Taking place in the direct aftermath of the first Incredibles movie, The Incredibles 2 sees the Parr family faced with a new threat in the form of a supervillain named The Underminer. While a new benefactor (voiced by Bob Odenkirk!) uses Elastigirl out in the world kicking butt to campaign for the return of supers, Bob Parr is left to deal with their super kids. Including Jack-Jack, who based on this trailer has a ridiculous number of superpowers.
It looks great.
Understandably, there has to be a bit of skepticism over an Incredibles sequel so long after the first. I get it. Long-awaited sequels are iffy at best when it comes to quality. I dare you to watch this and not be excited. It looks incredible. It has all the charm and humor and beautiful animation. The jokes were fantastic all throughout. Pixar hasn’t lost their touch, and I’m so excited. I know the whole “working mother while the dad takes care of the kids” comedy premise isn’t new, but there’s nothing wrong with a cliche when it’s well executed, and I this looks to be very well-executed. Besides, who turns down chances to see Helen Parr do the hero thing?
And if you’re still worried, just remember how good Toy Story 3 was when it was released so long after Toy Story 2. This looks ready to give everyone what they wanted from an Incredibles sequel.
Incredibles 2 hits theaters and IMAX on June 15th.