As the film and television industry works harder to create female characters that are more representative of today’s working women, it’s time they gave working dads the same sort of treatment. Maybe that would help to dispel the stigma that stops so many men taking paternity leave, or help them to feel secure in earning less than their partners in order to spend more time looking after their children. Mums are superheroes, but dads like mine are too. Incredibles 2 does them a disservice – let’s give them a bit more credit.
I really enjoyed the second installment of Incredibles, but the setup of Mr Incredible as ironically pathetic is a little bit frustrating. This is all to common and I agree with Hanna Flint that we need something more.