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A dysfunctional family of famous superheroes, led by the retired and overweight Mr. Incredible is placed in a quiet suburb by the Witness Protection Program in order to protect them from a public outburst, when Supers are branded a Socially Disruptive Influence.
But their peaceful existence is hardly that, with family disagreements and work stresses causing Mr Incredible to slip and flip-out forcing them to relocate, change names, and generally upturn their lives. When he is offered a chance to relive his old glory, Mr I dons his outfit once more, and takes off for 'a conference' that generally leads to more trouble than it was worth.
But from every pile of ashes could rise a new phoenix of hope...
I LOVE this movie (which is a great thing when your 3 year old wants to watch it again and again).
I love that this movie has so much in it for the kids, and yet so much in it for their parents as well. Superheroes with capes made me think of Superman, the bickering and fighting between the older two children, Dash & Violet. The arguments between the parents about which turn off to take, telling off their son Dash etc.
With lots of laughs, touching moments between family members, delight in Jack, plenty of action and fight scenes this is a very well rounded film for the entire family and one that I can see my grandchildren enjoying just as much in 20 years as my children are today.
After seeing the 'Behind the Scenes' on TV the other night, I had to go see this one... not that I had any intention of missing it anyway. Pixar have never made anything I haven't enjoyed... and the off-beat stuff is the best of all!
The lead-in to The Incredibles contains a little miniflick about a lamb with a bad haircut, and a rare creature that seemed to be a hybrid of a rabbit, a kangaroo and some form of dear. So very, very warped. A great entree, as is becoming usual in such films.
The main feature was stunning! Great plot with some real humour, special effects only possible with CGI, and brilliant characterisations. I LOVED all the cool vehicles the arch-villain had created, my personal favourite was the jetcraft shaped somewhat like a short manta ray. It could drive, fly and swim! Awesome! With that feeling of taking a little sideways poke at all the comic superheros of the 50-70's, this was a non-stop laugh rollercoaster.
If you have seen 'Unbreakable' with Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis, you'll find the 'twist at the end' to be a little predictable, especially as it was actually about half way through the movie instead.
Overall, all in our moviegoing party were in agreement, a great movie, and has a space in our collections pre-booked.
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