Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Not So Incredibles 2

The villains of Incredibles 2 boast names like Screenslaver and Underminer“Super heroes make us weak,” says Evelyn Deavor (Catherine Keener) the eminence grise behind Screenslavers. There has been some controversy about the latest entry in the animation saga due to the fact that the flashing lights can cause seizures in those who suffer from photosensitive epilepsy and now the initial credit sequence sports a disclaimer. But it’s not hard to get with the bad guys when you think about it. From the psychoanalytic point of view the superhero is the paterfamilias and it’s not all that unhealthy to break away from the idea of there's an ultimate power and authority that repose in some larger than life being. That’s called growing up and one could easily offer the interpretation that the dark forces that are seeking to outlaw superheroes are those of maturation, reality and finally death. What happens to superheroes like the family in Incredibles 2? There’s a new baby in the house who's just beginning to feel his oats. But do mama and papa eventually die or do super heroes by definition possess the gift of eternal life? And what about Disney, Comcast, 21st Century Fox and all the big corporate giants who are trying to gobble each other up like Dinosaur era creatures? Are they the super heroes of the corporate world.?

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