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Even in the midst of its many boundless pleasures, Incredibles 2 charges us with a mission that's not for the faint of heart: to choose to look at one another instead of being fixated on the screens all around us.
Like his superheroes, Mr. Bird is extraordinarily good at destruction, which is very much in evidence in the virtuosic, often delightful "Incredibles 2," which picks up narratively where the last movie left off.
It's a solid double and that's just fine, but I'll admit to a feeling of mild disappointment it wasn't a grand slam, given the greatness of the first adventure and the grand and creative mind of Mr. Bird.
For all the slick panache Bird and his team of animators have brought to the style of "Incredibles 2," they've built in the most important element of all - actual danger, which creates actual emotional investment
This follow-up is every bit the start-to-finish sensation as the original, and Brad Bird's subversive spirit is alive and thriving. Like its Oscar-winning predecessor, The Incredibles 2 doesn't ring cartoonish. It rings true.
In a narrative about how to handle your work/life balance to the benefit of both spouses as well as the betterment of your children, "Incredibles 2" seems content to punch the clock and do its job reasonably well.
Though it would be unrealistic to expect "Incredibles 2" to have quite the genre-busting surprise of the original, it is as good as it can be without that shock of the new - delivering comedy, adventure and all too human moments with a generous hand.
The animation is stellar and detailed in excellent action sequences, Michael Giacchino's score swings harder than ever, and the first film's family-friendly warmth is just as appealing now as it was then.
A similarly rousing and savvy adventure that energetically serves up more of what we love and yet wisely, wittily, reverses the first film's accommodating traditionalism to make for an even richer, funnier portrait of its tight and in-tights family.