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It has been thirteen years since the release of The Incredibles. That’s right, thirteen years since one of the greatest Pixar films was released and we have been waiting for a sequel ever since. We did some more waiting, then some more. And more….and more. We did so much waiting that it seemed like a sequel would never happen. However, Incredibles 2 is finally coming out in June 2018.
Obviously, this means that instead of children lining up to see this film, a bunch of twenty-year-olds and over will flood to cinemas across the world to see the sequel to a film that was a staple of their childhoods. When the announcement came that Incredibles 2 was happening, all we needed to see next was our first glimpse of the film in the form of a trailer. Well, over the weekend, the first trailer for one of the most highly anticipated films of 2018 was released.
My Thoughts On The Trailer For Incredibles 2
Let’s get this out of the way right now; this was not a proper trailer. Instead, I would argue that this was an announcement that the film is definitely coming in the form of a teaser. There was hardly any footage from the film besides a scene involving Jack-Jack and Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson). When you come at it from this perspective, then this “trailer” is pretty underwhelming.
However, from this “trailer”, at least we know that Incredibles 2 is happening after years and years of waiting. You can understand if there was still some scepticism about whether this film would actually happen even though this film was announced to be happening back in 2014 by Bob Iger at a Disney shareholders meeting.
Will Incredibles 2 Deliver?
I have a lot of faith that Incredible 2 will be a great film. This optimism does not come from this “trailer” but from the people and the studio behind this film. Indeed, you can make a solid argument that Pixar is, in terms of quality, one of the best film studios working in the film industry. Films such as Inside Out, WALL-E, Up, The Incredibles, Toy Story 1, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 rank amongst the best animated films of all time.
Additionally, they transcend the animation genre to be just brilliant films in general. With Brad Bird coming back to write and direct Incredibles 2, I strongly believe that the magic of The Incredibles will be recaptured with its sequel. It happened with the sequels to Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc. and I feel as though it will happen again. I can only speak for myself when I say that I will be devastated if Incredibles 2 does not live up to the hype.
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