The superhero politics thread feels a little tired and uninteresting, and the other main catch-the-villain plot is nothing special either (though Screenslaver’s monologue about heroes and the people is a standout moment for both). Fortunately, the characters and humour are fabulous (awkward Violet is a delight–see her embarrassing mishap at the restaurant; the remarkable Jack-Jack is a riot–see his raccoon fight, inter-dimensional travel) and the animated action is excellent and thrilling.
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. (IMDb)
The bad: for some reason the exaggerated animated bodies rubbed me the wrong way this time around (see Mirage’s literal stick figure), and the return to superhero-ism seemed much too smooth and welcome given the fall-out to open the film. The good: pretty much everything else; the comedy’s solid (efficient Edna’s a hoot) and the action is top-notch, with the central family under study giving it a strong emotional element (the helicopter flight with Mom and kids is the best scene of the film).
7.5/10 (Really Good)