Despite feeling like an age has passed (it has, fourteen years to be exact) in the film world we pick up mere seconds later as the spotlight falls squarely on the supermum.
The Incredibles’ blundering attempts to stop mole-like villain Underminer have left a trail of chaos. The Parrs end up living in a sleazy motel. It looks as if they will have to get ordinary, civilian jobs to pay the rent. A marketing tycoon Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk) thinks the time is now to get the Incredibles back into the public’s good graces and he believes Helen, aka Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is the perfect poster child, so he launches a campaign to make superheroes popular again. Mr. Incredible, aka Dad is stuck playing Mr. Mom at home, totally unable to cope with Violet’s boy problems, Dash’s adolescent rebellion and baby Jack-Jack’s rapidly increasing powers. Cue for the return of fashion guru Edna Mode to take the demon baby in hand for his very own super suit.
Incredibles 2 is a delight for all ages and may be the best superhero film since Big Hero 6. It is absolutely worth the wait. (research Jack Whiting) Find an excuse or a child, but don’t miss.