|Evelyn Deavor, Frozone, Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible and Winston Deavor in Incredibles 2 (Disney/Pixar)|
While we’ve been waiting 14 years to see what has happened to the Parr family at the end of The Incredibles, the sequel, Incredibles 2, picks up immediately after the events of the 2004 movie. If you remember, Dash had just completed his first track meet and no-longer-shy Violet was asked out on a date from a fellow schoolmate. But the “normal” family life is short-lived as the Underminer (voiced by John Ratzenberger) wreaks havoc on the town and it’s back to work for the Parrs. Mr. and Mrs. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter) task Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Huck Milner) with babysitting Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile) while the husband and wife go to work.
|The Incredibles (Disney/Pixar)|
It is during this time that the Incredibles’ fellow crime fighter, Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) introduces Bob and Helen Parr to the brother/sister duo, Winston and Evelyn Deavor (Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener) who have a marketing plan to make “supers” relevant once again by changing the public minds about crime fighters. But instead of Mr. Incredible, the Deavors was Elastigirl to make a return appearance while Mr. Parr becomes a stay-at-home dad. This becomes more complicated than he thinks because Baby Jack Jack is no normal baby. (Remember, during the first movie, the family has no idea that Jack Jack has any powers at all and he becomes super-unpredictable.) Adding to the chaos, Dash brings home “new math” homework for dad to conquer and Violet becomes a moody teenager.
|Evelyn and Winston Deavor (Disney/Pixar)|
Incredibles 2 continues the 1960’s vibe of the first film with its stylistic artwork and music that is reminiscent to the early James Bond films. Yes, Edna Mode (voiced by the film’s director) makes an appearance in the film and offers to babysit Jack Jack. The movie is a delight from beginning to end, but forgive the pun, this one isn’t as powerful as the previous film. As an unwritten rule, Pixar films are known for their wonderful storytelling and knack for pulling on the heartstrings of their audience, but the latter is almost lost completely in the second movie.
|Bob Parr and Jack Jack (Disney/Pixar)|
|The other "Supers" (DisneyPixar)|