Was a bit apprehensive going to this after seeing the trailers as it doesn’t give you much to go on. There’s the obvious fact that its about a family of superheros which is a change from the usual buddy comedies that Pixar produce. It’s obvious that Pixar took a risk in straying into untried territory but its a risk that has paid off. The Incredibles lives up to its name with a solid story detailing the Parr family led by Bob who, after being sued for saving someone, retires into suburbia and lives a fairly ordinary life while trying to cope with not using his powers.
The whole family are brilliantly animated and the team at Pixar once again inject them with humour and depth while maintaining the cartoonish illusion. There’s a sense in this film that they have strayed a bit further away from the “kiddie” movie and its not as “kiddish” as Toy Story or Monsters Inc. The story remains solid throughout and theres some genuine cracking set-pieces. The graphics are fantastic and they really went for it in creating realistic humans, fire and water. Overall, its a fantastic addition to Pixar’s library and a certainty to be in my DVD drive come the middle of next year.
Tony’s Rating: 8/10
Plot Synopsis: Mr. Incredible is a superhero; or he used to be, until a surge of lawsuits against superheroes submitted by the people they’ve saved forced the government to hide them in witness protection programs so they could lead normal, anonymous lives. Now known exclusively by his secret identity, Bob Parr, he lives with his wife Helen, formerly Elastigirl, and their three children Violet, Dash, and Jack Jack. He works as an insurance claims specialist, and he’s fed up with his pushy boss and his immoral profession, but his wife’s worked too hard to build a normal life for her family to abide his nostalia for heroism. When Mr. Incredible’s offered the chance to play the role of hero again by a mysterious informant, he jumps at the opportunity, but when it turns out to be a trap set by an old nemesis he had a hand in corrupting, the whole family must reveal themselves to save Mr. Incredible and countless innocents.
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Saw this in Vietnam (got the DVD for 20p actually, damn those nasty pirates). Was very pleasantly surprised. Great movie for such an uninspired title.