On November 5, 2004, what was first named “The Invincibles” became “The Incredibles”. Produced by Pixar, the movie stars the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell(“This American Life”), Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, and Elizabeth Pena.  Writer and Director Brad Bird Voices Edna Mode. Fourteen years later, the Incredibles 2 has arrived!! And the family hasn’t seemed to age a bit!

The film follows a family of superheroes who are forced to hid their powers and live a quiet suburban life. Being a superhero is “against the law”, because of the damage to the city caused by their crime fighting in Metroville (based on Superman’s Metropolis). 

Have you seen the Incredibles 2 yet? Believe it or not, I saw the Incredibles 2 last night without ever seeing the Incredibles 1.  While there may have been some small hints at the first movie, I quickly grasped the concept and was able to dive into the second plot without missing much.

Someone, we won’t say who. Develops these specialities

  • Demon Flame Baby
  • Full Metal Baby
  • Hobgoblin Baby
  • Hobgoblin Flame Baby  
  • Laser eyes  
  • Shooting Eyes
  • Floating
  • Teleportation (intradimension)
  • Interdimensional wormhole creation and travel (not to be confused with teleportation, which involves simply vanishing)
  • Walking through matter 
  • Telekinesis
  • Piecemeal shape-shifting (morphing specific body parts to resemble others’)
  • Rocket-propulsion sneezes
  • Duplication (self-cloning)
  • Rapid Expansion (e.g., Giant Baby Mode)
  • Flying
  • Elasticity

This was definitely better than the Fantastic Four Reboot. Very family friendly, for all ages. The audience burst into applause at the end of the film in my movie theater. But, without giving anything away, my favorite part was the dumpling. 

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