Bob and Helen Parr are living in a cheap motel, trying to feed three kids, and searching for any sliver of hope.
This isn’t what they expected when they became superheroes, but when the countries of the world banned their kind, Bob (Mr. Incredible) and Helen (Elastigirl) went into seclusion. Then Bob lost his position at an insurance company, and a few days later their house burned to the ground.
The government’s Superhero Relocation Program will pay for the motel for two weeks, but after that, they’re on their own.
“One of us has to get a job,” Helen says.
But their superhero friend Lucius (Frozone) has other ideas. He knows a wealthy CEO named Winston Deavor who is pro-superhero and wants to change the public’s perception of superheroes – from that of people who destroy property to that of men and women who perform heroic actions. Winston and his sister, Evelyn, have a plan: Place body cameras on all superheroes and feed the footage to media outlets, who then will broadcast the images of the Incredibles and Frozone saving the day. The public will learn to love superheroes. The Incredibles even will be given a new home!
There’s just one catch: The Deavors want to test the program on only one superhero: Elastigirl. (Supposedly, she’s not as destructive). This, of course, will force Mr. Incredible to be a stay-at-home dad and take care of Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack – three kids who have superhero powers and who on an average day are more than a handful.
It’s all part of 'Incredibles 2' (PG), which opens this weekend as a sequel to the 2004 film 'Incredibles,' which finished No. 5 in total gross that year and remains No. 19 all-time on the chart of animated films.It stars Craig T. Nelson (Coach) as Mr. Incredible, Holly Hunter (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?) as Elastigirl, Sarah Vowell (This American Life) as Violet, Huck Milner as the new voice of Dash, Eli Fucile as Jack-Jack, and Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone.
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