Summer is always a quiet time for cultural activities, so I am surprised I find so much to write about.
I remember seeing the first Incredibles film at the Empire Leicester Square when it first came out. There was a very mixed audience of young (very young) and old. It was great to see and hear people laughing at different things. It was a film that was very carefully pitched to keep all entertained, and, while it did dissolve into the usual Pixar chase, mostly it was inventive and funny.
Now, the sequel, once promised that it would never happen, has appeared, released in the UK yesterday. No IMAX showings near me, and limited 3D showings too.
Well, very little has changed. The film carries on exactly where the previous left off and covers the same themes. That makes it hard to comment on, except to say, not much new here.
To be honest, there are some wonderful touches of animation, a few genuinely funny bits too, and we’d all like to know someone like Mrs Incredible, and the music doesn’t give you a headache. If you enjoyed the first, you may be disappointed that the second does not really tread new ground.
The 3D gave the film some depth, but was not overdone.
The short that goes with it is a bit odd, but rather sad too.