Which Incredibles Movie Was Better?
September 7, 2018
Accept It, Sequels Are Never Better
To say that something as iconic as The Incredibles could be topped by a mere sequel is to hold nothing sacred in this world. The movie was originally released in 2004 when most current high school students were at a prime age to watch lighthearted Disney movies. It was the perfectly crafted movie, made for people of all ages to enjoy. It had everything: humor, action, and of course family values sprinkled in. With two Oscars to its name, no one can contest the greatness of the original. Senior Madison Frederick, who prefers the original movie to the sequel, commented, “This movie was definitely one of me and my sister’s favorite movies when we were younger. It was such a fun movie with lots of action, and it was something different from the regular princess and animal movies that Disney is so good at.”
One thing that Incredibles 2 lacked was the introduction of each character and their powers. The first movie allowed for a bit of focus on every main character, because the audience needed to get to know them and how they got their powers. In the sequel, new heroes crowd the focus which should belong only to the main characters. Frederick added, “I like how the Incredibles were the only superheroes in the first movie. In the second one, some of the new heroes were kind of stupid and not that impressive. It made the whole superhero thing less impressive.”
Incredibles 2 had big shoes to fill after the raging success of the first movie. Sure, the box office numbers are much higher for the sequel, but that does not change what all fans know to be true. Incredibles 2 will never be as iconic as its counterpart. Frozone’s famous scene alone, which features the quote, “Honey, where is my super suit?” makes the choice between Incredibles or Incredibles 2 a no-brainer. It is a universal truth that the sequel of any given movie will never truly surpass the original.
Thirteen Years Was Worth the Wait
Pixar has been one of the most popular movie companies since it started in 1986. It has created some of the most iconic movies that are remembered forever. One of those movies is The Incredibles. Ever since its release, people all over the world have been waiting for the second one. When it finally came out this summer, many found that it was worth the wait because it was way better than the first one.
Ever since June 15, 2018, when the new movie came out, movie theaters around the world have had an enormous number of ticket sales. In the US, Incredibles 2 hit over $600 million in box office sales. Globally, it made over $1.16 billion in sales. It is the first animated film to hit that box office earnings mark, and it is making more money than any other Pixar film including the original. The first movie only made $180 million when it came out; although it was a decent movie, is far less superior to the second and way less money.
Not only did the second movie make almost $420 million more than the first one; it was also a way better quality movie. Technology has greatly increased since the release of the first movie. In Incredibles 2, the detail in the faces of the characters and the design of the plot of the movie is way more advanced than the first one. I asked Sophomore Alden Wise, why she thought Incredibles 2 was better than the first one. She said, “Personally, I feel that Incredibles 2 keeps you more engaged with the characters and it gives you a lot more options on what the ending could be, so it always keeps you on your toes while watching.” Now that the sequel is so popular, maybe they will make a third one. We will have to see if it could top Incredibles 2.