I liked The Incredibles 2 well enough. It’s a fun and exciting movie, about as fun and exciting as we could have hoped. The characters are fun and the action is exciting. But it definitely feels like a movie whipped up 15 years after the fact. Writer/director Brad Bird never made a sequel to The Incredibles because he’d told the story he set out to tell. Now, 15 years and one failed Tomorrowland later, Bird has apparently relented and trotted out a new adventure.
And like almost every single Pixar or Disney movie in the past five or so years, it has a surprise villain. What the heck is going on with this trend?
Recent readers of this blog might recall the List of Six I wrote only last month that blew the lid off this trend! Since then, my film theory has gained zero traction across the rest of the Internet, so I guess it’s still up to just me to keep harping on this.
It’s weird, right? Am I alone in thinking its weird that nearly every single recent Disney and Pixar movie has a surprise villain?
That’s where the villain’s identity is kept a secret through most of the film, until one of the friendly supporting characters is suddenly revealed to have been secretly evil this whole time.
I won’t reveal the secret identity of the villain — the very anachronistic Screenslaver — because the movie is still too new. I’ve probably said too much in revealing that the villain’s identity is a surprise twist. But somebody has to stand up to this weird storytelling trope at Disney! Somebody has to stand up for the Syndromes of the world, who are villains right from the get go, and are therefore allowed to have character development across the entire film, not just crammed into the very end!
The day has finally come, some 14ish years in the making! I’ll be heading to see The Incredibles 2 after work! Can’t wait for this hugely anticipated sequel! Honestly, I hope it’s great!
I still remember seeing the original Incredibles in theaters. Great film! One of Pixar’s best, but you already knew that. I mostly just wanted to celebrate The Incredibles 2 on this nice Friday, and Honest Trailers is always good for a post!
I skipped posting this new trailer last week because I wanted to save something to post today. It’s my day off from work and I’m feeling lazy. Good thing we’ve got this awesome trailer for Incredibles 2 to bask in!
Movie looks great! Can’t wait to see it! Now back to being lazy with my day…
I bet you didn’t realize you were going to get a new trailer for Incredibles 2 today, but here we are! And it’s pretty darn amazing!
The Incredibles is probably my favorite Pixar movie, so of course the hype is through the roof on this one. And this little snippet of trailer is more than enough proof that the film is going to probably be amazing! Here’s hoping!
Incredibles 2 comes out on June 15!
My favorite Pixar movie is The Incredibles, for reasons that should be obvious if you’re reading my blog. So of course I was excited to see the first teaser trailer for Incredibles 2! Which is definitely happening!
And if that wasn’t enough Incredibles for you to love, how about the How Incredibles Should Have Ended video? At least these parody videos are still pure and unburdened by controversy and horribleness!
This one was kind of garbage though. Quality initial joke, for how the movie should have ended. But then it falls back on some Batman/Superman cafe thing with Elastigirl that I just don’t get or remember. I dunno. I’m probably in the minority here, but I just don’t think cutting to these Batman/Superman cafe scenes are as funny or witty as the creators think. Especially when it’s implied that, like, Superman slept with Mr. Incredibles’ wife? That’s just disrespectful.