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Elastagirl and Jack Jack Steal the Show in Disney*Pixar’s Incredibles 2


Disney has done it again!  Incredibles 2 surpasses the excitement of its predecessor totally entertaining the adult children like myself.  When we catch up with Elastagirl, Mr. Incredible, Violet and Dash – superheroes have been deemed illegal and are underground.  When their best efforts to convince society that superheroes being  needed and relevant aare thwarted, their superhero program is being shutdown and they have to find new digs in just a few short weeks.  Elastagirl comes to the rescue with the help of cool techno-geek villain Evelyn Deavor (Catherine Keaner) and her overly enthusiastic brother Winston (Bob Odenkirk).  Let me just say that Elastagirl is a total badass when it comes to figuring out how to take down Screenslaver and I love that she has big thighs, wide hips and a lisp when she speaks  making her more realistic as an animated Mom!

Fighting crime as a family is the equivalent of sitting down at the same time everyday for dinner in days gone by.  I have to say, it’s so refreshing to watch during these times we currently exist that are fully of angst on a daily basis.  I’d like to think of it as the James Bond of the animation world.  It’s flirty, fun, fantabulous and frisky!

The themes addressed regarding adolescent angst, remote control wars between father and son, sibling rivalry, as well as, the stigma of what being different means and how to navigate through those waters is real.  However, the scene stealer of this film was baby Jack Jack (Eli Fucile).  This child was like an infant demilitarized zone complete with lasers, Dr. Jekyll/Mr Hyde tendencies coupled with fire, fire extinguishing and multiplication capabilities which are purely delightful in every sense of the word.  When Jack Jack crosses paths with Edna Mode (Brad Bird) it is truly comedy at its best!

Samuel L. Jackson (Frozone) makes being a superhero of color really cool!  I wish we could’ve seen his wife Honey!  She sounds like she is not the one to mess with and it would’ve been great to see at least one scene of them together.

Disney*Pixar has truly mastered the art of animation light years beyond anything I could have ever imagined watching on the big screen.  Every actor voicing sucks us into their worlds and it is truly engaging.

Incredibles 2 is well on its way to becoming one of the best animated features specifically geared more toward adult sensibility.  Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation, don’t be afraid to give it a whirl when it hits theaters on June 15th.


I love, love love movies, watching them and discussing them...thus the birth of The Curvy Film Critic!!! Host/Producer/FilmCritic,Carla Renata is a member of such esteemed organizations as Critics Choice Association (Co-President Documentary Branch), African American Film Critics Association, Online Association of Female Film Critics and Alliance of Women Film Journalists. My op-eds or features have been seen in VARIETY,, Maltin on Movies, The Cherry Picks, IGN Movies, as well as being a frequent Guest Contributor to Fox 11-LA, Good Day LA, ET Live!, Turner Classic Movies, KCRW Press Play with Madeline Brand, The Cherry Picks, The Stream Team (Beond TV) ITV, Fox Soul's The Black Report, The ListTV and more. Catch my reviews on The Curvy Critic with Carla Renata - LIVE!!! Sundays 5pm PST via You Tube or Facebook Live. If you like what you read please shout me out and subscribe to The Curvy Critic on YouTube. You can chat with me across all social media platforms @TheCurvyCritic and as always, thanks for supporting a sista'

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