Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
No gut, no glory
Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Decided to up the rating to a full five stars for the 'bloke factor'.
First time I saw this was in the theaters when it came out. Loved it then. Now, a rewatch on the telly almost ten years later and I loved it even more.
Brad Bird understands the animation genre so well. The Incredibles is an almost perfect example of how impeccable comedic timing and a character driven adventure can imbue that mystical and essential element a film like this needs. Fun. And the unashamed fun this has with the genre is irresistibly infectious, making it one of the best adventure films ever in my eyes.
Watching this film feels like a guy drawing out and recounting the…
Technically, aesthetically, and narratively outstanding, "The Incredibles" is an excellent, animated achievement. The film is a rollicking super hero adventure that features enduring characters and voice talent, rich and layered dialogue, and three dimensional cinematography that rivals many masterfully shot and lit, live-action films. "The Incredibles" is one of Disney's best, one of PIXAR's best, and one of the superhero genre's best.
Simply put, Brad Bird's sophomore picture was just incred.. No, no, I won't. In the day when Pixar had more focus on creating new ideas rather than franchises, they took a chance at hiring an outside talent for their next picture after "Finding Nemo" had wrapped. The man they chose was "The Iron Giant" director, Brad Bird. When watching the opening few minutes of The Incredibles, you can see a bit of the same concepts Bird used in his previous film. An old-timey style influences a news feed monologue given to us as a narration device as we learn that, after a very mature series of events, super heroes(known here simply as "Supers")are to be outlawed and must surrender their…
As Pixar films go, Brad Bird's The Incredibles stands as one of the greats in their cannon, which is saying something considering the considerably strong cannon they possess (regardless of recent weakness in their fire power).
Not only does it work as an animated feature, it also works as a straight up Superhero movie, a James Bond like adventure and just a fun family comedy as well. There is also an element of Watchmen in there regarding the initial downfall of superheroes and the eventual spurned kid turned Super Villain Syndrome who bumps off Superheroes himself.
The James Bond feel is there through out, theirs exotic locations, super villains with secret island headquarters, a master plan, Syndrome's assistant could be…
I wish I had the chance to see this as a kid.
After the disappointment that was Monsters University it seemed that I had lost almost all hope for Pixar to ever return to their former self. It's been many years since I've truly loved one of their films, and it's a real shame to see such a big part of my youth slowly decline. However, I still had Brad Bird's sophomore effort in the back of my mind. Bird is a very interesting director, and quite possibly the best Pixar ever picked up. His incredible talent as an animator is matched with an even stronger sense for characters and story. To put it bluntly, as far as storytelling goes,…
The more I see this, it just gets better and better. One of the best animated films ever made and one of my favorite films. Outstanding animation. Amazing characters. Great action. Funny, memorable moments. Incredible film. After this rewatch, I actually wouldn't mind a sequel. Hell, I demand a sequel! Somebody needs to make it happen!
The Pixar Studios, which cannot seem to take a wrong step, steps right again with "The Incredibles," a superhero spoof that alternates breakneck action with satire of suburban sitcom life. Here's another example of Pixar's mastery of popular animation.
Mr. Incredible, the hero of "The Incredibles," is a superhero in the traditional 1950s mold, dashing about town fighting crime and saving the lives of endangered civilians. Alas, the populace is not unanimously grateful, and he's faced with so many lawsuits for unlawful rescue and inadvertent side-effects that he's forced to retire. Under the government's Superhero Relocation Program, Mr. Incredible moves to the suburbs, joined by his wife Elastigirl and their children Violet, Dashiell and little Jack Jack.
One day, however,…
Still the best.
A fun kids film. What's more fun than a film centered around a kid with Down Syndrome who gets told to go away by some large man who then decides to murder innocent people including an attempt to murder the large man's kids and wife and then brags about it.
The moral of the story is of course, anyone with Down Syndrome is a threat.
The Incredibles has to be my favorite Pixar movie. It's absolutely hilarious with lovable and relatable characters and it has some of the finest action scenes in animation in my opinion. I adore the whole art deco style the movie was going for and it is surprisingly dark and very mature at times. The soundtrack is equally incredible and builds tension and provides the most memorable songs of all of Pixar's films. Brad Bird is a freaking animation wizard and I love every movie he has directed so far (especially this and The Iron Giant). I've seen the movie so many times that I can recite almost every line when watching it and I quote Edna Mode and Frozone in my everyday life whenever I can.
I loved this movie in 2004 and I still love this movie in 2014. Just a few things worth mentioning:
1. I never realized until tonight's viewing just how much influence the James Bond franchise had on this movie. Sure it's a superhero movie but the 007 influence is just as prevalent as the influence of those in tights. A few quick examples:
- There are John Barry moments EVERYWHERE in Michael Giacchino's score
- The "production design" is extremely reminiscent of the legendary Ken Adams.
- Exotic islands, volcanoes, sexy and mysterious women.
- Edna Mode is the eccentric costume whiz. She's the superhero universe's Q.
2. I had a crush on Elastigirl/Helen when I was 12 years old…
Best superhero movie or best movie about super heroes? Possibly both. If I could give it six stars for the use of Sarah Vowell, I would.
Out Watchmens Watchmen.
Review for In Review Online (June 15, 2009)
Expectations are hard to overcome. Following 2003’s highly acclaimed “Finding Nemo,” which won the Oscar for Best Animated Film, and enjoyed huge success at the box office, Pixar offered us something almost entirely different. Brad Bird, a director up to this point experienced only in 2D animation (his other project as a full-time director was 1999’s “The Iron Giant”), wrote and directed his take on the superhero genre, “The Incredibles.” Like ‘Nemo,’ it was praised enthusiastically by critics and audiences alike. This film was the feature in which Pixar got almost everything right: visually delightful and filled with color and style, morally complex and smart, superlatively choreographed and voiced by each actor…
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IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…