Sometimes, it’s incredible what happens in the world, be it the very hot summer, the international political chaos, a beautiful sunset or the miracles of a magician. There are incredibly good and bad things which make all of us speechless. Beyond that, it can be very entertaining, when a funny family with superpowers comes into play. Already fourteen years ago, we took an incredible, likeable family into our hearts. Now, that family is back, with new adventures and a special message. Of course, we talk about The Incredibles 2.
THE INCREDIBLE STORY
The Parrs are a family of superheroes. We met the parents Helen (Elastigirl) and Bob (Mr. Incredible) as well as their kids Violet, Dashiell and Jack-Jack for the first time in 2004. At that time, we learned that the family must hide the power and live a quiet suburban life. Furthermore, we learned that Mr. Incredibles burning desire to help other people caused a huge chaos. But, of course, it led to a happy end as well.
Now, in The Incredibles 2, the Parrs must quit their jobs as superheroes because of a new law. Since Helen and Bob feel still responsible to fight against the dark forces in town, the situation could be considered as truly incredible.
However, while Bob has to stay at home to fulfil his unintentional role as dad and housekeeper, Helen (Elastigirl) gets called to become the new superhero of a special program. Besides, their kids have to manage their own struggles. However, inseparably united, together they try to restore public’s trust in superheroes while balancing their family life.
But meanwhile, a new enemy tries to incite the people in town against the superheroes.
THE INCREDIBLE ROLE MODEL
Of course, Violet Parr is also of the main characters in Incredibles 2. Still, she is a teenage girl with the power to produce protective force bubbles. In addition, she can make herself invisible.
At the beginning of Incredibles 2, Violet is kind of shy and insecure. But as is typical for her age, she can also get angry easily. Although she is a sweet girl, she doesn’t really have friends. Thus, she feels a little bit as an outstanding loner sometimes. Moreover, she is scared to go beyond her own borders.
However, with the time it changes. Thus, Violet becomes the character with the greatest development in the movie. Especially when it comes to her family or people she feels responsible for to protect, she shows the will to risk everything and to fight against anybody who bars her way.
She takes responsibilities, grows with her tasks and is not scared anymore to raise her voice. Therefore, she isn’t only a great role model and prime example for many women and girls.
In addition, she also shows real mental strength and what people are capable of when it comes to supporting and helping people. Especially those you love. Thus, in the end of Incredibles 2, you recognize that Violet has not only one superpower.
THE INCREDIBLE TALKS
VALEUR had the chance to talk with Emilia Schüle. The very successful German actress voiced Violet Parr. Blogger and author Riccardo Simonetti gave voice to HeLectrix – another superhero in this movie.
THE INCREDIBLE FASHION ICON – EDNA “E” MODE
Another exceptional character in Incredibles 2 is Edna “E” Mode. She isn’t only a very confident woman, but she also supports the feministic movement. Edna has great similarities to some great icons of the fashion and film industry.
First, her bangs, her straight hair, and her edgy but clean look as well as the great passion for fashion remind of the famous editor in chief of the American ‘Vogue’: Anna Wintour. Probably, it’s a slight hint or homage to the famous journalist and fashion icon? Additionally, Edna’s special look reminds of another powerful woman, the French lingerie designer: Chantal Thomass. Furthermore, Edna bears a resemblance to the American actress Linda Hunt.
Howsoever, if Edna’s character was inspired by actual personalities of the fashion and movie business or not, she is a very interesting character of Incredibles 2.
THE INCREDIBLE 2 VALEUR REVIEW:
Incredibles 2 is an entertaining film about a family which must learn to act trustfully and balanced together. It’s an exciting action-story for children as well as for adults. First, with its jokes and great animations the story itself entertains the whole family. But, secondly, the story contents an important message.
Thus, beside the action and humor, the movie presents a more serious and social critical background. Incredibles 2 doesn’t only show true family bond, love, support and mental strength as important values of a working society. Moreover, the film does away with female stereotypes and supports the role of women as independent and individual persons.
Therefore, Incredibles 2 isn’t only a perfect continuation of the prequel. It also combines entertainment and amusement with heartwarming scenes full of love as well as the tight bond between family members and friends.
Nevertheless, with Incredible 2 Walt Disney and Pixar show once more, that an animated comedy film can present important issues of society. Moreover, the makers prove that a movie can break barriers in mind and reality.
All characters of Incredibles 2 are each unique and individual in their own personal way. Hence, the freedom to be whoever you want to be – regardless of gender, age, race or beliefs – is something you normally won’t find in an animated movie.
Thus, Incredibles 2 is a lovely film for everyone who wants to broaden the own horizon as well as to be entertained at the same time. Therefore, VALEUR gives 9 points.
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