REVIEW: Inside Out 2 (2024) - Starring Amy Poehler, Maya Hawke and Kensington Tallman

"Inside Out 2" is a compelling and visually stunning sequel that continues the story of Riley Andersen, now a 13-year-old navigating adolescence. Directed by Kelsey Mann, the film introduces new emotions like Envy, Ennui, Embarrassment, and Anxiety, providing a nuanced exploration of complex feelings, particularly Anxiety. While it doesn't reach the emotional depths of the original, it remains intelligent and entertaining, blending humor, heart, and beautiful animation. Despite some noticeable casting changes, "Inside Out 2" recaptures the charm of its predecessor, making it a highly recommended family film that resonates with both young and older audiences. This sequel stands out as a rare gem in Pixar's recent offerings, earning a strong 9 out of 10.

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