The Incredibles (2004)


Movie Review

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Peña, and Brad Bird

There once was a time when superheroes were revered.  After years of good deeds followed by big bills, this is no longer the case, and those with superpowers have been banned from using their powers by the government.  Bob and Helen Parr (Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter), former superheroes, have gone on to have a family with three children.  Like them, their children Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Spencer Fox) are supers.  Their youngest child Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile and Maeve Andrews), however, has not shown any signs of being extraordinary.  When Bob gets fired from his day job because he reveals his super strength during an argument with his boss, he decides to clandestinely resume his life as the superhero Mr. Incredible.  As situations escalate, the entire family is forced into showing how incredible they are to save the world.

The Incredibles is a unique entry in the Pixar canon of awesome animated films.  It may be the wittiest animated film of all time.  Like any great animated flick, there’s strong storytelling, dazzling visuals, and plenty of big laughs.  What distinguishes The Incredibles from the everyday animated film is the action.  These superheroes get into plenty of brawls, and the visuals capture every incredible moment of the action.  The Incredibles gets a sober rating.  Check this one out as soon as you can!



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