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  • In the beginning when Frozone pulls a Big Damn Heroes moment and saves the passengers on the train from crashing & dying when everyone else was busy and all seemed lost.
  • The whole family gets some awesome moments during the opening scene with Underminer's drill.
    • Mr. Incredible going toe to toe with the Underminer himself in the control booth. Also pushing the drill away from colliding with buildings.
    • Elastigirl managing to stop cars from crossing the overpass, and saving a driver that does fall.
    • Dash saving an elderly woman from getting crushed by a car that was thrown by the drill.
    • Violet using force field blasts to prevent falling debris from hitting a bus. She later uses a force field to protect her family from the drill's engine explosion.
    • A villainous example: The Underminer himself manages to get away scot-free with all his loot despite being surprised by the whole family. What's more, he used his jackhammer gloves to hold his own against Mr. Incredible.
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  • There's something kinda awesome that Tony totally subverts No Guy Wants an Amazon and that his awkwardness with Violet before his mindwipe is strictly about the situation. He even states that he's secure enough in his masculinity to not care about her being a super and said fact doesn't change him liking her.
  • Elastigirl chasing after the train going in reverse on her motorcycle before stopping the train from flying off the tracks. The entire sequence rivals live action webslinging scenes from the Spider-Man franchise.
  • Even though "new math" didn't catch on in the long run, it's impressive that Bob managed to study it overnight, and then managed to teach his son in less time that same morning.
    • Doubles as Fridge Brilliance, since Bob used to work in insurance. He might have hated it and been completely miserable, but he's pretty damn good with numbers, despite coming across as the Dumb Muscle of the family.
    • Bob is far from being a Dumb Muscle and actually leans closer to a Genius Bruiser, demonstrating tactical knowledge and creative thinking on many occasions in the first movie; regarding his work experience at Insuricare, he was also shown helping his clients to circumvent the company's bureaucracy through legal loopholes to get their deserved payments, which requires a keen understanding of the company's inner workings. He is quite intelligent, and him figuring out that New Math book overnight only proves it further.
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  • Screenslaver hijacks a convoy of helicopters with the Ambassador on board, forcing Elastigirl to leap out of the building, slingshot and swing between helicopters to find her in time. It's an intense scene that perfectly demonstrates that even with the bright costumes and family antics, the series does not pull punches when it comes to action.
  • Special mention goes to Edna Mode, who truly outdid herself here. In the span of a single night, she manages to learn about every single one of Jack-Jack's superpowers, and made a super suit that accounts for all of them. What a queen.
    • This is even more impressive when you consider that Jack-Jack must have demonstrated all of these powers while Edna was watching him. This is a taxing, sanity-testing job for professional superheroes who are already family or family friends, but regular human Edna Mode, (whose only superpower is her immense intelligence and engineering skills) still has a strong relationship with and affection for Jack-Jack at the end of the night, is prepared for every iteration of his powers, and even extends an invitation to babysit him any time for free!
  • Jack-Jack's brawl with the raccoon.
    • This has to be expanded on more. Jack-Jack is watching a tv show which shows a gunmen robbing a store he then sees the raccoon puts two together and decides to stop the Raccoon. What ensues is an hilarious but yet impressive battle between a baby with a plethora of awesome powers and a normal raccoon.
    • Also to note this Raccoon puts up a better fight against Jack-Jack than Syndrome.
    • Also the fact that Jack-Jack immediately puts together that what the Raccoon is doing is wrong and goes to stop him shows the heroics are already rubbing off on him at only a few months.
  • Evelyn revealing she's the Screenslaver by slamming her mind control goggles onto Elastigirl's face just before she can figure it out. She also goggles many other Supers offscreen.
    • She's got more cunning and ingenuity than Syndrome ever had when you think about it. Syndrome needed months at a time to lure supers to his island, and most likely, depended on luring them one by one. Evelyn pulled off her plan in only a matter of days.
  • Evelyn giving Elastigirl a fake easy victory by disguising a hypnotized pizza guy as the Screenslaver. Not only that, but she gives Elastigirl a hell of a fight using her pawn.
  • Every time Voyd is on screen. She uses her portal powers in a creative way, and even hypnotized, is incredibly intelligent. A highlight is when she portals Helen to Evelyn's jet, despite her numerous failures. Another is, while hypnotized, using a fire extinguisher to expose an invisible Violet. And she keeps bypassing Violet's force fields by creating portals inside it.
  • Violet's one-on-one fight against Voyd, which she wins through some creative new applications of her powers, including basically punching her with her force fields. She's come a long way since her efforts against the lone guard in the first film. 
  • Frozone arriving just in time to protect the kids from Voyd and the other hypnotized supers. He and the kids then work together to protect each other until Frozone gets caught.
  • When Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone are all hypnotized by Evelyn Deavor, that means we get an extended sequence of Dash and Violet being heroes. And they do an amazing job, successfully getting through a cruise ship full of hypnotized heroes - while managing Jack-Jack, no less - and getting the goggles off Elastigirl. From there, the dominoes fall big time for Evelyn.
    • Violet's one-on-one fight against Voyd, which she wins through some creative new applications of her powers, including basically punching her with her forcefields. She's come a long way since her efforts against the lone guard in the first film..
      • When Violet turns invisible, Voyd just uses a nearby fire extinguisher to spot her, much like one of the guards on Nomanisan Island. And when she shields herself, Voyd just teleports herself in.
      • And then Voyd has Violet pinned with a pair of hypno-goggles handy. Just as Voyd has her almost hypnotized, she kicks her back and avoids this. The best part? She was the only super in the film that we actually see avoid getting hypnotized.
    • Intentionally or not, Jack-Jack has a few moments of his own. While unintentionally being the one to get them into the situation in the first place, he ultimately prevents the kids from getting crushed by changing into a hitherto unseen gargantuan form, breaking out of the vent and landing on the mind-controlled supers. Not to mention that he was the one to cause the aforementioned domino effect, floating into Helen's arms, realizing something was wrong and throwing a minor tantrum, telekinetically removing her goggles from one eye. It was only through that act she gained enough free will to begin the events ultimately leading to Evelyn's downfall. Violet also used him as a firearm, shooting down a super who had abducted Dash.
    • Each member of the family getting goggles off one of the hypnotized supers they were fighting against.
      • When up against Voyd, Elastigirl keeps trying to get a punch in, only for the portals to redirect it. So thinking with portals, she makes it so the next time a portal deflects her fist, her first makes a sharp turn towards Voyd. Guess she really is flexible.
      • Jack-Jack gets one for managing to focus his attention and powers enough to start contributing to the team effort more actively, helping his siblings and breaking He-Lectrix's goggles when he gets the chance after learning they were bad.
  • While a fan of heroes, Winston gets a chance to be a hero in his own right by wrecking the screen that was hypnotizing the ambassadors and their countries' respective supers, bringing them back to their senses.
  • At the movie's climax, Elastigirl (with Voyd's help) catching up with Evelyn's jet and then capturing her, while Frozone and the other Incredibles stop the ship.
    • Notably, our heroes are getting progressively better and better at saving the day without causing any property damage. It's at this point that (using Frozone's ice powers to cushion the boat) they don't even leave a dent or a scratch on even one building.
    • Dash coming up with the idea that ultimately saves the day: Turn the ship from the outside since the control panels were destroyed.
  • This is a more understated example, but when Elastigirl confronts Evelyn in the jet and Evelyn mocks Elastigirl for her principles, Elastigirl points out that the main difference between herself and Evelyn is at least Elastigirl has principles. And Elastigirl later demonstrates her principles by saving Evelyn from falling to her death, despite everything Evelyn had done.
    • Before that, Elastigirl defeating Evelyn by using a flare gun to shoot her out the window of a jet.
    • Credit to Evelyn: a perfectly normal woman, now lacking her mind-control tech, nevertheless comes very close to killing a powerful superhero just through creative use of her environment.
  • At the end, it's revealed that the family has a new station wagon that can transform into a new, improved version of the Incredibile, which they use to pursue a speeding car.
  • After the climax of the film, it's official: Superheroes are back. Doubles as Heartwarming Moment.
  • Violet approaches and strikes up a conversation with Tony, even having the confidence to push down the book he was reading with her pencil to get his attention. The once shy and awkward girl is now brimming with healthy self-esteem.

