It’s hard to be a parent. It’s even harder to be a single parent of a bunch of superhero children. It’s especially hard when you have to help with their math homework and you find out that math has evolved since you last went to high school.
The Incredibles 2 is set to hit theaters later this summer, and we’re already being treated to a second sneak-peak trailer from Disney/Pixar.
First, we’re given a look at “The Underminer” who appears to be the movie’s villain. Although, given that the world of The Incredibles is chock-filled with heroes and villains, it’s more than likely that “The Underminer” is merely a throwaway villain to get the audience engaged.
Or it could be that he’s the catalyst to the main thrust of the film, whereby superheroes are outlawed. It’s a theme that’s been done before, but this time rather than have a few heroes work on the sly to keep the streets safe, a well-to-do billionaire reaches out to Helen (aka Elastigirl) to go on a clandestine journey to uncover some secret evil.
This leaves Bob (aka Mr. Incredible) to take care of the kids as a stay-at-home house dad. Something he’s not particularly adept at, as we quickly find out in the trailer.
One of the problems Bob contends with is math. When asked to help with Dash’s homework (the family’s speedy middle child), he finds out that there are many methods to getting to the right answer and long division isn’t what he remembers from middle school.
When Dash mentions that Bob is using an outdated method, he blows his top. “Why would they change math? Math is math. Math. is. MATH!"
It sure is, Bob. It sure is.
But what really challenges Bob is baby Jack-Jack, who has recently discovered his powers and they appear to be all of them. Jack-Jack can teleport, shoot lasers from his eyes, turn into a gremlin, catch fire, shoot lightning bolts, and do literally anything else his tiny toddler mind can come up with.
Imagine for a moment if your two-year-old had every superpower in the known universe. You think puking on the furniture is bad, wait till he starts compressing the house into a singularity.
Check out the trailer and try not to be so jazzed you squeal about a sequel 14 years in the making.
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