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The Incredibles (Blu-Ray)Walt Disney Home Entertainment2004/Rated PG/Running Time 115 minsList Price: $45.99 – Available April 12, 2011With amazing strength and popularity amongst superheroes, Bob Parr is Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) a hero with a heart of gold who battles criminals one moment and saves kittens in a tree the next. While rescuing a suicide jumper who didn't want to be saved, Bob ignites a public fury against superheroes, soon finding themselves facing one lawsuit after another, causing the government to develop a "Superhero Relocation Program". Fifteen years later, Bob has settled down and married the beautiful Helen a.k.a. Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), whose powers rival those of Mr. Fantastic and Plastic Man and has given him three wonderful children. Missing the fast and furious life as an adventurer, Bob is now stuck in a dead end job at an insurance company whose sole purpose appears to be robbing its customers blind. »
Given how much fun is present in animating super-heroics, it’s interesting to note that feature film makers eschewed delving into the genre. Maybe they were scared off by the iconic Fleischer Studio Superman shorts from the 1940s or were disdainful of the subject matter. We got the first taste of what could be with the wonderful and underrated Iron Giant. It’s little surprise, then, that its director, Brad Bird would produce the first feature animated film to focus on super-heroics with the marvelous Pixar production The Incredibles.
In 115 glorious minutes, Bird and company wonderfully honored the tropes of herodom while telling a strong story about good versus evil and more importantly, about family. Much has been written about the Parr family resembling the Fantastic Four, but the number is about all they have in common. Instead, we’re looking a far better version of No Ordinary Family that »
- Robert Greenberger
2 items from 2011
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