Shortly after Dreamworks screwed up with the uninspired "Shark Tale",Pixar contains its remarkably success story with "The Incredibles". Andwhile I have to say that I liked "Finding Nemo" a bit better, "TheIncredibles" is still an amazing movie.<br><br>First of all, this is because it's funny. It's not so funny that you'reconstantly laughing out loud, but there are more than enough good jokesin the movie to keep you entertained, and it's full of goodobservations about superhero movies (note all the ridiculous superheroand villain names) and references to other movies. It's also abrilliant James Bond spoof/homage, containing all the gadgets, secretisland bases and crazy schemes that made early Bond movies so much fun.<br><br>Secondly, this movie has heart and charm in droves. It's full ofmemorably and likable characters you can really identify with and careabout. Characters like Edna are instant classics. The voice acting isuniversally excellent, but Holly Hunter steals the show as Elastigirl.This is a movie that doesn't need toilet humor, characters modeled likecelebrities, or a "hip" soundtrack...it easily succeeds on charm andstyle alone.<br><br>Also, I found it to be a surprisingly good action movie. The plentifulaction sequences are full of energy, extremely fast-paced, andexciting, and put many a live-action movie to shame.<br><br>Finally, I also liked the tone and message of the movie. "TheIncredibles" basically makes a plea against mediocrity, breaking withthe politically correct idea that "everybody is special" (and thusnobody really is), and encouraging people to use the talents they havebeen given. I think this couldn't be more true. Not all people areequally talented (just compare Pixar to Dreamworks), but this is noreason to keep the talented people from not reaching their fullpotential just because it makes the less talented ones feel bad.<br><br>"The Incredibles", while maybe not as hilarious as I had hoped (thoughit's still very funny), is nonetheless an extremely entertaining movie,that manages to charm you wit its combination of great characters, lotsof style, tongue-in-cheek attitude and good message. Highlyrecommended.<br><br>****1/2 of ***** stars
Animation / Action
Animation / Action
Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the world's greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. Always saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire as superheroes to live a "normal life" with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack (who were secretly born with superpowers). 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.
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