The official movie trailer and sneak peek for the long-anticipated Incredibles 2 (in theaters June 15th) is out and we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the plot: Mr. Incredible is tasked with being a stay-at-home dad while his wife, Elastigirl goes off to fight crime and fulfill her duties as a superhero. Thank you, Pixar—this kids’ movie is the female empowerment anthem we have been waiting for! Watching Mr. Incredible, one of the most capable superheroes in the business, struggle through the challenges of single-handedly holding down the family unit speaks volumes.
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The sneak peek (which aired February 14th during the Olympics) gives us some insight on Mr. Incredibles hardest fatherhood moments, and they could not be more relatable—and hilarious.
Mr. Incredible perfectly embodies every parent faced with the challenge of helping their child with common core math homework. In an attempt to assist his son Dash, Mr. Incredible quickly grows frustrated—hunched over a pile of crumpled up papers, glasses at the tip of his nose with his hand to his forehead stating, "I don't know that way. Why would they change math? Math is math. MATH IS MATH."
Not to mention the scene where Mr. Incredible falls asleep as he reads to baby Jack-Jack, just to be woken up by a swift slap to the face as Jack-Jack nonchalantly sips on his bottle, unfazed—it’s just too good.
The sneak peek is only a minute and thirty seconds, but is saturated with humor and purpose. Disheveled, with bags under his eyes, and five o’clock shadow, Mr. Incredible desperately states, “I have to succeed [at parenting] so that she [Elastigirl] can succeed. So we can succeed.” That is the type of superhero our children should grow up idolizing.
Fan-favorite fashion designer, Edna Mode, sums it up better than we ever could, “Done properly, parenting is a heroic act… Done properly!”
We love that Pixar created a film that acknowledges a stay-at-home dad as the new normal. The story of a man who can take a step back from his passion and put all his energy into being the best dad to his children so that his wife can thrive in her career deserves a standing ovation. At this point, we may be more excited to see this movie than our kids.