The Incredibles

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Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar film directed and written by Brad Bird. Running time: 115 minutes. Rated PG.

 

Hard to believe, inconceivable, extraordinary, astounding and fantastic and that was just the trailer for the new Star Wars film. Even more fantastic was that this film was truly incredible and not just a clever name.

 

What is real stuptifying is that comic book films of a high budget and means can’t be as intelligent as this film. Daredevil and the Hulk have the combined screenplay IQs of a fucking Ernest film (God rest his soul). From the set up through the trials of a mundane life without accolades and further without any excitement and all the way to the climax of this thrilling adventure this film was just an absolute pleasure to watch. Great voice acting by the appropriately cast Craig T. Nelson (better known as coach and that guy from Poltergeist) and Holly Hunter made these characters very familiar and real and are reinforced by solid situational scenarios not unlike a very funny sitcom.

 

This is the perfect family film in all senses of the genre. It’s non-offensive and funny it’s all about the common dysfunctional family. When I stress the quality of writing it means that you are never left with that all too familiar film going feeling of “well, why doesn’t so and so do this?” Each unique character is given a special ability and each is utilized and then re-utilized whenever it’s appropriate. Not like those shit X-Men films where each character has a unique inability to do anything that they are capable of doing and are completely miscast and clawing and scraping through pretentious melodramas more on the level with Dawson’s Creek.

 

This is the best animated film I’ve seen this year and quite possibly the only animated film I’ve seen this year. Regardless this is one of the best films I’ve seen this year. So suit up and see the only superhero movie where capes are not only optional, but utterly discouraged.

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~ by fumikaelson on November 27, 2004.

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