As a young family we are always looking for activities we can do together and enjoy as a whole. We play lots of games, go on adventures and we even go to the movies!!
An Incredible Gift
Recently, my oldest (5 years old) decided to take his sister to the movies for her birthday present. That’s right. Instead of going shopping with one of his parents to pick out a gift he gave the cashier $10 to buy movie tickets. We chipped in to buy the treats and tickets for the rest of the family.
The movie we saw was The Incredibles 2!! And let me tell you, it was incredible. I loved just about every minute of it. It was cute, funny and definitely had kick butt, family friendly action.
A Mom of Many Talents
Elastigirl is one of my favorite Disney Mom’s. She works hard, puts her kids first and does what needs to be done. Her motorcycle skills almost compare to Bryce Hudson’s, former X-game gold medalist who just happens to be my cousin, thrill seeking jumps. Elastigirl is smart, fast on her feet and caring. She is my kind of woman and exactly who I want my kids to see on the big screen.
Dad’s Parent too
In the film, Elastigirl takes the lead and leaves her husband, Mr. Incredible, at home to be a stay at home Dad. Staying at home is not easy and the animators nail that struggle. Long nights. Busy kids that keep you on your toes. Helping your kids with problems that they face. Staying up late to accomplish things you need to do but don’t necessarily want to do. Wanting to fix problems that you don’t have control over. I’ve been there done that and I love that they shared the hard side of parenting.
Incredibles Story Line
The plot between both Incredibles movies had some similarities. The Villians were both previously disappointed by supers which caused them to take action. The supers must be stopped, kind of additude.
The villian, Screenslaver, showed a lot of my concerns about media and the frequency that we are infront of screens. They used Screenslaver to put thoughts and actions into the characters minds and their behavior. It is so easily to be manipulated by what we see and the perception that is shown.
A few Disappointments
There was a couple things in the movie that I wasn’t crazy about. Language is one of them. I know a lot of fans have grown up but I would really love to take my kids to a movie that avoided all swearing. There was not very much but it’s a kids movie, they could have easily used a different word or an entirely different sentiment. The Incredibles could have easily been a child’s movie, rated G. Instead they added a couple things to pump the ratings up, completely unnecessarily in my opinion.
All in all I really enjoyed the show and so did my kids. We even wore our Halloween costumes from 2017 to the theater to add to the fun.
Fourteen years was by far long enough for the sequel!