McCann At The Movies: Pixar Delivers Again With ‘The Incredibles 2’

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John McCann says there’s plenty of family fun as Pixar delivers with style and substance yet again with sequel…

After a disappointing run of no more than average movies lately, Incredibles 2 truly could not have come at a better time.

In the company of the whole family (including two kids under 7), I settled in to my comfy seat at Tralee Omniplex praying that this long awaited sequel contained some of the qualities that made the 2004 feature such a hit and, in the process, breaking my duck of mediocrity.

Thankfully, not only does Incredibles 2 stay true to the qualities that thrilled the masses in the original, but has also upgraded to include more stunning visuals, funnier gags and a storyline to hook and entertain all ages!

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Incredibles 2 sees the return of everyone’s favourite family of superheroes, but this time Helen (Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving husband Bob (Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet and Dash 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 blissfully 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.

Critically lauded and a monster in the US Box Office, Incredibles 2 was always going to be something special, even amongst the catalogue of riches that has become the family film in recent years.

Central to the success of the film has to be the returning cast in a plotline that simply works from the first scene.

The humour is also a mitigating factor in why this film entertains no matter what age you are (a guffawing 3 and 7 year old will strongly back up my argument here!).

From the Hanna Barbara type slapstick humour made famous by Tom and Jerry for the little ones to the subtle gags to keep the grown ups amused, the writing in the movie synchs perfectly with a clever storyline and some awesome explosive effects to deliver what will surely be viewed come the end of the year as one of 2018’s family favourites.

Onwards and upwards it is so, as Incredibles 2 serves up a feast of family fun and an elevated level of quality which is (hopefully) a sign of things to come for what is left of the summer blockbuster season.


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