I’ve had such an incredible week sharing with you all of my fun experiences at the #Incredibles2Event last week! But now the big day is finally here – Incredibles 2 is in theaters now which means you can bring the family and have an incredible time!
About Incredibles 2
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
14 Years Later
We may have had to wait 14 years to see Incredibles 2, but the movies literally picks up seconds after the Incredibles ends! We recently had a fun family movie night where we watched the first one and I told my kids how cool it is to see the sequel pick up seconds later! If you can watch Incredibles before you go see Incredibles 2 this weekend, do it!
I loved the characters in Incredibles and I love that they are even more developed in Incredibles 2. I feel like we get to see even more of their personalities come out – especially with Helen (Elastigirl) out saving the day while Bob (Mr. Incredible) stays home with the kids. Dash has always been a favorite of mine but he is SO funny in Incredibles 2. I also love seeing Violet grow as a person. But the one that steals the show? That’s definitely baby Jack-Jack who stole every single scene he was in! He made me laugh so hard every time he was on screen!
The movie starts off with the same villain that is at the end of Incredibles…the Underminer! What a fun villain voiced by Pixar regular John Ratzenberger! But the main villain of the movie is Screenslaver and I think he can be pretty scary for younger kids. There is a scene where Screenslaver and Elastigirl are fighting and it’s pretty frightening! While my 10 year old didn’t think so, I think my 5 year old twins might be a little scared of Screenslaver.
A Family Movie
What I love about the Incredibles is how great of a family they are. They are supportive (even though it’s hard for Bob to admit it, ha!) and they are engaged and they are always there for each other. In my interview with Holly Hunter and Craig T. Nelson, Craig told us “But one of the beauties of the film was that nobody’s doing that. None of the family is doing it. They’re engaged. They’re engaged, and you know, Bob is trying to make himself work as a dad, and the kids are not going off on him, and nobody’s stuck here.” And it’s so true!
And I think that is a deeper message of Incredibles 2…..so many people are a SLAVE to their screen. I’m going to admit that I am! I work from home so I’m on my computer a lot. Or when I’m out, I’m able to work from my phone. I read my books from a screen now. My kids love their devices and hate when it’s taken away. That is the point that Screenslaver is trying to make. We need to put down the screens and connect with our families more!
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Disclosure: A huge thanks to Disney for bringing me out to the #Incredibles2Event.