Music

  • Once again, Michael Giacchino's sixties-John-Barry-pastiche score brings the Awesome Music.
  • As with the first movie, some tracks seem to be direct pastiches of specific John Barry tracks.
    • "Diggin' the New Digs" is very similar to "Into Miami" from Goldfinger.
    • A motif very similar to the Monty Norman James Bond theme can be heard at the 1-minute mark of "A Bridge Too Parr"
  • The theme songs for Elastigirl, Frozone, and Mr. Incredible that play during the later part of the end titles. These songs are brilliant pastiches of the era and milieu they are meant to exemplify. (Frozone's gets bonus points for sounding like it came from a Blaxploitation movie, following the formula from Isaac Hayes's Shaft theme of asking who a person is and then answering with the character's name.)
    • And especially worthy of mention are the versions of these songs (plus "Glory Days" from The Incredibles) by Disney a capella group D Capella that are included as bonus tracks on the soundtrack.

Meta

  • The film managed to gross over $180 million domestically in its opening weekend, demolishing Finding Dory's $135 million as the highest grossing opening for an animated film, as well as the eighth highest of any film period. note  Just for 20 and 30 year olds, eh?
    • In the second weekend of its theatrical run, the film dropped 56% - to $80.9 million, finishing second behind a certain little movie released the following week, marking the first time two films opened to over $100 million in back-to-back weekends. The "certain little movie" in question? Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
    • In July 7, 2018, the movie broke the domestic office record for $496 million; not just for Disney and/or Pixar, but for animated films in general! note  What’s MORE impressive is that it broke it within less than a month!
    • Incredibles 2 has topped $600 million domestically as of early September 2018. And it is now the second highest grossing animated film worldwide unadjusted, topping Minions. Only Frozen still towers above it worldwide. Your move, Frozen II.
  • The film is credited with subverting usual gender role norms usually depicted with married heterosexual couples what with Bob being shown as a supportive (and even refusing to give in to his envy for the sake of his family and the greater good) husband who starts off as a competent parent who wants to do right by his children and with Helen being able to go off and re-start her career without being burdened by guilt.
  • When Sophia Bush (Voyd) found a fancomic where Voyd was trans, she not only praised the artist but stated that if Voyd was intended to be trans, she wouldn't have voiced her and would have insisted Pixar find an actual trans actor for the role; she did however say that she fully supports any and all fans who subscribe to the theory. Also counts as a Heartwarming Moment.


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