Inside Out 2 | Review by: Stefano Bove


Nine years ago, Pixar introduced us to Riley, a young girl who is trying to grow with change happening with herself and her family. Her emotions; joy, anger, sadness, fear and disgust help her through these difficult times. 

Now two years, Riley is 13 and is going through new life changes physically and emotionally as she tries to grip with the reality that the rest of her life relies on how the next weekend goes. All of these changes spark new emotions to grow inside of her. 

It is a tough time for Riley that she must overcome. It is a snapshot in time that is probably a big emotional trigger for audiences as well as we go on this journey with Riley.

Taking the incredibly intricate memory world that was established in the first film, the sequel makes a few minor additions that allow it to feel familiar but still fresh enough to keep us engaged. Many of these new additions are some of the funniest moments in the entire series. 

With more emotions and human characters to follow, I was worried that screen time would run thin but it is perfectly balanced. It accomplishes this by continuing to be a character Focused story. 

Pixar is at its best when it understands its audience. When you grow with a movie and it’s characters, it always makes for a more impactful film. That is what makes Inside Out 2 one of the best Pixar sequels in recent years. Bring your tissues because Inside Out 2 will make you feel for Riley in ways you have never done for previous Pixar characters. 


Review by: Stefano Bove

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