Incredibles 2 is the most recent movie to get the Honest Trailers treatment from Screen Junkies, which calls the film just another passable Pixar sequel. The first Incredibles movie came out in 2004 and was directed by Pixar veteran Brad Bird, with a sequel not hitting theaters for fourteen years. While fans had been craving an Incredibles sequel for a long time, the end product wasn't what everybody was hoping for.
Reviews for Incredibles 2 were generally mixed, with some people even considering it Pixar's most disappointing sequel. Given the hype that was built up for the film, and the expectations based on modern superhero flicks, a lot was riding on the success of Incredibles 2. The negative reviews for Incredibles 2 mainly focused on the stereotypes presented in the film, and the less than adequate character development of the Parr family.
Screen Junkies released their Honest Trailer for Incredibles 2 today, and humorously brought up many of the complaints people had about the film. In typical Honest Trailer fashion, Screen Junkies mainly criticizes the film for being predictable, and featuring another chase sequence for the climax of the film. They point out how Incredibles 2 had an eerily similar plot to the first film, where one of the parents does illegal superhero work for someone who turns out to be the villain, before they convince the public to trust superheroes again. They also criticize the film for featuring another chase sequence in the climax of the film, comparing it to Toy Story, Finding Dory, and Up.
While the Honest Trailer points out the film's flaws, it also points out that Pixar is very unlikely to change its formula, as Incredibles 2 did insanely well at the box office. Not only did the film become one of the highest grossing films of 2018, but it became the first animated movie to reach $600 million domestically. By the end of the film's run at the box office, Incredibles 2 managed to cross $1 billion worldwide.
Even though the Honest Trailer does point out some glaring flaws, an Incredibles 3 could still potentially happen. While nothing has yet to be confirmed, the box office success of this sequel makes the possibility seem likely. That being said, even with the after-credits tease for Incredibles 2, it's completely possible Pixar won't rush a sequel given the long stretch of time between the first and second films - despite the massive financial potential of a third film. In the meantime, fans can enjoy Incredibles 2, as it's currently on Blu-ray and DVD.
Source: Screen Junkies