Saving the world is getting more serious for Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible, and Frozone.
Nearly fourteen years of waiting ends this summer with Pixar's The Incredibles 2. Back in 2004, the world was astonished by Brad Bird's animated movie, which then gained its status as one of the best superhero flicks ever made, on par with Spider-Man 2 and The Dark Knight. We saw how the Parr family stick together to endure the hardship of supervillains and domesticity, and we all loved it.
Disney just released a new trailer for this long-awaited sequel. The teaser trailer last February gives an overview of what the Parrs are planning. Helen/Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) receives a prestigious job offer from a company called DevTech, so Bob/Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) must stay at home. It turns out that DevTech's owner, tycoon Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk), has hired Elastigirl for his campaign of reviving the superhero jobs. Or something more sinister than just that.
The full-length trailer opens with a dinner scene (my favorite when it comes to family dynamics), where Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Huck Milner) engage in their usual bickering. The "elephant in the room" is finally addressed. Elastigirl works hard for the future of the supers, which include her children, but everyone sees how her absence affects the family.
Mr. Incredible must literally battle with taking care of the kids in his Mr. Mom chores. While Dash--who has caught the misleading maxim that being a hero defines his as a human--has math troubles, Violet continues her coming-of-age struggles and tries to be a responsible child. On top of it all, Jack-Jack's abilities are incessantly messing with Mr. Incredible and Frozone, the latter of which will soon get into another "Where’s my super suit?" argument with his wife, Honey. With this scenario, I'm excited to see all the character arcs.
Elastigirl points out the dilemma "To help my family, I got to leave it. To fix the law, I got to break it." It looks like Incredibles 2 will pack an allusive social commentary on modern life, in addition to wacky parenting and world-saving endeavors. Moreover, the trailer ends by teasing the villain, Screen Slaver (a methodically suggestive villain name), who we suspect to be the Deavor sister, Evelyn (Catherine Keener). Let's see how it unfolds this June.
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