The original Incredibles movie was fantastic and is now over 10 years old. We have been waiting for a long time to see a new Incredibles movie, and here it is. What a great time we had, we missed this terrifically talented and super family!
Nearly a decade and a half later, fans will learn the fate of the Underminer when “Incredibles 2” opens in U.S. theaters on June 15. When “The Incredibles” first burst onto the big screen, Mr. Incredible’s super strength and Elastigirl’s stretchy flexibility wowed audiences around the globe—the film grossed more than $633 million worldwide, earning an Oscar® for best animated film. But according to writer/director Brad Bird, it wasn’t the characters’ powers—or the villains—that fueled the film’s success. “I realized that the super hero aspect of the story didn’t interest me nearly as much as the whole family dynamic,” he says. “I think that people see themselves in these characters and that’s why they fell for them the way they did. ‘The Incredibles’ and now ‘Incredibles 2’ are really stories about a family.”—
I chatted with our super friends at a recent event where my family got to meet Mr. and Mrs. Incredible:
And then we took a beautiful family picture!
“Bob isn’t a bad dad,” says producer Nicole Paradis Grindle. “He’s a little overconfident at first. He thinks, ‘I’m Mr. Incredible, I’ve got this.’ But I think any parent can relate to the idea that kids can wear you down. Add to that a toddler—they want what they want and they don’t like hearing ‘no.’ Jack-Jack is no different, except when he gets mad, he bursts into flames.” All of us stay at home parents know this juggle is not easy, and Mr. Incredible does not have an easy time of it, but then again he has not been in charge of the household since the beginning, so he is in a rush to learn on the job. The best part for all of us parents is when he cannot help his son do his Math homework, because they changed the ay we do Math! I am glad that this movie points out that the Common Core is ridiculous! And spoiler alert, jack-Jack steals the show!
The film introduces a new villain with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. “This villain is different,” says producer John Walker. “Helen has her work cut out for her to stop a villain who can manipulate people from a distance. And if Helen fails, her mission to bring back Supers fails. A lot is at stake.” The villain plot line felt predictable. You knew the situation was a set-up for what was to come. It was the way the villain’s plan unraveled, with the help of the entire Incredible Clan (and Uncle Frozzone), that was the fun part. The characters we fell in love with 14 years ago are back and as entertaining as ever.
We also get to see my favorite, Edna Mode! She is absolutely fabulous!
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In Disney•Pixar’s “Bao,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada. “Bao” opens in theaters on June 15, 2018, in front of “Incredibles 2.”
Bao is delicious, heartwarming and adorable. And relatable to all parents who miss their kids! The empty nest syndrome is real.
Disney’s shorts tend to be award wining because they are brilliant, and Bao does not disappoint!
Domee Shi (Director) began as a story intern at Pixar Animation Studios in June 2011, and was soon hired as a story artist on the Academy Award©-winning feature film “Inside Out.” Since then she has worked on the feature films “The Good Dinosaur” and the upcoming “Incredibles 2” and “Toy Story 4.” In 2015 she began pitching some ideas for short films, and soon was green lit to write and direct “Bao.” A whimsical story loosely based on her own experiences growing up as an only child, and set in the Chinese community in Toronto, Canada, “Bao” will screen in front of “Incredibles 2” this summer.
Bao was delicious!
Disclosure: We received tickets to facilitate the review of this movie. All opinions are always 100% honest and our own.