treats issues such as the role and importance of women (it is Helen to go on a mission while Bob stays at home to perform all those tasks usually considered “feminine”), politics (accepting someone different in our society? It seems something already heard…) and being “slaves” of our devices. The film certainly deserves to be seen for improvements in animation and design, for the development of characters, for the soundtrack of Michael Giacchino (who had scored the music of the first chapter as well) and for some very funny moments, one above all, the return of Edna Mode!
Out of 5 Monkeys