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