Quick Review - Pixar's The Incredibles

No gut, no glory.

The Incredibles is a 2004 animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird, written by Brad Bird, produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios, and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. It stars Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter. It was nominated for and won Best Animated Feature and Best Sound Mixing, while also being nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Sound Editing. This is the first film in The Incredibles franchise. It was followed by Incredibles 2.


"Where's my super suit?" - Frozone

Plot


After superheroes are made illegal, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl settle down with their family, retiring the suits and focusing on their children. When a depressed Mr. Incredible finds a way to relive the glory days, he's sent on adventure that soon puts him in trouble and sucks his entire family back into super suits.


My Favorite Part of The Incredibles


The Incredibles is an absolute masterpiece.


People have called this the best Fantastic Four movie, and for good reason. The key thing about this movie is that it's more of a family story than a superhero epic. They flesh out Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl so well so that you know where they are in life, which explains their decisions later in the film. It's such a tight script and such a well-done family dramedy that you sometimes forget you're watching an insanely entertaining superhero movie.


My Least Favorite Part of The Incredibles


To be honest, I don't know. I don't love the character of Mirage. I think she's the only piece of this movie that doesn't fit entirely. It seems like her character was the villain sidekick and then had a forced redemptive arc. But I'm honestly reaching there. This movie is amazing.


Why I Love The Incredibles


I've loved this movie since I was a kid. I watched it in 2019 and didn't love it, but when I watched it again today, I realized how amazing this film is. The way that it sticks out in the rest of the superhero genre is so impressive. The characters are super relatable and likable. The 60s spy aesthetic is just perfect. And the entertainment value for the entire family is great. I LOVE this movie.


Final Thoughts and Score


I went into this watch of The Incredibles a little bit skeptical. I wasn't sure I would love it like I used to. How wrong I was.


I will go Sweet. Age range is 4+.


SWEET N' SOUR SCALE

Sweet (Great) Savory (Good) Sour (Bad) Moldy (Terrible)


"The Incredibles"


Fun Factor: 9.5/10

Acting: 8/10

Story: 9.5/10

Characters: 10/10

Quality: 9.5/10


Directed by Brad Bird


Rated PG for cartoon violence and action, disturbing themes, suggestive material, thematic elements


Released on November 5, 2004


1 hour and 55 minutes


Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible

Holly Hunter as Helen Parr / Elastigirl

Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr

Spencer Fox as Dash Parr

Jason Lee as Buddy Pine / Syndrome

Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best / Frozone

Elizabeth Peña as Mirage

Brad Bird as Edna Mode

Eli Fucile and Maeve Andrews as Jack-Jack Parr

Bud Luckey as Rick Dicker

Wallace Shawn as Gilbert Huph

Lou Romano as Bernie Kropp

Dominique Lewis as Bomb Voyage

John Ratzenberger as The Underminder