Will "The Incredibles 2" Deliver?


This Pixar sequel comes on the heels of some rather disappointing sequels from the toon company. With the exceptions of “Toy Story 2” and “Toy Story 3,” Pixar has had lackluster sequels delivered to us the last few years. "Finding Dory," "Cars 2,” "Cars 3," and "Monster University" all lacked the qualities of their predecessors and confirmed that they did not really need a sequel. Suffice to say, we're holding our hopes in check  for "The Incredibles 2," but Brad Bird being back at the helm is an incredibly persuasive and hopeful thing.

My original thoughts on 2004's "The Incredibles":

"While we get relentlessly pummeled by countless superhero movies every single year, it is a breath of fresh air to see the genre work so triumphantly well. Brad Bird has proven his worth in the past, most notably with the criminally underrated animated movie “The Iron Giant”. Bird gives us another visual treat by tackling the superhero genre and coming out with a classic that can stand alongside “The Dark Knight” and “Spider-Man 2″. The action scenes are breathtakingly staged, with Bird’s incredible eye for detail and pacing coming in handy. Unlike many superhero movies, this is one of the rare cases where a sequel would be welcome and well-deserved.

“The Incredibles 2” opens June 15th.