The Incredibles was kind of a big deal when it first came out in 2004. It was a few years after director Brad Bird had turned heads with the equally awesome Iron Giant but now he was enveloped within the warm embrace of the mighty Pixar.
With its retro-futuristic landscape, humor, and focus on family The Incredibles was just that, incredible. Bird would hit it out of the park again with Ratatouille. Then he went into live action and we kind of lost him for a short while.
But Bird is back where he belongs, in animation, and back behind the wheel of the new Incredibles 2 movie, due out on June 15th. A new trailer has come out today and it looks every bit as good as the first one. We appreciate the role reversal in the Parr family with Helen out in the World earning her keep while Bob is now a stay at home dad. We approve.
In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered.
Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.