One of the things that helps “Incredibles 2
” to grow into such a nuanced and effective sequel is that Brad Bird
keeps the focus on the Super family he introduced the first time around. Unlike so many other superhero movies with a “2” in their title, this one isn’t necessarily bigger than the original, and it’s allowed to tell a more nuanced and expressive story as a result of that decision. There aren’t a zillion new bad guys for the Parr clan to fight — just one really sinister villain who can hijack other people from a distance. Likewise, there aren’t all that many previously unseen heroes added to the mix, but each of the new “wannabe Supers” leaves a lasting impression.
When Elastigirl is recruited by the billionaire Deavor siblings as part of their PR campaign to help the Super cause, she’s joined by a group