Film review: The Incredibles (2004), directed by Brad Bird
In a world where super powers are real, Mr. Incredible (Craig T Nelson), Frozone (Samuel L Jackson) and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) are saving the day. At least until the day Mr. Incredible saves a person who really didn’t want to be saved, who therefore sues him. One snowball effect later and superheroes are forced underground, to live Perfectly Normal Lives.
Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl settle down and start a family, but 15 years later, working for an insurance company, the former Mr. Incredible is longing for the good old days, when he could be a hero.
And then one day, he gets fired, and gets a call to don his old costume, which could very well change his life …
The Incredibles is a fun film for (cue cliché) all the family. It’s fast-paced and if you’re into superheroes, this plays with a lot of things that you’d expect from superheroes. Aside from the obvious superpowers, there are killer robots, a secret island, rockets, a volcano and what definitely looks like a lair … basically because it is. It also shows an entertaining version of humdrum family life, because how do you deal with living a normal life when everything you are and have ever been is a superhero?
The animation is very well made, but seeing as it’s a Pixar/Disney movie, you wouldn’t expect anything else. There’s no singing, unlike many Disney movies, but there’s plenty of visual gags that are sure to amuse kids of both the children and the adult kind! 🙂
3.5 out of 5 capes.