by Ray Keating

Review/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
August 3, 2018

DisneyBizJournal.com Movie Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
DisneyBizJournal.com Box Office Rating: $$$$ out of $$$$

It’s kind of odd that another Disney superhero movie just crossed the $1 billion mark at the box office, but the achievement hasn’t garnered much attention. No, this isn’t about Marvel. In fact, until Disney does the Fantastic Four right, this is about the first superhero family of the cinema – The Incredibles.

It turns out that in recent days, Incredibles 2broke through $1 billion at the box office, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. That truly is incredible, with Incredibles 2now ranking number 9 in terms of all-time domestic box office and 36thfor the global take. The first movie, The Incredibles(2004), pulled in $633 million. When adjusted for inflation, again according to BoxOfficeMojo.com, The Incrediblesranks 168thall-time and Incredibles 2coming in at 59 domestically.

And the movie clearly is worthy of its box office achievements. Like the first film,Incredibles 2ultimately is about a family with its problems, like all others, but they love, support and protect one another, and in the end, they work together. In this movie, that means as Helen, or Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), goes off to save the world, and trying to make Supers legal once more, Bob, also Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), takes on the work of caring for and helping the children – Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner), and Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile), whose powers are merging and creating chaos as a result.

Of course, there is a mystery to unravel, an evil plot to foil, plenty of action, and a healthy dose of humor. And no Incredibles movie would be complete without Lucius, or Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), fellow hero and Bob’s buddy, and Edna Mode (Brad Bird), fashion designer to the superheroes, who steals every scene.

At the start of this second movie, there’s a clip with the actors and director apologizing for taking 14 years to make and release a sequel. Moviegoers didn’t mind the wait, given ticket sales, and they’ve been treated to a top-notch animated film.

But what about an Incredibles 3? Well, director/writer Brad Bird hasn’t ruled it out. But one gets the feeling that if it does happen, fans will have another wait – but hopefully not another 14 years.

Ray Keating is the editor, publisher and economist for DisneyBizJournal.com, and author of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels, with the two latest books being Reagan Country: A Pastor Stephen Grant Noveland Heroes and Villains: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story. He can be contacted at raykeating@keatingreports.com.