Incredibles 2

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This visually impressive but predictable sequel to the much-loved 2004 animated film, written and directed again by Brad Bird, lacks the spontaneity, charm, and style of its precursor, sacrificing story for relentless action which may frighten younger viewers. The mother (voice of Holly Hunter) of a family of superheroes is chosen by a media mogul (voice of Bob Odenkirk) to lead a campaign to rehabilitate the image of "supers" and bring them back into service. That means parental roles are reversed, and the father (voice of Craig T. Nelson) must now stay at home and cope with the kids (voices of Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner and Eli Fucile). Before long the family will reunite to save the world, again. Fortunately, amid the bluster the film retains good messages about love, family, courage, and helping others in need.

 

Watch out for: Action violence and gunplay and mild profane and crass language.

 

Rated: A-II, adults and adolescents; MPAA: PG

 

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