I've read so many bad takes about how Beauty and the Beast is REALLY a creepy story blah blah Stockholm Syndrome blah blah. After watching Beastly I'd like to congratulate those people: you finally got your BATB remake that is actually as creepy as you've been saying this whole time.
Incredibles 2 is beautifully animated, has several funny/exciting action sequences, and generally flows well as a comic-book adventure story. I couldn't honestly give it a thumbs down.
But I also can't help but feel like it's missing some of the soul of the original movie and of the best Pixar entries. The first Incredibles very clearly positions itself as being a movie about Mr. Incredible reaching middle age and feeling obsolete; the super-hero story is otherwise very fun window-dressing. The…
This movie isn't actually good, but it's still probably the second best of the DC Universe movies because it's at least marginally competent at storytelling. Yes, the villain is blah, the plot is literally about collecting three boxes, and there are too many new characters to keep track of, but at least you generally know what is happening and why. The heroes are kind of funny and endearing at least some of the time.
The biggest problem has nothing to…