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A very good movie

Posted : 3 years, 4 months ago on 2 May 2015 10:08

Nowadays, Marvel is pretty much ruling the box-office with their massive super-hero features but more than 10 years ago, Pixar did manage to get some pretty impressive commercial and critical success with their own super characters. Man, back in those days, Pixar used to be pretty amazing, all their productions were top quality, they had an amazing trackrecord and this movie definitely belongs to their classics. For Brad Bird, it was a big revenge as his directing debut, 'The Iron Giant', was a solid effort and eventually a cult-classic but it was barely seen when it was released. Anyway, 10 years later, this flick still holds pretty well. Indeed, they managed to give a really interesting twist to the genre, something even Marvel is still struggling with. Indeed, what if a super-hero would get a middle life crisis? What if the population got fed up of super-heros and their way of destroying everything? Is it even possible for a super-hero to live a regular life? Like the best work delivered by Pixar, not only it was pretty gorgeous to look at and completely entertaining, it went actually pretty deep which made the whole thing even more rewarding to watch. To conclude, I still think it is a very good animated flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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Hilarious and just epic

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 29 December 2013 05:22

Pixar haven't made a bad movie yet but their worst one is 'Brave' which isn't bad but has a really weak story, 'Monsters University' wasn't a great movie either which was their most recent, however back then, Pixar made masterpieces and this is not an exception

'The Incredibles' is hilarious and just epic, a rare action movie aimed at kids, teens and adults who will all love it, a family of superheroes who all have a power - except that Jack-Jack's transformation power is not revealed until the end

Mr Incredible has super strength, his wife Elastigirl is stretchy and has long arms, their daughter Violet can turn invisible and their son Dash has super speed

'The Incredibles' has an extra power that belongs to all the Parrs, it has the power to entertain all audiences, (possibly) the best action movie ever - to be aimed at kids, teens and adults!

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The Incredibles (2004) review

Posted : 6 years, 3 months ago on 13 June 2012 11:58

Perhaps second only to 'Finding Nemo' on Pixar's finest achievements list, 'The Incredibes' is one of the most exciting and action packed animated films ever made. The story is simple but perfect for a bucket load of special effects, the characters, especially Edna Mode, are memorable, the music is terrific and the animation is typically stunning for Pixar. A wondeful achievement.

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The Incredibles

Posted : 8 years, 7 months ago on 27 January 2010 09:27

The Incredibles looks like a Jack Kirby comic strip given three dimensional life and scope. It also comes equipped with a fantastic story, great characters and an emotional core with which we could respond and identify. The opening sequence, in which we see Mr. Incredible, Elasti-Girl and Frozone in their prime dashing about town and saving the denizens of whatever city it is that they live in, screams out its influence in 60s-era Marvel Comics, specifically Fantastic Four's goofy whimsy and action-packed familial ethos. And then it borrows a plot twist from Watchmen and creates something totally unique and original from it all. Pixar has, once more, gone beyond its influences to create something special.

Superheroes have been outlawed after Mr. Incredible stopped a man from committing suicide by jumping off of a building. He seeks damages and sues Mr. Incredible, which leads to a total governmental policy change: they’re outlawed and relocated. That’s the Watchmen influence. Now our superheroic family, Bob and Helen Parr plus their children, are living in the humdrum suburbs. It all looks a little bit like Burbank, but the suburbs look the same everywhere, no? And that focus on the family is what makes The Incredibles such a markedly different story from…say, Monster’s, Inc., this is Pixar at its most mature in tone. I know that kids loved it, but I know more adults that love this one the most. Halfway through seeing it in theaters I knew that this was going to be my favorite Pixar film, and so far it still is. (Although Monster’s, Inc. and the Toy Story trilogy are often close behind.)

Bob Parr, stuck at a job selling insurance in which he looks comically too large to be in that cubicle, welcomes a chance to be a superhero once again. In comes Mirage, a mysterious woman with a job proposition. And so begins the action/adventure portion of the story. But here’s the genius move by writer-director Brad Bird, he never drops the human element and the story always takes center stage over the visual pyrotechnics. I cared about Dash and Violet just as much as their parents. It’s also a genius move to give a depressed teenager the ability to disappear, something I bet we all wished for during those years, and the hyperactive, precocious little boy the ability to run really fast.

