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The Incredibles II
PG – 118 minutes
We’ll have popcorn and drinks!
WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ~ from Commonsense Media
Parents need to know that the sequel Incredibles 2 picks up immediately after The Incredibles, following the Parr family — Bob/Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson), Helen/Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner), and baby Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile) — as they again use their powers to rescue the people of their city. The movie explores the Parrs’ family dynamics and eventually pits them against a villain named Screenslaver. Like the original, the sequel has frequent, intense superhero action/violence, including large-scale destruction, frequent peril, weapons, and laser beams shooting out of a character’s eyes. There’s also a scary fight with lots of flashing lights that could be difficult for those with photosensitivity and has prompted some theaters to post warnings due to seizure concerns. Someone is shot in a flashback (the act itself isn’t shown, though viewers see the gun pointed at the victim), and there are references to dead parents and several fight sequences that could be too intense for the very young or for those who are sensitive to violence that puts kids or parents in danger. But there’s also lots of humor, even in the action sequences, as well as themes of teamwork, courage, communication, and perseverance — and how easy it is to be manipulated by the screens all around us. Expect a bit of kissing, hugging, and flirting; a little drinking by adults; a character with a long-stemmed cigarette; and some swearing including a use each of “hell,” “damn,” and “crap.”

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