Early Incredibles 2 Reactions Tout a Pixar Sequel for the Ages

The Incredibles writer/director Brad Bird made Incredibles 2 writer/director Brad Bird’s job a tough one. How was Bird going to live up to what Bird (and his topnotch Pixar team) had accomplished way back in 2004. Well, the early reactions to Incredibles 2 are in, and they’re mostly glowing. Despite a 14 year gap between the two films, Incredibles 2 picks up right where the original left off. We’re once again following the exceptional Parr family, this time with matriarch Helen (Holly Hunter) called away on a superhero mission, leaving Jack (Craig T. Nelson) at home to take care of the kids. Superhero missions look a whole lot easier.

Pixar has had some of the best sequels in the business, with Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 at the top of the class, but it’s very hard to duplicate that original winning formula, and even harder to improve upon it. Yet Incredibles 2 is generating a lot of really positive buzz, with comparison’s to Toy Story‘s two powerhouse followups.

Incredibles 2 boasts a stellar cast, including Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush, and Isabella Rossellini. The film opens June 15th.

Here’s a brief roundup of some of the early reactions:

Featured image: TAKING THE WHEEL — In “Incredibles 2,” Helen aka Elastigirl is called on to help bring Supers back. Her mission comes with a brand-new Elasticycle, a state-of-the-art cycle that is designed just for her. Meanwhile, Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal”ù life at home. Featuring the voices of Holly Hunter and Craig T. Nelson, DisneyïPixar’s “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 15, 2018. ©2018 DisneyïPixar. All Rights Reserved.


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