But let’s discuss those visual pyrotechnics. I described the film as being a moving Jack Kirby comic strip, and so it is, but there’s also the imprint of Fleischer’s Superman animated shorts on the film. Look at those Omnidroids and tell me you don’t see the resemblance to the Superman short “The Mechanical Monsters,” in which a mad man used his robotic workers to cause destruction and chaos.

And the sheer scope of the film is a thing of beauty. Not only do we see the suburbs and the city, but a tropical island fortress, take a journey under the sea, visit the ultra-modern mansion/studio of Edna Mode, to name but a few. The Bond franchise has nothing on this film.

Yet gorgeous animation is only half the battle in creating a believable character that we root for in a film like this. They need a voice to bring the personality and character to life, The Incredibles nails this aspect in every role, no matter how major or minor. Craig T. Nelson’s take on Mr. Incredible has the cocksure bravado necessary for the character at the beginning, then transitions into a more somber and wistful tone as he is forced into domesticity and giving up the heroics. Holly Hunter is all fire, sass, maternal love and warmth as Elasti-Girl. Samuel L. Jackson’s Frozone alternates between suave superhero and fraught married man, not to mention that the animators have clearly taken numerous facial tics from Jackson and transposed them into his character. Sarah Vowell and Spencer Fox complete the Incredibles as a family/superhero unit, portraying the chronically shy and self-conscious Violet and hyperkinetic and attention-seeking Dash. Elizabeth Peña’s sultry voice makes the character of Mirage, so mysterious and given too little development and screen time, a bigger bang. I walked away wanting to know more about Mirage thanks to Peña’s exactly vocal performance.

Yet it’s Brad Bird, the visionary behind the entire film, voicing Edna Mode, a scene-stealer character regardless, that walks away with the vast majority of memorable scenes and quotes. Bird gives her a cracked out energy, like Anna Wintour unleashing her megalomaniac id all over a Marvel Comics issue from the Stan Lee-Jack Kirby days. But don’t count out Jason Lee as the film’s villain Syndrome, a child who idolized Mr. Incredible but grew up jealous at the fact that he was merely adequate and normal instead of powered like his idol. His fantasy and plan to enact a new order in which he is the lone “incredible” by killing off various retired heroes and building a better killing machine that he controls feel straight from the mind of Alan Moore. And Lee’s twisted energy really sells the villain, creating a portrait of twisted ethics and the madness brought on by seeking to be something more than you are.

The Incredibles remains the greatest film version of the Fantastic Four in a roundabout way. And it's a towering achievement in Pixar’s catalog in terms of emotional and visual scope. If any film in their catalog seemed primed and open for a sequel, it would be this one. I still await it as Pixar churns out terrible cash-grabs (Cars 2), an emotionally devastating and resonant franchise closer (Toy Story 3) and a humorous but predictable prequel (Monster's University). Will we ever get Incredibles 2? At this point, it seems like it's best to just leave this one alone as a bright, shining, standard-bearer of the studio operating at its highest level.

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Another Pixar classic!

Posted : 8 years, 8 months ago on 1 January 2010 10:44

This is a very different animated film that has ever been done. The Incredibles is a film that is just an absolute masterpiece with such unbelievable action for an animated film which I don't think has ever happened before. It is one of the very few animated epics. Others with it are Aladdin and The Lion King. It is an absolutely incredible story with such beautiful characters, hilarious humour and really thrilling scenes. I think The Incredibles is the superhero film that almost every family have been waiting a lot time for. I saw The Incredibles at the cinema when I was 13 years old and I was literally obsessed with it but it wasn't my favourite film at the time. Two of the back-to-back PIXAR films have been the most cleverly humorous ones: Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. It is such a phenomenal film that I would call almost a perfect action animated film. It was about time there was an animated film like The Incredibles because it is like a little boy's dream to be a superhero and The Incredibles shows the reality of that ambition. The cast was really awesome.

