The relationship between Bob Parr and Helen Parr has a lot of interesting development in this sequel as well. Their roles from the first film are nearly flipped around entirely. Bob acts as the stay-at-home dad while Helen fights crime to protect her family. Craig T. Nelson (The Family Stone) and Holly Hunter (The Big Sick) return to voice these characters respectively. Once again, they are well-spoken and perfect fits for the characters. As the story unfolds, Bob and Helen make the audience question stereotypical family roles. Certainly, there can be enriched discussion after the film about these roles and their place in modern society.
For the most part, I really loved this sequel. However, the original story still stands taller than this new installment. The villain in Incredibles 2 is not nearly as strong of a character as Buddy from The Incredibles. The effects are improved, but storyline is more important to me than visuals. If this installment had stayed more focused on the Parr's family dynamic throughout the whole film, then it might have held more weight than the addition of Screenslaver. Screenslaver is a decent villain, but does not introduce anything new to the superhero filmography. Updated effects make for smooth animated action sequences, although Screenslaver is nothing special.
The Bottom Line: Incredibles 2 is a fantastic watch because of the Parr family, but falls short with the crime-fighting subject.