Voices: Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Eli Fucile, Catherine Keener, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Brad Bird
Time to take our grandson (aged three) to “Incredibles 2.” Now comic book hero movies are not my most favourite film genre but needs must when it’s a birthday treat. (for him not me). On the positive side, I had no previous knowledge of what had proceeded and therefor carried no baggage of expectation. It was just a question of would he last the two hours the film runs, and could I stay awake. Delighted to report the Disney/Pixar movie, came through on both accounts.
Set in a time when Superheroes have become outlawed, a telecommunications mogul, Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk) devises a publicity campaign to popularize superheroes again in the hope to change the law. He and his sister Evelyn (Catherine Keener), hatch a plan to use the adventures of Mrs. Incredible, Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), to engage public support. Mr. Incredible meantime confined to home, comically struggles to run a household consisting of a teenager, a 10-year-old boy, and baby Jack-Jack coming to terms with his super powers. All played out as an evil villain, “The Screenslaver, is on the loose in the city, hypnotizing people into violent acts through the use of a computer screens. Elastigirl to the rescue but despite early success, heralded in the media, something is not quite right. Great voiceovers with some funny dialogue but the movie is not a patch on Toy Story however, it was no less enjoyable.