It’s been 14 years since the release of the animated superhero extravaganza The Incredibles, but for the titular super-family, no time has passed at all. And according to early reactions, the impending sequel — The Incredibles 2 — feels similarly timeless. Critics began posting their reactions on social media this week, and everyone is pretty giddy. Here is what some of the big names in media are saying about the movie right now.
The editor of Collider, Steven Weintraub loved it, calling Incredibles 2 “a fantastic sequel.”
So happy to report @BradBirdA113 delivered a fantastic sequel to 'The Incredibles'. Absolutely loved #Incredibles2. And @m_giacchino score is, as always, awesome. Can't wait to see it again. pic.twitter.com/bPrU6HHicM
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 6, 2018
Scott Mendelson of Forbes begrudgingly admitted the movie was great, even though he hadn’t previously believed it should exist.
I spent 14 years arguing that the world didn't need an #Incredibles2 . After tonight, I would welcome an INCREDIBLES 3 with open arms.
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) June 6, 2018
Germain Lussier of io9 and Gizmodo also loved the film, though he did suggest there’s a bit of plot recycling. “It shares some narrative DNA with the first film but works nonetheless.”
Incredibles 2 is excellent. Super funny, super smart, & the action is bigger and better than before. It shares some narrative DNA with the first film but it works nonetheless. Another Pixar winner. pic.twitter.com/RnB1DIIPsv
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) June 6, 2018
The biggest praise, however, came from critics who described it as a great Pixar sequel, which says a lot considering how much people freaking love Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3. Kyle Buchanan of Vulture made that exact comparison calling it “the best sequel Pixar has made outside of the Toy Story franchise.”
The enjoyable, fleet INCREDIBLES 2 is probably the best sequel Pixar has made outside of the TOY STORY franchise, and not just because Catherine Keener's character spends so much of the film slouching on divans
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) June 6, 2018
While many critics noted that it’s been over a decade since the first film, most were decidedly in the “well worth the wait” camp, specifically IndieWire film editor Kate Erbland.
A lot of stuff yesterday was very, very bad, but I am happy it concluded with a screening of INCREDIBLES 2, which ultimately revs up into a charming, fun, smart, satisfying superhero story that was worth the wait.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) June 6, 2018
The winning tweet ⏤ or, at least, the funniest ⏤ had to come from Los Angeles Times reporter Libby Hill.
Saw so many 6 y.o. fake fans at tonight's screening of The Incredibles 2. I bet they didn't even see the original in theaters.
— Libby Hill (@midwestspitfire) June 6, 2018
Hill’s point is hilarious for another great reason: A lot of people who saw The Incredibles in a movie theater in 2004 are suddenly parents now. The Incredibles 2 is out in wide release from Pixar on June 15.