Incredibles 2 doesn’t manage to capture the substance that Pixar’s movies often contain, holds Barry Hertz of The Globe And Mail. Cliches riddle the movie, from the story which attempts to combine family struggles with a wider, more dramatic plot, to a generic villain whose agenda has been seen before. Cutting-edge and beautiful animation isn’t enough to make the movie a success. Melodramatic and cartoonish, the action and storytelling don’t deviate from the paths many superhero movies take. Pixar knows this film, aimed mainly at children, will be a box office success either way but it could have tried to innovate more.
Playful, funny and deep at the right times, Incredibles 2 is a fun watch, believes Matthew Rozsa of Salon. Several narratives, including an action drama regarding how the superheroes are seen by society, and their down-to-earth family struggles, are intriguing and balance each other out nicely. In an era when many superhero movies present themselves as serious, dark and grandiose, Incredibles 2 reminds us of how fun superheroes used to be before this trend. The family’s characters are fun and quirky, each with different attributes and habits. Particularly the baby, Jack-Jack goes on childish adventures that are nothing but fun to watch.