Ever wonder what happened to all of your favorite childhood super heroes? Well, perhaps they have retired into normal lives with normal families. Perhaps.
Not long after Mr. Incredible marries Elastigirl, a mountain of lawsuits pile up against all the super heroes from the destruction they leave behind while saving the world and the people who inhabit it. Forced into retirement, the Incredibles settle down to lead a normal life, working normal jobs and raising their children.
Well, while their jobs may be normal, their children are not. Violet has invisibility and force field capability, and Dash had super speed powers. Only baby Jack-Jack appears to be without superpowers.
Bob Parr (a.k.a. Mr. Incredible) is extremely unhappy with his boring bank job, and often gets together with his best friend, Lucius Best (a.k.a. Frozone) to secretly fight crime. When the beautiful Mirage spies on them and discovers their identity, she sends a proposal to Mr. Incredible that is too good for him to refuse.
Bob hides his new "career" from his wife Helen (a.k.a. Elastigirl), though Helen notices Bob's happy new attitude and obvious weight loss. Until the day she discovers Mr. Incredible's newly mended suit and her suspicions lead her to chase him down to a small volcanic island.
It is here that things begin to go awry for the Incredibles, and when Helen discovers that Dash and Violet have stowed away on her plane as she flies off to confront her husband, the hilarious events become a family affair.
The Incredibles is not just a kid's movie, it's great for the entire family. I thought at first it would be too tame and too lame to watch, but I was delightfully surprised to discover how captivating and well done the movie is. Don't be afraid to pick it up and watch it, the humor is sharp and witty and the plot is clever and absorbing. Trust me, my kids are all grown and I bought this movie strictly for myself.
Look for great performances from voice actors Samuel Jackson, Elizabeth Pena, Wallace Shawn, Craig T. Nelson, and Holly Hunter. Highly entertaining with a hilarious ending, The Incredibles is a movie everyone can love. Enjoy!
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I won't go into reviewing the film itself. Hasn't everyone seen it!! It is terrific, deserved the Oscar and featured particularly high quality voice-work. Craig T. Nelson was a blast, Samuel Jackson was clearly charged up, Holly Hunter shows her funny side, and creator Brad Bird is terrific as Edna. The visuals are typically stunning, groundbreaking work from Pixar. The glossy '50s era sensibilities mixed with modern is just perfect for computer generated films. Pixar, better than anyone, seems … more
Pros: Story, animation, animation, animation. Cons: None The Bottom Line: The true test of a movies appeal is whether or not I would shell out another $6.50 to see it again. Absolutely! Pass the popcorn and M&Ms, plain not peanut. We live in an age of ever expanding possibilities, where quantum leaps in technology are the norm. But at the same time the quintessential human story remains the same: a timeless loop of emotions; … more
Pros: Great animation and premise. Cons: Long, drags in many places. The Bottom Line: Despite some Flaws, Pixar has done it again. Super Heroes hold a special place in our popular culture and have providing countless hours of enjoyment for fans the world over. Children in years past often dreamt about being Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, or Wonder Woman and what they would do if they had super powers. Sadly the facts … more
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Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee Directed by Brad Bird Writer: Brad Bird 2004
Product Description From the Academy Award(R) winning creators of FINDING NEMO (2003 Best Animated Feature Film) comes the action-packed animated adventure about the mundane and incredible lives of a house full of superheroes. Bob Parr and his wife Helen used to be among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live "normal" lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. Exploding with fun and featuring an all-new animated short film, this spectacular 2-disc collector's edition DVD is high-flying entertainment for everyone.