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Movies in McConomy: Incredibles 2

This week, McConomy will be screening Incredibles 2, perhaps the most fun movie to have come out this year. The film picks up immediately after the events of the first film, with the supers taking on the Underminer, who emerged at the very last seconds of the previous film. After a disastrous public comeback, two business tycoon siblings, Winston and Evelyn Deavor, recruit Elastigirl to be the new face of the superhero comeback while Mr. Incredible has to sit at home and take care of the kids.

The film isn’t as good as the first film, but it also isn’t trying to be like the first in many ways. Whereas The Incredibles was considerably more violent and dark, this one takes on the style of a family comedy featuring superheroes and a neo-futuristic 1960s setting. The pacing is incredibly brisk and every second of the film is pure glee. The film is nearly two hours long, but it feels like an hour. The animation is jaw-dropping and gorgeous, with each frame packed with so many clever little details and every shot composed well. The story is heartwarming and touching, with a great message about how parenting is an act of heroism when done properly.

The best aspect of this film is, of course, the action sequences. Each of the new superheroes introduced in the film has a wide array of clever powers, and they are all used in such fresh and original ways, clearly taking advantage of the fact that the film is animated to create some of the best action sequences in a superhero film ever. If there are any gripes, it’s that the villain is considerably lackluster, especially considering just how great a character Syndrome was in the original film. But Incredibles 2 is an absolute blast. Take your friends with you, laugh and have a good time, and maybe watch it twice because you’ll leave the theater wanting more.