Review: Incredibles 2 (Blu-Ray)

Disney Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” the sequel to 2004’s beloved Oscar®-winning “The Incredibles,” received a mega-strong reaction from critics and audiences — earning a 93 percent critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, rocketing atop the list of highest-grossing animated films, and surpassing $1 billion at the global box office. Family members of all ages will be hypnotized by hours of delightful entertainment, with never-before-seen “Incredibles 2” bonus material highlighting the beloved characters in the film and the filmmakers who bring them to life.

Plot: Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Director: Brad Bird

Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

Runtime: 118 min

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 94% & IMDB 8.0/10

Unboxing (see below)

Review:

Plot, story and acting aside – let’s get to what looked the best on this disc and what I’m sure will look even better in the upcoming 4K UHD edition.

No doubt, this movie looks great in standard Blu-Ray. There are so many instances where (I hope) the UHD will out-shine it. A great scene for reference will be Jack-Jack’s fight with the raccoon. There is a great opportunity for deeper-inky blacks, plus the added effect HDR shining through with everything being shown super-power wise on a dark backdrop.

Another scene that looked great was the train chase with Elastigirl; the entire scene is high-action from jumping in an out of traffic to high stakes along multiple rooftops. If that wasn’t enough, the entire scene is happening during sunset, so the sky is filled with so many different red hue’s across the spectrum. While Jack-Jack’s scene will look great at night for contrast, Elastigirl’s scene is FULL of vibrant color. As a side note, the very last battle scene will be a looker as well, but I’d mark that as #3.

Scenes aside, that doesn’t include the wide variety of textures, colors and depth that already looked sharp, but still can even look better on UHD. Ultimately, if you don’t have a 4K setup just yet, you will be more than happy with the High Definition version of this disc, it’s recommended.

When audiences instantly bring home the film two weeks early on Digital, they will receive additional exclusive featurettes, including two SuperScene Breakdowns and Samuel L. Jackson discussing his character Frozone a.k.a. “The Coolest Guy in Show Business.” Overall bonus includes an all-new mini-movie “Auntie Edna,” which gives a glimpse of fashion visionary Edna Mode’s all-night endeavor to design a suit to best harness baby Jack-Jack’s expanding super powers.

Also included are an inside look at the impressive production team at Pixar Animation Studios; documentaries highlighting the film’s relatable characters and stand-out scenes; 10 never-before-revealed scenes; filmmaker commentary; the touching theatrical short “Bao” and a corresponding featurette about how the dumplings sprung to life; and much, much more.

Conclusion:

It’s impossible not to like something that PIXAR makes, they seem to (at the very least) almost knock it out of the park every single time a new film comes out. This was definitely a sequel was long overdue and while the story line was pretty predictable and it isn’t PIXAR’s absolute best, it’s a MUST OWN for every Disney fan or fanatic. You can blind buy it and easy find yourself watching it multiple times. The graphics will hold up on every format.

Make sure you pick this up when it hits the shelves November 6th in both 4K, Blu-Ray & DVD. If you can’t wait, you can own it right now Digitally.

Cheers,

Matt.