'Incredibles 2' Early Buzz: A Superb Sequel That Lives Up To The Original

Fans of the original The Incredibles have been waiting 14 long years for its sequel. Could Incredibles 2 possibly live up to the hype? Yes it does and more, according to the early buzz.

Critics and fans have caught early screenings of the highly anticipated Pixar film, and are calling it one of the best Pixar sequels yet and superb follow-up to the whip-smart and funny first film.

Here's what people are saying about Incredibles 2.

Oddly, I'm going to start us off with the only tepid reaction to Incredibles 2, from /Film's own Peter Sciretta.

The rest of the social media reactions to Incredibles 2 were almost universally positive, with critics and fans praising the film's more complex action set pieces and bigger story, while maintaining the heart of the original film. Michael Giacchino's score received effusive praise as well.

A few critics were already declaring it their early favorite for the summer. Take that, Summer Movie Wager.

Many critics and fans are calling it one of the best Pixar sequels yet, topping films like Finding Dory, Cars 2 and 3, and even...the Toy Story sequels?! It sounds like blasphemy, but the praise didn't stop there. Some even called Incredibles 2 even better than the original film.

Incredibles 2 seems like another winner for Pixar, who continues their hot streak of critically acclaimed, nearly universally beloved films after last year's Coco. And it seems like the animation studio is finally dragging itself out of its brief slump of modestly-reviewed sequels like Cars 2Monsters University, and Finding Dory.Brad Bird returns to direct Incredibles 2, which stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, John Ratzenberger, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush, and Isabella Rossellini.Incredibles 2 opens in theaters on June 15, 2018. 

In "Incredibles 2," Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don't shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That's what makes this family so Incredible.