Movie Review: The Incredibles

Tonight I got a special birthday treat. My mom came down to watch Corbin so Jenn and I could go out on a date! We went to see the movie "The Incredibles", which is the latest Disney / Pixar film. It was great! It is really amazing to see how far animation has come. Jenn remarked to me how she was watching an old Bugs Bunny cartoon with Corbin a couple of days ago, and the difference from Bugs Bunny to the Incredibles was...well, incredible! A movie is more than just pretty pictures though, and this one had a pretty good story. The plot surrounds a family of super heros trying to get by as average citizens in the world. A series of lawsuits against the supers has led to them all entering a sort of protection program where they must live out their lives without displaying their powers. Mr. Incredible and ElastiGirl got married and had a family. Mr. Incredible, aka Bob Parr, is going through something of a mid-life crisis. He longs for the excitement of doing what he was meant to do: saving those in need. He and one of his super buddies sneak off once a week to listen to the police scanner, and occassionally sneak in a little action. Meanwhile, Elastigirl, aka Helen Parr, is trying to keep up with the demands of raising the three children. I won't ruin the movie for you by spelling out all of the plot points, but the film does a great job in finding the humor in day to day family life. Each of the children have powers that are an allegory to the typical behavior for kids. It was neat to see super heros that had human traits and problems. The movie had plenty of action, humor, and all around fun. If you have the opportunity, I would recommend that this be the next movie you see.


Jade Mason