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He''s strong, he''s fast, he''s brave, he is Mr. Incredible, rescuer of small kittens, stopper of mad terrorists and boyfriend to a more than flexible woman. Sadly for him his life in the spot light is about to come to a shattering conclusion. When Mr. Incredible saves a man from an attempted suicide the results are tragic. The victim of this rescue proceeds to sue his would be saviour for psychological damages.
"You never saved my life. YOU RUINED MY DEATH!!!"
It''s not too long before this catches on and people begin suing their heroes left right and center. Recognizing the fact that legal fees are approaching the cost of a terrorist attack the government has just one option. The super hero relocation program. Heroes the world over are forced to hang up their capes and live by their run of the mill alias''s. Mr. Incredible and his wife Elastigirl are now simply Bob and Helen Parr. He''s an insurance salesman by day and a bowler by night, she''s a quiet suburban housewife struggling to raise a family of average everyday kids.
The trouble is that only Helen is truly happy with such a mundane existence. Their son Dashiell (Dash) wants to use his super speed in the arena of sports, and their daughter Violet is becoming a social drop out who uses her invisibility powers to avoid being seen by the kids at school. However it''s Bob who''s suffering the worst. He remembers the glory days and absolutely hates the amount of attention given to relatively minor achievements.
"It''s psychotic! They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity."
So when a mysterious woman offers him the chance to return to his super hero ways he jumps at the chance. Concealing the truth from his family and therefore risking far more than just the world.
That is what is so great about Pixar''s latest animated hit The Incredibles, like The Simpsons it focuses on the irony of real life and lets the fantastical backdrop take secondary place. The opening to the film alone manages to make fun of the two faced double standards of celebrities, and societies obsession with idiotic law suits. It''s like Homer always says, "It''s funny because it''s true!" You see Mr. Incredible grinning at the cameras telling everybody they can all be special, but then squashing the good intentions of a young boy trying to help and you laugh because this is what you see from celebrities every day. You see a man suing a hero for saving him and you laugh because you know that if super heroes really existed then people (Americans) would sue them to make an easy buck. Then as the body of the film kicks in and you see Bob as this guy fed up with being screwed by his employers and hating his uninteresting life and you can relate. You see Helen being called into the school, struggling to control the kids at the dinner table and you laugh. Not because it''s stupid, but, quite the contrary, because it''s real.
Unfortunately this will likely to cause a lot of the humor to sore straight over the kids heads. That''s where the action scenes come in. Bold, colorful and very well animated these scenes that feature a young girl bowling into enemies with her energy shield, a mother turning into a parachute and a boy punching the bad guy a thousand times a minute will have the younguns enthralled.
Really Pixar have done it again. They''ve cast voice actors who manage to be over the top enough to be funny but at the same time real enough to be real. They make the films style work so that you have a film for all the family. Parents will be able to appreciate the intelligent satire, while kids will love the action and visuals. It may not be a Finding Nemo beater but it''s still one of the years best.
As a family we watch a movie most Saturday or sunday nights, we have "favourites" that we watch again and again, and this film is definitely in that list.
The incredibles is a Pixar film, directed by Brad Bird and produced by john Walker. It was released in 2004 and was well received by critics, receiving an award for best animated feature as well as 2 academy awards.
It lasts 115 minutes and the animation is very good quality.
The voices include Craig T Nelson (Mr Incredible) Holly Hunter (Elastigirl) Jason Lee (syndrome) Sarah Powell (violet) Samuel L Jackson (frozone) Spencer fox (Dash)
The story focuses initially on the Super Heroes (or Supers) being very heroic but due to a few unfortunately incidents, the public start turning on them, forcing them to live "normal lives". Later we see an older Mr Incredible as Bob Parr and his wife Elastigirl Helen Parr are married with their 3 children (Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack) and living in suburbia. Bob is frustrated and unhappy with his job in insurance whilst his wife appears happy in her house wife role. Dash is also frustrated as is not along to be competitive as Helen believes this would "blow their cover" and their real identities would be discovered. The story unfolds and anything more would be a plot spoiler. There's lots of laughs along the way and the story kept everyone engrossed from start to finish.
The DVD cover shows the incredible family in their dashing red matching suits and black identity covering eye masks.
I would definitely recommend this DVD as a family film. Its £6.77 from Amazon including delivery as a 2 disc collector set, £5.99 BIN on ebay, blu- ray for £10 from Asda with free delivery.
Im awarding a 5 Doo Yoo star as its a great film.
I had wanted to see this film for some time so when I saw it was available to watch on BBC I player then I decided to settle down and give it a watch. I had heard good things about it so was keen to give it a go. This is a film only review.
The film begins by showing us superhero Mr Incredible meeting Elastigirl. They fall in love and get married. Fast forward ten years and we see the couple are living a normal lifestyle. They now have children and no longer are superheros. Instead, Mr Incredible (now known as Bob Parr) goes to work everyday at an insurance company and Elastigirl (now known as Helen Parr) stays at home to look after the children.
