That worldwide sigh of relief you hear is the collective Disney and Pixar fandom finally letting go of a breath they had been holding in for 14 years. Early reactions for the studios' highly-anticipated animated movie The Incredibles 2 have started to hit the web, and they are hailing the film as nothing short of... well, for lack of a better word, incredible.
According to those in attendance, the sequel manages to live up to the incredibly (pun intended) high standard of the original, and even finds a way to surpass it. Even more than that, some have gone so far as to describe it as the perfect superhero film and the best sequel Pixar has made since Toy Story 3.
Check out some of the reactions below:
Wow!! #Incredibles2 is a blast. It does a great job building on the characters and the world, and it's super funny and action packed throughout. I had my doubts, but was thoroughly impressed. Will go down as one of the best titles of the summer. pic.twitter.com/jxR3U4SNoo— Evil Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) June 6, 2018
Just walked out of #Incredibles2. It improves on practically everything from the original. Its visual style is stunning to look at, the characters are fantastic, and the adventure is a blast.— Chris Haynerween H20: 20 Years Later (@ChrisHayner) June 6, 2018
There’s a little bit of predictability in the story, but I was so down for this ride. pic.twitter.com/O1KJyqVg2i
#Incredibles2 is a giddy, slick bundle of fun. The action set pieces are tasty, impressive, never over-egged. Plenty for kids and adults to get their teeth into and a few belly laughs too. The design, audio and visual, really make it pop. A worthy sequel to a tough act to follow. pic.twitter.com/8qmxGkmQzj— Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) June 6, 2018
INCREDIBLES 2 is easily Pixar’s best sequel since TOY STORY 3.— Skyler Shuler (@Skylerhxc) June 6, 2018
Pixar did a fantastic job taking the qualities of the Parr family from the first film and building upon that in this film.
Heads up, Jack Jack steals this whole movie. #Incredibles2
Got out of #Incredibles2 OMG! Somehow better than the original. Jack Jack is unreal funny!! Great to see the whole family & Frozone together again! When I talk to the director and cast tomorrow I’m going to ask them when Incredibles 3 is coming out!!!! Y’all are gonna ❤️ this! pic.twitter.com/9FJKfEcj23— Jacki Jing (@JackiJing) June 6, 2018
Brad Bird's original Incredibles has been a fan-favorite film ever since its release 14 years ago. Although a sequel has long been in demand, there was always the worry that the long amount of time between the two movies would prove to be a disconnect, and that the sequel wouldn't live up to the precedent established by the original.
Now, following early fan reactions, it's clear that fans have no reason to worry. Disney, Pixar and Bird appear to have pulled off the impossible. Nay, the incredible.
Directed and written by Brad Bird, The Incredibles 2 hits theaters next week, on June 15.