The First Reviews for Disney’s ‘Inside Out 2’ Are Out, and the Critics Are Loving It!

The First Reviews for Disney's 'Inside Out 2' Are Out and the Critics Are Loving It!
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The sequel to the Oscar-winning 2015 film Inside Out 2 is coming to theaters on June 14, 2024, which is just a few days from now. The first film became a beloved hit, and although it took Disney some time, the sequel is very close to its premiere, and fans are eagerly awaiting to see the new story with a larger plethora of emotions. Some of the critics have been lucky enough to see a preview screening of the movie, which means that we also have the first reactions to the movie, and from what we can deduce – the sequel promises to be a major hit.

The upcoming sequel will see Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Diane Lane, and Kyle MacLachlan reprising their roles from the first movie, with Tony Hale, Liza Lapira, Maya Hawke, Ayo Edebiri, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Paul Walter Hauser, and Kensington Tallman joining the cast. Kelsey Mann is taking over as director from Pete Docter, directing from a script by Meg LeFauve, who was one of the co-writers of the first movie.

Since the movie has yet to come out, we only have the initial critics’ impressions of the flick; the audience scores will be available later this week, as review sites will open the possibility for fans to rate the show when it actually comes out to stop any potential review bombing. The initial critics’ reactions have been posted on Twitter (now X), so you won’t find them on review sites either just yet, but we’re certain that they will appear soon. This is why we are going to bring you a rundown of the early reactions here on Fiction Horizon.

As you can see, the critics are loving it, and here are just some of their reactions for you to enjoy:

“‘Inside Out 2’ heralds Pixar back to top form. Everything from animation to story and the introduction of Anxiety, Envy, and Embarrassment make this one of the best sequels in ages. Filled with great laughs, plenty of easter eggs, and lots of emotion. This is animated perfection.”

Jazz Tangcay, Variety

“‘Inside Out 2’ is a fresh sequel to the first movie that delves into the chaos of puberty, making new friends, trying to stand out, and the anxiety that comes with it. Anxiety, Envy, Embarrassment, and Ennui are wonderful new additions to a hilarious adventure.”

Jonathan Sim, ComingSoon

“No need to be anxious about ‘Inside Out 2.’ The Pixar sequel approaches growing up in the same funny, inventive and affecting way as the first movie. It doesn’t hit quite as hard emotionally (no ‘take her to the moon’ moment), but it delivers a relatable message in a winning way.”

Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy

“‘Inside Out 2’ was a pretty fitting sequel for Pixar. Didn’t have the emotional gut punch of the first but was a more complex look at adolescence with the same humor and heart. Of course, it’s going to be another hit, the kids are going to love it.”

Joe Schmidt, ComicBook.com

“‘Inside Out 2’ is quite fantastic. It didn’t hit the same emotional depth of the first but, much like Riley, it has matured and gotten bigger. The new emotions are fantastic, especially Anxiety. Great sentiments for kids and parents to feel, all with an engaging pace. Loved it.”

Brandon Davis, ComicBook.com 

“‘Inside Out 2’ is a MASTERPIECE! A JOYFUL WONDER from beginning to end that truly personifies anxiety. Maya Hawke and Amy Poehler are as lovely as ever, with newcomers adding even more brilliance. This touching Pixar classic will have you experiencing all the sweet emotions.”

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This is all that we have for you now, but we will have more updates soon, as the movie is going to be released this week! Be sure to keep following us for more updates on the upcoming film, as we will bring you all the latest here on Fiction Horizon.

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