The pair have 3 children, Violet who is hitting her teens, Dash who is about ten and Jack-Jack the baby. Now Dash and Violet both have special powers however, Jack-Jack seems to be normal so far. Dash is forever getting in trouble at school despite his Mother constantly telling him he must not use his special skill of speed.
Now Bob is growing restless, he is fed up of his job and wishes he could go back to the days when he was his own boss and he was Mr Incredible. He knows Helen will tell him no and that it's a stupid idea but he is desperate to return to the superhero world - what should he do?
I really enjoyed this film from start to finish. It is one of those children's films that both adults and children can enjoy throughout. There is plenty for adults to focus on but it is also fun, action filled and colourful which also helps hold children's attention.
I loved the plot of the film, it was something different than I had seen before and I loved watching what Bob was going to do and how the family got along in their everyday lives. I think the family is portrayed to represent an everyday family which allows people to imagine it was their own family.
The characters were well thought out and planned well. The whole family were nice and kind and I loved them all immediately. The kids allow children to relate to them as Dash is a typical young boy and Violet is a typical tween!
The plot flowed really well and there was never a dull moment in the film, there was always plenty to focus on and the ending was done very well. It tied up everything well and was done quickly meaning it was not at all dragged out.
I think this film is perfect family viewing, it is fun and fast paced and there is nothing in it which will offend anyone.
The film was released in 2004.
It was written and directed by Brad Bird.
It runs for 115 minutes and is rated a U.
It stars Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter.
The film won 2 Oscars.
"The Incredibles" is a 2004 Animated Action Movie created by Pixar Studios and directed by Brad Bird, it stars Craig T Nelson, Jason Lee, Holly Hunter and Samuel L Jackson.
Mr Incredible ( Craig T Nelson ) is on his way to a very important function, its the evening of his Wedding to Elastigirl ( Holly Hunter ) and being a Superhero he finds himself being distracted along the way fighting crime and the forces of Evil, during one such battle with "Bomb Voyage" Mr Incredible finds himself attracting the unwanted help of obsessed fan "Buddy Pine" ( Jason Lee ), help which almost gets them both killed, and as such Bomb Voyage is allowed to escape, despite his heroic attempts Mr Incredible and other superheroes that night find themselves having lawsuits filed against them by people they saved and the ensuing backlash from the public finds superheroes forgoing their powers and attempting normal lives.
Now known as Bob and Helen Parr, Mr Incredible and Elastigirl have settled down and raised a family, Bob also has a Job as an insurance claims adjustor, a Job he hates and constantly finds mundane and as such he and his friend Lucius Best, formerly known as "Frozone" ( Samuel L Jackson ) sneak out at nighttime and fight crime trying to relive some of their former glory.
One night though Bob receives a mysterious letter from an individual named Mirage who offers him the chance to fight crime again and become a Superhero, offering him a job and a large sum of Money to fly to a secret island and destroy a rogue robot, presented with the chance to do what he does best Mr Incredible rises to the challenge, however all is not as it seems and soon Mr Incredible faces someone from his past and his wife and children must realise their own true potential as superheroes and save Mr Incredible, along with the world !!
The Incredibles was a revalation when it was released in 2004, Pixar studios have always been the finest animation studio of the last 20 years and have consistently proved it with such movies as Toy Story, Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo, and this movie is no exception.
The quality of the animation is top notch and fits perfectly the style they were attempting, the chiseled looks of Mr Incredible is reminiscent of some of the comic book heroes of the past, and they way they aged him and had him gain weight as he blended into society is genius, its also quite dark in places and skirts the fine line between kids movie and purely for grown ups. there's some distinct humour in there thats intended solely for adults ( for instance Elastigirl realising that when she puts on her superhero costume, her butt has grown !! ) and some dark moments as Mr Incredible faces the potential loss of his family !
This both feels like an animated movie and also has the feel of a live action, superhero movie in the vein of Batman or Spiderman and as such is timeless, the actors do a great job fitting into their respective roles and in particular Craig T Nelson does a wonderful job with the deep, booming charismatic voice of Mr Incredible .
This is one of those rare movies that will appeal to kids and adults in equal measures and both will enjoy it immensely for what it really is, well written, well animated and well put together, truly one of the finest animated movies of the last 20 years
For me when it comes to Pixar and animation these two words go hand in hand and they normally don't let the audience down on entertainment and funny movies that they make. This movie was released around five years back now and I only recently watched The Incredibles again on DVD as I got it for about £6.
At the start of the movie we see Mr. Incredible played by Craig T. Nelson managing to stop a getaway, save a cat from a tree, foiling an attempted bank robbery and saving someone from suicide. After all that he still finds time to race off to to marry Elastigirl played by Holly Hunter. So this here is a man who has to juggle work and home life. Not an easy job as we all know but even harder for a superhero.
However not everyone who is saved is grateful and not everybody wants to be rescued. So we now discover that the person he saved from comitting suicide is filing a lawsuit against him as they wanted to die. Pretty soon this act escalates into chaos and before long all superheroes are being held to account over their actions and it's not long before the government has to step in.
