Written by Jake D.
I disliked The Incredibles 2. It wasn't a bad movie by any means, it just felt like the disappointing second accidental child of a now loveless marriage where Pixar is having an affair with money as opposed to remaining in a healthy relationship with love and care.
While making some commentary on sexism and home life it did not really have anything special to say about them compared to the complex themes of mid-life crisis etc. from the first film. Every character felt under-utilised and the designs of some of the newer characters were just awful and did not fit with the regular Incredibles aesthetic.
The setting also felt bland, as the tropical island of the first has been replaced by a dull and generic cityscape. Story beats were painfully predictable and the plot felt as if it didn't need to be told which may be my biggest issue with these newer money-grabbing Pixar sequels.
Overall it was an incredibly forgettable film with very little substance, I'm even finding it difficult to write this review because of how much of a drag the film was at times. I felt disappointed being in a sold out theatre after 10 years on opening night and finding myself bored. Even the audio mixing was disappointing, it's like they just got lazy. That being said, my generation seem to hold Pixar above everything else without really knowing why and saying anything negative is punishable by death, even when faced with mediocrity. So in conclusion...
Incredibles 2: I'm not mad, just disappointed.