Unpopular Opinion: Incredibles 2 wasn’t worth the wait. (Spoiler Free)

Yeah… this was a major let down.

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Oh, bring it on!

I went to see it with my family the other night at a drive-in. My kids loved the original and watch it ad nauseam.  I admit it’s a fun movie and definitely an entertaining take on Superheroes.

I actually got a laugh out of Samuel L. Jackson’s character when he’s arguing with his wife…

“It’s for the greater good!”
“I am your wife, I’m the greatest GOOD you’ll ever get!”

(No matter how many times I hear that, it still gets a laugh.)

So the movie takes place seemingly immediately after the first movie… despite 14 years passing. When the screen lit up and the cast appears on the screen to pathetically apologize for taking so long to make a sequel, I admit that was funny. It set the stage for what should have been a good movie.

What came after was… underwhelming. The story was a fairly run-of-the-mill paint by numbers superhero story. The “Surprise” bad guy that Disney seems to try to unleash on their audience lately has become so predictable… I had to resist the urge to point at the screen and be like, (okay, okay, ONE small spoiler! Skip to the next paragraph.) “Yeah, she’s the bad guy.”

It’s not that it was a bad movie, it just didn’t bring anything new to the table. Not helping matters though, was the voice acting…

Some of it was fine, as usual, Samuel L Jackson was his normal self and did a good job, but the rest of the cast sounded tired and out of it… except for one character, who arguably was even worse than that…

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This character is being portrayed by a 49-year-old woman… and it really shows. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against older actors playing younger roles… as long as they can pull it off. At no point did I believe that was the voice of a teenager. She actually sounded older than Elastagirl, which was kind of cringy, to say the least.

All in all, I didn’t enjoy this movie at all. It’s fun for little kids, I suppose, but it really doesn’t bring anything new or exciting to the table. Save your money and rent it when it comes out.

Readers, what did you think? Was Incredibles 2 good? Do you want to see it? What did you like about it if so? Let me know down in the comments.



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5 thoughts on “Unpopular Opinion: Incredibles 2 wasn’t worth the wait. (Spoiler Free)

  1. Laura Beth says:

    I have to respectfully disagree with you. I think the 14 year wait was worth it. It was a fun, entertaining movie. I loved how they captured the “mid-century modern” feel. Is it better than the original? Nope. But, it was a fun thrill ride. I’m certain we’ll show both of these to our future kids.

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  2. saloni says:

    I totally agree with you! The whole Screen Slaver thing was super predictable. And what I find incredibly annoying (see what I did there?) is that the whole family claims that Jack Jack having powers is new and everything. But he literally burst into flames and became that demon thingy at the end of the first movie. How did none of the family members remember that? Ugh, it drives me insane. It was a fun movie and I think the non-superhero parts were actually what drove the plot forward. I kind of wish there was more emphasis on that rather than Evelyn’s dumb plan.

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  3. Rich Green says:

    We must agree to disagree. I loved it.

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  4. I agree that it wasn’t as good as the original. I wanted to see more of Edna Mode though – best thing in the movie.

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