Incredibles 2 (2018), Dir. Brad Bird

Incredibles 2 (2018), Dir. Brad Bird
You know it’s crazy, right? To help my family, I gotta leave it to fix the law, I gotta break it.
— Helen Parr, Incredibles 2 (2018)

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Fucile, Nicholas Bird, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Brad Bird, Jonathan Banks, Michael Bird, Sophia Bush, Phil LaMarr, Paul Eiding, Isabella Rossellini, Bill Wise.
Director: Brad Bird
Screenplay: Brad Bird

This is a great sequel. This is a great superhero film. This is a great family film. This is a great parenting film. This is a great feminist film. This is a great film and everyone who worked on it should be very proud.

Parents need to make tough decisions while bringing up their kids, going back to work, and looking after the feelings of their partners. This film tackles the tough decisions with sympathy and class. There are many pros and cons to being the breadwinner and being the primary caregiver. You are missing out on furthering your carrier or missing those important milestones in your kids' young lives. These decisions are tough and the Parr's may have it just slightly tougher than us.

This film is also about society needing to accept the other. This society used to accept the other with open arms; then one day it got scared, and the fear mongering political leaders made society turn their backs on the other and see them as the enemy, banning their right to live openly or at all. This has parallels with any minority group used as an example of societies woes. This film is about making society take note of its own prejudices and realise that people are just people.

I personally did not like the original Incredibles, but with this viewing I may just have to give it another go.

★ ★ ★ ★