Incredibles 2, A Movie For Millennials
Disney released the original Incredibles movie back in 2004 when I was five. To say that I was amazed by it would be an understatement. I had the backpack, the film, the sticker book, heck I had the red hair like Elastigirl, aka Helen Parr, and all the hopes that I too would come into my superpowers. So, when the movie ended on such a cliffhanger. I like most kids of the early 90s, and 2000 waited in anticipation for the next installment in the series. Little did I know that it would take 14 years of pent up anticipation before my wants would be satisfied.
When Disney finally released the trailer for the Incredibles 2; I was over the moon. In fact, all of my nineteen-year-old friends were just as excited about the release as I was. Thus, when it was time to see the movie on June 15. I brought with me my best friend, older sister and mother, along with my blanket and a bag of illicit peanut M&M’s. To say I was shocked to notice that ten people from my high school class were in attendance; was an understatment. Not only was this a mini high school reunion but it was also a startling truth that the Incredibles 2 movie was not aimed at the children of today. It was intended for the millennials, the adults who back in the day had the film on VHS. A concept that is historic to the children of today.
This leads me to encourage those Millennials who might think “Hey isn’t it weird for a 24-year-old man to go see the Incredibles 2 movie?” and to that, I would say “NO!” (kinda) Because this movie wasn’t made for children, it was made to satisfy the age-old question of who is the Underminer? So, let your capes fly and don’t get sucked into a jet stream while on your way the theater.