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Movies This Week – Incredibles 2 and More

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Jun. 20. 2018

Rarely if ever has a sequel been as intensely awaited as Incredibles 2. The first movie was released before the superhero genre dominated pop culture, and gave the public a taste of both Marvel’s heart and humour and DC’s darkness, without being adapted from any comics. To this day, it stands as the most critically acclaimed superhero movie ever made, and unlike other Pixar movies like Finding Nemo and Cars, is one people actually wanted to see a sequel to. It’s here, and the good news is that people have been loving it so far. I can’t wait to see it this Friday morning, to see the Parrs deal with familiar problems of being a family and fighting evil as well as new characters voiced by Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener.

Gary Ross’s Ocean’s 8 doesn’t appear to be a breakthrough in creativity but rather a much needed change in the genre’s perspective. Heist dramas have always presented images of men filling roles such as planners, getaways and nerds with maybe one token woman whose role remains ambiguous. So an all female cast in similar high stakes and bold action sequences is refreshing and necessary in our times. The stellar cast includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway among others. I don’t have high expectations from the movie as a concept but it’s a movie I will walk into for the same laughs, same anxiety, same absurdity wrapped in a new rendering of “those who will win despite all odds”.

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Hereditary is my most anticipated movie in a while. Ari Aster’s directorial debut seems to hinge on a critical factor that the genre frequently ignores- human emotions and bonds. It appears to rely on more than just loud noises and cheap scares. Inherited baggage from one’s family is a concept much too easy to relate to and thus is potentially more unnerving for the audience. It would be interesting to see if emotional and psychological triggers would be used to induce a real sense of dread or it would be brought down to shoddy manipulation. The movie would win an easy go if this dread lingers with us long after we leave our seats. I’ve got a feeling that hereditary might just be the one to do that.

Rarely if ever has a sequel been as intensely awaited as Incredibles 2. The first movie was released before the superhero genre dominated pop culture, and gave the public a taste of both Marvel’s heart and humour and DC’s darkness, without being adapted from any comics. To this day, it stands as the most critically acclaimed superhero movie ever made, and unlike other Pixar movies like Finding Nemo and Cars, is one people actually wanted to see a sequel to. It’s here, and the good news is that people have been loving it so far. I can’t wait to see it this Friday morning, to see the Parrs deal with familiar problems of being a family and fighting evil as well as new characters voiced by Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener.