Magazine August 13, 2018, Issue

Incredibility Gap

(Pixar Animation Studios)

The matinee of Incredibles 2 that I attended featured an odd prolegomenon, in which several of the voices behind the movie’s superheroesCraig T. Nelson (Mr. Incredible), Samuel L. Jackson (Frozone), Holly Hunter (Elastigirl)showed up alongside Brad Bird, the director, to offer an apology for allowing 14 years to elapse before making a sequel to the brilliant original, coupled with a promise that the new Incredibles movie would be worth the wait.

I would listen to Holly Hunter read the phone book, so I didn’t really mind the imposition, but the performance still had the feel of a

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