“The Incredibles 2”: Trying to Get to Super Duper

Is it a good thing or a bad thing when a movie takes on the traits of its characters?

In The Incredibles 2 the story is elastic like super mom Elastigirl, strong and resilient to plot holes as it bravely and blindly pushes forward like super dad now turned super mom Mr Incredible, invisible and in a protective cocoon like super daughter Violet, speedily moves forward at a blockbuster pace through character, action set pieces, dialogue and sense like super son Dash– and manages to clone itself, scorch itself, fly off the handle and generally be all over the place like multi super power baby Jack Jack. It essentially takes on the strength and weaknesses of it director and writer Brad Bird.

The Incredibles 2 is Bird’s most tightly controlled yet manic feature ever. The animation is nuanced and detailed with Easter eggs to keep the fans happy– and it zips through the fact that it doesn’t have a compelling villain and a recycled plot.

It is all about this incredible family rediscovering it’s incredibleness and family values. It flip flops and lets It characters take on other family member roles as crises pile up. They adapt and do what they have to do to survive and be a better family.

Yes, it is a mess, but families are messy also. The best of them are also near super duper.

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