Pixar’s Incredibles 2 premiered in Hollywood last night, which means the social media reactions are already rolling in. The embargo for Incredibles 2 doesn’t lift for most critics until Monday, and I won’t see the movie myself until tomorrow (Update: saw it, agree with a lot of stuff below), so if you can’t wait until then, here are the earliest (spoiler-free) takes.
Let’s start with the most positive:
INCREDIBLES 2 is easily Pixar’s best sequel since TOY STORY 3.
Pixar did a fantastic job taking the qualities of the Parr family from the first film and building upon that in this film.
Heads up, Jack Jack steals this whole movie. #Incredibles2
— Skyler Shuler (@Skylerhxc) June 6, 2018
#Incredibles2 is such a friggin delight! Family dynamic is brilliant yet again but WOW is Jack Jack a scene stealer. And that score! More A+ work from Michael Giacchino that I’m gonna need to own.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) June 6, 2018
I spent 14 years arguing that the world didn’t need an #Incredibles2 . After tonight, I would welcome an INCREDIBLES 3 with open arms.
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) June 6, 2018
I have seen #Incredibles2 and all I can say is Jack Jack and Edna are even better the second time around. Get your tickets now!
— Joelle Monique (@JoelleMonique) June 6, 2018
Of course, not everyone is completely gushing. A few critics who liked Incredibles 2 overall have a few caveats, especially when it comes to how predictable the story is.
#Incredibles2 is entertaining, funny, captivating and clever. Though it’s not perfect (some thematic hiccups), I was altogether pleasantly surprised. Get ready for Jack Jack. He’s a spitfire – and the MVP. pic.twitter.com/gAtpFA2bNv
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) June 6, 2018
I adored #Incredibles2 however- it is lacking in any diversity (Frozone & 1 other super doesn’t equal diversity) that it knocked it down a notch for me.
Pixar is a huge influence on kids, the fact that they don’t reflect society & its many beautiful colors, is a huge disservice.
— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) June 6, 2018
Just saw #Incredibles2! Not the most surprising story ever, but the journey is a blast, with charming and silly moments. And the visuals and the Giacchino score are… incredible.
— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) June 6, 2018
Just walked out of #Incredibles2. It improves on practically everything from the original. Its visual style is stunning to look at, the characters are fantastic, and the adventure is a blast.
There’s a little bit of predictability in the story, but I was so down for this ride. pic.twitter.com/O1KJyqVg2i
— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) June 6, 2018
I haven’t come across any outright negative reactions (yet), but at least one critic claims Incredibles 2 isn’t as good as the original, a take I predict we’ll see plenty more of in the coming days and weeks.
#incredibles2 is a serviceable sequel, a fun adventure but not on the same level of the original. Jack Jack & Edna steal the show, (please tell me they are making a short film with Edna babysitting Jack Jack). Fantastic production design, another great score by @m_giacchino.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) June 6, 2018
UPDATE: Here’s where I’m at:
#Incredibles2 is funnier than the original, just as pure fun, and has a clearer message this time with some decent resolution. But I struggle to say it’s overall better or worse, and at the moment, I don’t really care. Just go see it and have a great time adoring Jack Jack.
— Jon Negroni (@JonNegroni) June 8, 2018
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Can’t wait to hear what you think! Not going to lie, none of the trailers or the clips have got me overly exited – the plot looks very predictable and nothing to get excited about – but being a massive Pixar fan, of course I’ll go see it and probably have an enjoyable time 🙂
It’s funny because “predictability” somewhat ailed Coco in my opinion, yet that movie worked anyway. I’m hoping this is the same situation.
Are you doing a written review, podcast review, or video review?
All three, most likely. My written review is planned to come out this Monday. Then a video review (probably same day) on YouTube. Then I’ll chat even more about it on the Cinemaholics podcast later that week. I’m all over this movie, seriously.
There’s no way it can be better than the original, but that’s fine.
Is that Skyler from the Dcast I see?