Vodcast: Incredibles 2 and Everyday Supers

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom might be poised to take a big bite out of the box office this weekend. But we’re guessing that plenty of families who didn’t see Pixar’s Incredibles 2 on opening night might well be making plans to do so this weekend.

I took my three kiddos earlier this week. In some ways, it was exactly what we’ve come to expect from Pixar: a rollicking, engaging tale told with creativity and verve, one packed with positive messages and morals. It has terrific things to say about the challenges of juggling parenthood and demanding careers. But there were a couple of surprises worth noting, too.

So check out this week’s Plugged In Vodcast, in which Kristin Smith and I unpack what we liked about Incredibles 2 as well as those mild surprises we struggled with a bit as well.

Who wrote this?

Adam R. Holz is a senior associate editor for Plugged In. He also writes for Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse magazine and has been a Boundless contributor. In his free time (which there is sometimes precious little of) Adam enjoys playing guitar and constructing LEGO kits with his son. Adam and his wife, Jennifer, are the proud parents, in fact, of three children, one boy and two girls.

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seraph_unsung 8 months ago
On the note of Pixar, I just finished watching "Coco" a few minutes ago and adored it. I'd easily put it alongside Pixar's best and mention it in the same breath as Ratatouille and Wall-E, but I would recommend it for at least children who are old enough to be well grounded in their Christian faith and beliefs—and, of course, to be able to handle the subject of death (and of being forgotten by one's family).  I'm glad Incredibles 2 has done so well, too—other than some content concerns I had, predominately language, I was very impressed with the film, especially after such a long gap since the previous installment.
charitysplace 8 months ago
I suspect you're right, about Incredibles doing well this weekend. Coming in and out of Jurassic World, I saw long lines of people waiting to get into the Incredibles showings. (I'm thankful most families were taking their little kids to that and NOT Jurassic World. That was one scary movie!)
Joshua Kroeger 8 months ago
Haha I initially feared the role reversal when I saw the trailers, because I thought it would only be an excuse to push feminism.  I found it refreshing that it didn’t do that, and like you mentioned, made both roles look heroic.  This movie was incredible, although I did find the mild profanities gratuitous, although the intense violence and scary scenes would have earned it a PG rating (just like the last one) anyway.  My dad, teenage sister, and I really enjoyed both of them without problems, but it is important to remind parents that The Incredibles movies are NOT kids’ movies, animated though they may be.  My sister (just out of 8th grade) was watching the first one with us a few weeks ago, and began picking up on the clearly adult themes of suicide, lawsuits, and the physical intimacy between Mom and Dad Parr.  These movies are ripe for discussion, with great themes...but you have to know your kid.