Incredibles 2: The Villain's Master Plan Doesn't Make Any Sense


SPOILER WARNING: Major spoilers ahead for Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles 2, in theaters now.

As if there were any doubt, Incredibles 2 proves Disney/Pixar knows how to pull off a rollicking superhero adventure, which comes yet again in the shape of the fearless Parr family and their never-ending desire to fight evil. The sequel to 2004's The Incredibles sees director Brad Bird return to continue the heroics of the strong and durable Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson); the stretchy Elastigirl (Holly Hunter); the invisible-turning, force-field generating Violet (Sarah Vowell); the speedster Dash (Huck Milner) and the enigma known as baby Jack-Jack.

This time, though, they're faced with a much more complex villain, one who attacks on the cerebral front just as much as the physical, in the form of Screenslaver. This new enemy does the damage via PR campaigns in order to sway the public opinion and lawmakers, all in the aim of outlawing superheroes once again, something achieved temporarily.

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However, when Screenslaver's true identity is revealed in the movie's finale, you realize that 'his' master plan really never made sense in the first place.

The plot of Incredibles 2 is driven by Elastigirl working with the DEVTECH corporation, owned by the wealthy benefactors, Winston (Bob Odenkirk) and Evelyn (Catherine Keener). Their parents had an affinity for superheroes, only to end up dying in a dramatic robbery. Winston, however, remained inspired and is intent on fighting back against Screenslaver's brainwashing of the public with a PR campaign of his own. Evelyn's his go-to tech genius, working closely with Elastigirl to rehabilitate the image of capes worldwide.

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