Disclosure: Thank you Walt Disney World for #hosting myself and a guest by providing us tickets to an early screening of the film!
Disney does it again with another bigger-than-life superhero movie that will leave you thrilled from start to finish. When we first met the Parr family in 2004, they were Supers we needed. In 2018 they are the Supers we deserve.
Back in 2004 we watched the Parr family evolve on every level. The union of Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl was the beginning of life that Bob and Helen Parr dreamed of and at the same time was the end of what they knew as Supers. The outlawing of superheroes changed the path they were on and meant that a life of suburbia was the way it would be from now on. Or was it?
As their kids began to embrace their own powers, Bob’s struggle to contain his desire to save the day grew. With the help of his family, best friend Frozone, and designer Edna Mode, The Incredible Family saved the day and brought Supers into the spotlight once again.
The battle between “right” and “wrong” (Superhero edition)
In the new film we pick right back up with the daily balance between right and wrong, good and evil faced by the Parr family daily. This back-and-forth dynamic draws clear lines between every member of the household. At one point Parr matriarch Helen/Elastigirl says, “I know it’s crazy right? To help my family, I’ve got to leave it. To fix the law, I’ve got to break it.”
And there it is. The battle continues.
The blending of the family dynamics meets Superhero problems
The interesting “problem” all Supers face is the dynamics of finding reconciliation between their true identity and their alter ego/superhero persona. That struggle is especially real if you are balancing they role reversal of parental dynamics. It is a universal truth that once a balance has been struck in the work/life arena you disrupt it at all and you face a real challenge. Family dynamics are difficult to begin with but role reversal or changes in work/home balance can cause chaos in all forms. The Parr family may have superhero powers, but they are not immune to the struggles that all families face as the individuals grow and change individually and as a team.
Personal growth and Superheroes struggle to adapt
In the new film we see the evolution of each of the members of the Parr family. As they adapt to their various roles (Stay at home dad, breadwinner Mom, Teenager, Little/Big Brother, and brand new Super) the pull of the past meets fear of the future. Met with humor and love we quickly realize that just like in the first film, the Parr family will always have each other’s backs and are stronger together. with the help of old friend and new allies, they take on a new level of threat and fight for a future where they can be free to be whatever they want to be, together.
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- LEGO Juniors the Great Home Escape Building Kit – This exciting building kit features a house facade and wall with Quick Start baseplate, opening door, moving fireplace with control panel and a waterfall with a closing door, among other accessories. Violet, Dash and Brick, plus a Jack-Jack figure included!
LEGO Juniors Elastigirl’s Rooftop Pursuit Building Kit – It features a rooftop build with billboard, satellite dish, antenna, helipad and a turbine obstacle with spinning propeller plus helicopter! It also includes 2 minifigures: Screenslaver and Elastigirl with extended arm elements.
Incredibles 2 – Laser Tag Blasters – These fun blasters emit infrared beams and have a target sensor to shoot hidden enemies up to 100 feet away, and their three shooting modes let you customize attacks.
Funko Mystery Mini: Disney Incredibles 2 – Everyone from Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible to Jack-Jack and the Underminer have been transformed info Funko Mystery Mini-Figures. Each stylized vinyl figure measures 2 1/2-inches tall and comes packaged in blind boxes.
- Incredibles 2 Jack Jack Plush – It’s everyone’s favorite super baby! The Jack-Jack Plush comes dressed in his signature hero outfit from the film and features fun sounds, lights and movement!
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