“Incredibles 2” (Disney)
By Catholic News Service
This visually impressive but predictable sequel to the much-loved 2004 animated film, written and directed again by Brad Bird, lacks the spontaneity, charm, and style of its precursor, sacrificing story for relentless action which may frighten younger viewers.
The mother (voice of Holly Hunter) of a family of superheroes is chosen by a media mogul (voice of Bob Odenkirk) to lead a campaign to rehabilitate the image of “supers” and bring them back into service. That means parental roles are reversed, and the father (voice of Craig T. Nelson) must now stay at home and cope with the kids (voices of Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner and Eli Fucile). Before long the family will reunite to save the world, again. Fortunately, amid the bluster the film retains good messages about love, family, courage, and helping others in need.
Action violence and gunplay and mild profane and crass language. The Catholic News Service classification is A-II — adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG — parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.