Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Why isn't there an "Incredibles" Sequel?

Disney and Pixar's "The Incredibles" was released in 2004. That means it's almost a decade old and has yet to receive a sequel... Do I think every movie deserves a sequel? Heck no.

But Disney is all about making sequels, Toy Story got two, Monsters Inc, got a prequel, Finding Nemo is getting one too.... Heck even Cars got a sequel. A VERY bad one, but it got one... (even a spin off, but I'd rather not talk about that.)
Cars was released in 2006, (2 years after the Incredibles) The characters were a little bland, Mater wasn't very likeable, and the story had been done before. (A douchey character dropped into the middle of nowhere, falls in love with the lifestyle, and changes his way) Overall It wasn't a terrible movie, but it didn't need a sequel but somehow got one.
There was no other Pixar movie that has needed a sequel more than The Incredibles...

The Incredibles gave us the first Pixar movie to feature a full Human cast (Sure they had super powers, but they're human) and they did a great job at it. The kids were believable as kids, the mom seemed like she was a great mom, they had real family issues, and handled them like a real family. Besides from that the jokes were funny, and the action was great. And the way it ended made it seem like a part 2 was near... and it hasn't... Cars got a sequel instead...after 5 years.

Cars sold more toys thus a sequel must be made to make more toys... 

An Incredibles Land was planned for Disney's California Adventure but instead we got Cars Land... I'm starting to dislike Cars more, and more... 

But we can't lose hope. Disney interactive's newest project "Disney: Infinity" features The Incredibles in the trailer... It also feature The monsters from Monsters inc, and Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean
A New Monsters inc, Movie just hit theaters, and a new pirates movie is in the works can this be hinting at something? I hope so.

But how can Disney market it? I mean the reason Cars got a sequel was becuase it made a lot of money in merchandising.... Well... Disney owns Marvel so they can start by having Marvel write a legitamite Incredibles Comic. They can be treated like the rest of Marvels roster of heroes. They can even go as far as having crossovers with established super hero teams... like the Fantastic 4? How awesome would that be? Very awesome. Yeah. I answered the question for you.

Okay, now that I'm done ranting, I approached my good friend Gabe and asked him about this. This what he had to say:

I’m going to start out by saying thanks to Mr. Jimmy for featuring me in his blog. Its not like we’re virtually the same person or anything. That said, lets get down to it.
The Incredibles score alone deserves about 500 more sequels. Michael Giacchino’s music was what made the movie, well not to mention likeable characters and an epic story line. The original film offers a great dynamic of the “normal” family life and the struggles that come with it, with a super hero twist. Something that still has yet to be seen to that level in live action adaptations of comic books we see today. The characters were all left as open books Violet emerged and overcame her shy emo ways and got a date!! Hell, she could be nervous and go invisible during it. Dash became a friggin track star, we could see him “grow up” be rebellious, and battle with his morels. Mr. Incredible, and Elastigirl are still trying to keep the peace in the family and still fight the Underminer granted that looks pretty easy. Let’s not forget little Jack-Jack I want to see more of what this kid could do I mean the kid has mad fire and crazy heavy skills. Jack-Jack is really the character I have the most questions about, I want to see what he does to control all that crazy that’s inside. I’m sure the rents hate having to re-build his room after he has a temper tantrum. But I digress, the first one practically sets it up for a sequel, I know I’m forgetting plot points and what not but I couldn’t care less, I say Pixar needs to drop everything they are working on and start animating!! Oh my gosh I forgot all about frozone, and his “greater good” I would love to see more of the “iceman” he was a great bit of comic relief as well as its Samuel Jackson and no one could be mad about that. I mean he’s Mace Windu!!!
Ok well that’s all I have, I just really want to see that sequel, I don’t care how its done I just want it! Thanks again to jimmy for inviting me to be all up in his blog… it felt good.
P.S. I’m writing this as I’m watching the Bruins, Blackhawks game so… Go Bruins!!!!

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