Out 12 NOVEMBER / Cert PG / 118 Mins
If a Pixar film was ever crying out for a sequel, it’s 2004’s The Incredibles with its closing underminer tease — not to mention the subsequent superhero box office boom. the original is one of my favourite Pixars — the Fantastic Four meets James Bond, all grounded in the nuclear family comedy tropes that director Brad Bird honed on The Simpsons. the sequel doesn’t quite hit the same spine-tingling heights, but Bird plays it smart by placing elastigirl front-and-centre, spicing up the action with portal-powered new hero Voyd, and doubling down on Jack-jack’s slapstick antics. With Marvel proving this summer that they could unite a whole universe of comic book strands in Avengers: Infinity War, the superheroics here don’t feel quite as jaw-dropping as they did in 2004. But the comedy is even sharper, and Jack-jack battling a terrified raccoon is worth the purchase alone.