There are three movies that deserve the credit (blame?) for the superhero/comic book movie renaissance/boom(/apocalypse?) that we've been living through now for nearly a decade and a half: Batman Begins (2005), Spider-Man 2 (2004), and Brad Bird's The Incredibles (2004).
In the 14 years between installments in the Incredibles franchise, there have been 19 movies and 20 seasons of television that all belong to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The 20th M.C.U. movie comes out in two weeks. Between 2004 and 2018, there have been nine X-Men-related movies, seven Batman-related movies, and six Spider-Man-related movies, and that's all just counting the live-action ones. (I checked all those numbers a couple of times. They're really right. Even the 20 seasons of television. No kidding.)
All this to say: Brad Bird's Incredibles 2 (2018) enters a cinematic landscape very different from the one the franchise started in. The Nose wonders how much it matters.
Other possible topics include:
- The New Yorker's Incredibles 2 Review Sexualizing Elastigirl Is Gross
- Garfield: Comic strip cat celebrates 40 years of loving lasagne and hating Mondays
- What Is the Gayest Marvel Movie?
- Masked vigilante patrols the mean streets of New Haven
- Donald Says Melania's Jacket Was Intentional
- Lucy Gellman - Editor of The Arts Paper and host of WNHH radio's Kitchen Sync (@lsgellman)
- Mark Oppenheimer - Longtime Connecticut journalist and the host of the Unorthodox podcast
- Brian Slattery - Arts editor for the New Haven Independent and a producer at WNHH radio
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.