Movie Review – Incredibles 2

Although it’s been over a month since the release of the highly anticipated Incredibles 2 movie, you can deal with our late review. Pixar Animation Studios made us wait 14 years for a new Incredibles movie, so you guys can wait over a month for us to see the movie and write about it. Plus, our review is still timely, as Disney just announced the digital and Blu-Ray release dates:

  • Digital: October 23, 2018
  • Blu-Ray: November 6, 2018

On a funnier note, we thought we would look like this in the movie theater:


But instead, there were plenty of couples just like us, because this movie was MADE FOR US! Keep quiet kids, your parents (and DINK friends of your parents) want to know what powers Jack Jack inherited.

Melissa’s Review

4 out of 5 stars

Let’s start with the short film before Incredibles 2, Bao. Bring on the laughs, tears, and ultimately, a gut-wrenching twist at the end, which left everyone in our movie theater in shock. Bao depicts an over protective mom, balancing the parent-child relationship, especially as her son grows up and becomes independent. It’s worth going to see Incredibles 2 just to see this beautiful Pixar short film that leaves you wanting to hug your mom and eat delicious Chinese dumplings (which hopefully do not come to life).

Despite making us wait 14 years, I think everyone will agree Incredibles 2 was worth the wait. The movie gives you a glimpse of the 17 different powers Jack Jack has acquired (Yes, you heard me correctly.), which is by far the BEST part of the movie. The film takes you on a familiar journey with a nostalgic story line. It’s best to describe as being brought straight back right to 2004. In addition to seeing Jack Jack’s new superpowers, viewers also get to see more from Elastigirl, which is definitely something we have all been waiting for.

I definitely recommend seeing in theaters this weekend – or even waiting the two months until the digital release date, but you should definitely add this soon-to-be Pixar classic to your watch list.

Joey’s Review

4 out of 5 starts

Was it worth the 14-year wait? OH SUURREE. I thought the movie was great and worth the trip to the movies. It was no surprise that Pixar did a great job on this one and made it on par or better than the first. There were funny moments, serious times, and lots of crime fighting thrills. I’m giving this a 4 out of 5 and would tell anyone in our age group who saw the first one as pre-teens/teens, you have to see this one for the millennial generations’ sake!


Movie Review – Like Father

This week, you get a dual review! On our way to Tampa to visit family, we both watched Netflix’s new movie, “Like Father.” Featuring a killer cast, including Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer, and Seth Rogen, “Like Father” explores the story of workaholic Rachel, who is left at the altar on the same day her estranged father, Harry, decides to come back into her life. Drunkenly, they start to reconnect, and Rachel unintentionally invites Harry on her honeymoon, a cruise to the Caribbean.

Melissa’s Review

4 out of 5 stars

Although Rotten Tomatoes only gives the film a ~50%, I stand by my 80% review. Despite having some very dramatic moments, “Like Father” had me laughing out loud on our plane ride. Not only does the movie illustrate the importance of being present, it accurately depicts a father-daughter dynamic (even though this father and daughter pair are just meeting again after 25 years). Although the movie is a predictable, feel-good reunification story (and probably something I won’t watch again), it’s a movie I’ll look back on and remember laughing. I will also remember the incredible chemistry the actors, especially Bell and Grammer, had with one another. If you have Netflix, I recommend. It’s a fun and easy 1.5-hour watch!

Joey’s Review

4 out of 5 starts

This movie was exactly what I was hoping it would be; a little far-fetched, laugh out loud funny moments, and slightly corny self-realization story line. It was a great movie to watch on a flight when we didn’t feel like reading or napping that left me feeling satisfied about how I spent 90 minutes of my life. If you are looking to escape the heat this weekend without spending $50 at the movies, look no further!

Like Father


Movie Review – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

We saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom over the weekend, and we’re going to try to break it down for you.


Melissa’s Take: 3 out of 5 stars

I can’t hate this movie no matter how hard I try to! It brings me back to my childhood and the greatness of the 90s. The writers and producers do such a great job of putting a few subtle references in the Jurassic World movies that take you right back to the original 1993 Jurassic Park one. Although feeling a little disappointed when you leave, you mostly feel nostalgic.

With that said, I’m only allowing them to make one more! I think that’s the current plan with Jurassic World III in 2021, but you never know. They’re making billions of dollars, and Chris Pratt is fun to watch. I wish I had an official say! One more means they will mirror the original Jurassic Park trilogy. If they create more than three, they are just setting themselves up for failure. It would be chaos for all us Jurassic Park nerds.


With that said, I really do think there’s enough to tell one more story, and I’m sure I’ll watch it in a packed theater like I did this one.

Joey’s Take: 2.5 out of 5 stars

I’m am giving this one a 2.5 star rating, because I felt satisfied leaving the theater, but it lacked something, and I wasn’t enthralled in the story line. The movie has great subtle references to the originals, which I love, and there is plenty of dinosaur action to feed that desire.  I think the thing that is dragged the rating down for me were the cheesy villains and how many there were (I think about 4).  I don’t mind cheesy villains but it felt a little excessive.

If you asked me “Joey, should I go see the new Jurassic World movie?” I would say, “Yes, you should take the time to go see it, because it is well done and enjoyable to watch, but take your expectation level down one notch before getting there.”

Despite our below average ratings, we still recommend you see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, especially if you are a Jurassic Park or dinosaur fan. It’s action-packed with fun terror, coupled with some “WTF?!” moments!