It stars Craig T. Nelson as voice of Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible, Holly Hunter as voice of Helen Parr/Elastigirl, Samuel L. Jackson as voice of Lucius Best/Frozone, Jason Lee as voice of Buddy Pine/Syndrome, Wallace Shawn as voice of Gilbert Huph, director Brad Bird as voice of Edna Mode and more. I loved all of the different sets of characters within this masterpiece. Mr. Incredible/Bob Parr is a man who has unlimited strength. He marries Elastigirl/Helen Parr (her maiden name is unknown) and their marriage affects the other superheros and the whole town they live in. They try and keep undercover of their true identity. Helen is a woman who can stretch any part of her body in any possible way she could. For example, like messing around with chewing gum (just a figure of speech and example). Helen and Bob have three children but all three of them are diagnosed with superpowers. The eldest child Violet Parr is a young teenage girl who has two powers. She has invisibility and can create force and protection fields around her or anyone around her. The middle child Dash Parr is the most like Bob because he is a young blond haired arrogant little child. He has unlimited speed and can run as fast as a plane can fly or in easier terms can run like a bolt of lightning. The youngest child and baby Jack-Jack Parr is a little boy that none of his family thought had any powers at all but he does. Jack-Jack can turn himself into metal iron and can control temperature levels by turning himself into flames and also into little red devils. Bob's best friend and fellow superhero Frozone/Lucius Best is an American-African man who can use snow/ice in any way he could apart from actually turning himself into it. I loved Bob's boss Gilbert Huph because he is a tiny little arrogant man who has a big man like Bob as his employee who he can push around but on one scene Bob loses his cool with him and throws him through five walls of the building. That was bloody hilarious! I was in hysterics for about 15 minutes. My favourite character from the whole film is definitely Edna 'E' Mode because she is hilarious. She has a hilarious voice, wacky personality and a stubborn attitude. Her voice was just constantly hilarious every single time I heard a word come out of her mouth.

Brad Bird's direction of The Incredibles is incredible. He has created PIXAR's most hard-hitting film to date. Bird is my favourite animated filmmaker because he has created really clever films with deeply interesting characters even though they are totally different films. Bird's work in The Incredibles is beyond any other filmmaker because he makes a film that is an action film but made it clever, hilarious and quite deep in drama for the genre it is mainly part of: animation. There has never been and probably never will be any other animated film like The Incredibles. It is as simple as that and nothing/nobody can take that away from The Incredibles. It is a one-of-a-kind family, action-comedy-sci fi film. Most superhero films have pretty lame scripts but the script in The Incredibles is beyond any other superhero film other than The Dark Knight.

The Incredibles is one of the smartest animated films ever. It is my third favourite superhero film ever after The Dark Knight and Spider-Man 2. I am a massive PIXAR fan and I love pretty much all of the films they have done. The Incredibles is my fifth favourite PIXAR so far after Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc.. Bird's work on this and Ratatouille are absolutely awesome but I love Ratatouille more. The Incredibles has the best ending ever from an animated film too. The Incredibles is an absolutely amazing one-of-a-kind masterpiece that is one of the best action films of the decade. It is a film that I will definitely love for the rest of your life.

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Posted : 9 years, 4 months ago on 7 May 2009 08:55

So far, this is my favorite animated feature of all time.
One of the best voice castings for the lead roles I've seen (or is it heard?) & it has a great story, full of charm, wit & family chemistry. I always thought that Hollywood never seem to be able to put out 100% in any feature dealing with superheroes, but they really did with this one. The effects are incredibly cool, the over-all visuals are stunning & the characters are all drawn with an equally high level of quality & dynamicism (.... is that really a word?). Added with the "Jack Jack Attack" story on the DVD, & I know that it will probably be a long time before the family "I's" get dethroned from #1 on my list of fave computer animation movies.

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The Incredibles (2004) review

Posted : 11 years, 1 month ago on 10 August 2007 08:43

I'm not usually a fan of Disney films, but I can certainly spot a good one when I see one. Sadly, The Incredibles doesn't fall into that category. I saw this at a packed out cinema and it certainly has its moments. The story is the standard sensationalist superhero stuff and it does appeal to adults. It results in plenty of comedic scenes that had most of the cinema laughing, though that's really all I can remember of it. I think it's entirely appropriate for children, but I wasn't exactly swept off of my feet in the same way that I was with Toy Story, for instance.

It's definitely a children's film, there's no reason for adults to undergo 'Harry Potter' syndrome and pretend it's anything more! The most intriguing aspect of the film for me was Holly Hunter's voice acting. There's just something great about her voice!

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