The Morning After: Jun. 18, 2018

Welcome to The Morning After, where I share with you what movies I’ve seen over the past week. Below, you will find short reviews of those movies along with a star rating. Full length reviews may come at a later date.

So, here is what I watched this past week:

Incredibles 2


Any comparison to the original will immediately lead to believe that it’s inferior, but standing alone, so far removed from its predecessor, it feels like a breath of fresh air in the ever deflating balloon that is superhero movies.

Immediately following the events of the first film, Incredibles 2 finds the Parr family facing the perception that supers are too destructive to be legally allowed to roam free. However, a billionaire businessman (Bob Odenkirk) wants to return supers to the limelight and plans to carefully pose Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) as the face of a movement to remove the law preventing supers from protecting the world. With his sister (Catherine Keener) at his side, the plans go almost as well as could be expected until a new threat rises in the landscape intent on bringing supers down once and for all.

The voice work is solid with Hunter and Odenkirk leading the charge. Keener, Craig T. Nelson as Mr. Incredible, Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr, Huckleberry Milner as Dash Parr (replacing Spencer Fox), and writer/director Brad Bird as Edna Mode are all strong. It’s a film that’s filled to the brim with creative effects, humorous sequences, and a story that while ultimately predictable, is no less suspenseful.

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