The Incredibles 2

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There’s a nice review of the political correction of The Incredibles 2 over at The Federalist.

This is largely the upshot of Titus Techera’s interesting review:

“The secret lesson in “The Incredibles 2,” hiding in plain sight, is that this family structure necessarily leads to a crisis for man and woman because, as parents, they have no authority and therefore cannot even rest in their own home. So while we should be somewhat nostalgic for this nuclear family fantasy from the ’50s, and we should certainly be alarmed about the collapse of family now, we should acknowledge it’s just much harder than the idea of breadwinner husbands and homemaker wives, or any more flexible combination of the two roles. If we put together the symbols of family and the story of the degeneration of individualism, we see that this family structure must be connected to the social crises we’ve undergone since the ’60s, which is when the story is set.”

Of course the movie is about family, at it’s heart, but when watching, pay attention to what it’s actually saying about family. And, if you’re taking your children to see it — because, hey, it’s animated — you might want to reflect upon what message about family you’re conveying to them.

If you’d like to read the whole article, it’s here: http://thefederalist.com/2018/06/20/incredibles-2-leaves-good-storytelling-behind-for-a-politically-correct-narrative/

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