Pixar films are a constant delight for me, and I look forward to each theatrical release, as well as their blu-ray releases each year, and today is the day for that home release…
Incredibles 2 joins the Pixar collection on my blu-ray shelf today, and continues to set the gold standard of Disney/Pixar home releases in terms of picture and sound transfer, as well as a plethora of extras that takes us behind the scenes and examines the film’s continuing story.
We join the Parrs, aka the Incredibles, moments after the end of the first film, as Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner), and Jack-Jack taking on the Underminer (John Ratzenberger).
Of course, the fallout causes the supers to go into hiding again, and they begin lobbying for superhero rights. They are aided in their actions by the brother-sister team, Winston (Bob Odenkirk) and Evelyn Deavor (Catherine Keener), and push Helen aka Elastigirl into the limelight.
Unfortunately there’s a new supervillain in town, Screenslaver, and there’s a a terrifying threat behind them!
The extras, as always on a Pixar/Disney release are exemplary, as the creators know that animation is not only for children, or families, it is for everyone, especially when done right, as Pixar has done over the past twenty-three years.
There’s an audio commentary by director Brad Bird, as well as a look at the dedicated and behind the scenes work that brings a Pixar film to life. There’s also a fun profile on Bird, and his love of animation.
Also included is the fantastic short Bao, and a new one created for the blu-ray release, a look at what happened while Jack-Jack was with fashion design legend, Edna (Brad Bird).
Waiting for Incredibles 2 proves to be worth it, when you settle in for this fantastic tale, there are empowered characters, great beats, and a wonderful tale about parenting, work, and who are families truly are.
Watching Bob deal with the family, while Helen deals with the villains shows the heroics on both sides of the parent/job seesaw, and Bird’s film recognizes both, and through that, lets the audience do the same.
Since Toy Story first swept me away, I wait, each year, to see what Pixar will bring me next, and they never cease to delight whether through great characters and stories, or amazing technical achievements.
Incredibles 2 is a fantastic addition to the Pixar pantheon, and it was great to catch up with the Parr family again.
Make sure you pick one up today on blu-ray or DVD, and enjoy this one, again and again (as the best Pixar films can be). Incredibles 2 is available today!