Approx advert and trailer run time: 25mins
Film run time: 2hr 05m
14 years have elapsed since the original Incredibles film, and we’ve had one or two superhero films in between. The long awaited sequel is here, after that stretched out period, with director Brad Bird remarking that he’d only be interested in doing a second film if he could improve on the original.
He arguably does just that; Incredibles 2 drops us in exactly where the first film left us — in fact, the original epilogue serves as the prologue. Everyone’s favourite superhero family are struggling to regain public favour, and not letting it affect things at home.
A spanner is thrown in the works when Evelyn (Catherine Keener) and Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk) offer to fund The Incredibles to improve their public relations, and choose Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) to spearhead the campaign.
Mr Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is of course slightly crestfallen to have not been picked, and isn’t too keen on being a stay at home father. But when a shady new villain emerges, the family have to set their issues aside, if they are to save the day again.
Michael Giacchino’s 60s-inspired score is a big highlight again.
Pixar’s latest short film Bao, will accompany the main feature. Directed by Domee Shi, the first female director of a Pixar short ever.