The government decide that they will let all superheroes off any charges filed against them but as part of this deal they must give up their superhuman ways and live like a normal mortal amongst us all. So they have to now struggle on and make it in this world without any of their superpowers.
Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are relocated for their own protection and try to raise their family, Violet who is their older daughter, son Dash and baby Jack. They are now as anonymous as they can be and no-one knows their secret. Mr. Incredible though finds it hard to cope and adjust to life of an ordinary man again with a 9-5 job. So how will he cope or will he be called upon again to save the world?
I thought as far as movies go this was a pretty unique and original idea for a story and again, like so many of Pixar's efforts is extremely funny throughout. It does start a bit slowly but that's just so the story can be set up and the characters introduced.
The animation itself is amazing once again. The colours are bright and the characters well detailed and defind. They certainly must have put in some effort and it shows as normal.
It's a little bit like a James Bond 007 style movie just with animation as it follows that sort of path where it's entertaining but a little unrealistc. But then this is the world of superheroes and is a cartoon at the end of the day.
For me I loved this movie and would watch it again and again and I think that kids alike will really warm to it as well and while they might not get all the jokes will definately warm to the main characters who are all very likeable. One word for this movie - 'Incredible!'
Traditionally in Pixar films the main characters aren't actually human, they do have human characters but they are normally part of the sub-plots or simply help the story to progress. This is where The Incredibles, Pixar's sixth feature film, differs; the entire cast of main characters are human.
Mr. Incredible or Bob Parr is a superhero with super strength and a high resistance to pain, before his marriage to Elastigirl or Helen Parr he decides he has time to save some lives. As he tries to capture the villain Bomb Voyage, an obsessed fan, Buddy Pine, comes to help, because of this he is almost killed and Mr. Incredible has to let Bomb Voyage escape in order to save Buddy's life.
The exploits of Mr. Incredible that night lead to the public filing law suits against him, one man saying that he saved him although he didn't want to be saved. This leads to a public backlash and the 'supers' are forced to go into hiding and live anonymously among ordinary citizens.
15 years later and Bob is stuck working for an insurance company and finds himself bored with his life. He and best friend Frozone still re-live the glory days behind their wives backs but for Mr. Incredible it just isn't enough. Bob doesn't show any interest in his family and this frustrates Helen who is left to deal with their children, who also have super powers, on her own. Then Bob gets a message from an unknown source and he begins living his superhero life again, behind his families back.
The main problem with this film is that it just doesn't get going quickly enough. Usually with a Pixar film you are thrust into the action more or less straight away but here we have to watch as Bob and his family live out their mundane life before anything really happens. It is a good story and challenges issues surrounding family life and how hard it is to strike up the perfect balance between work and family, and you will find it on the whole and enjoyable experience.
When the film eventually gets going the action doesn't stop until the very end at it is well worth waiting for. The action sequences are awesome and look spectacular, as you would expect from Pixar. The inventions of our foe are truly imaginative and look great, I especially enjoyed the sticky balls that attach themselves to an intruder and then expand to trap them.
This film also has a lot of different locations, compared to other Pixar films and each location looks unique and brilliant. Bob's office and home look dull and mundane, matching the way he feels about his life and then when he returns to his superhero duties the sets become exotic and exciting. The island where most of the action takes place looks great, the jungle is very well made and the creators have paid great attention to the smallest details to make the environments look interesting and exciting. The animation doesn't quite reach the levels of the likes of Finding Nemo and Up for sheer colourfulness and imaginativeness, but it is still an excellent achievement.
All the characters look great, as you would expect, and because the characters are all human Pixar have had to turn their attentions to the human features rather than bringing something else to life. Most of the characters have at least one stand out feature. Mr. Incredible has a huge upper body and relatively normal sized legs, Frozone has an overly elongated face and Dash, Mr. Incredible's son, is weirdly small. All of the characters features are relative to the characters power, Mr. Incredible is huge and he is has super strength. It's not just the features of the characters that match there powers however, it's there characteristics too, Frozone is a super cool character, enhanced by the fact he is voiced by Samuel L. Jackson , and he has the ability to produce ice from his hands.
The characters are also very solid and well rounded. Violet, Incredible's daughter doesn't want her ability and wants nothing more than to fit in and be normal, she is very quiet and shy, she is quite awkward and doesn't do well in social situations. Dash is very competitive and would like nothing more than to do sports and beat all his friends at school and Helen only cares about one thing, her family, and she will do anything to protect them.
As I mentioned earlier, The Incredibles was the first Pixar film to feature an entire cast of humans, albeit super humans and I think this lets the film down. It might seem her harsh criticism but for me the magic of Pixar's creations is the fact they manage to bring human emotions to other things, toys, fish, rats and even cars. The film looks brilliant the characters are solid and well round but at the end of the day they're only human.
Although this isn't my favourite Pixar animation it is still very entertaining, extremely well-made and a must see film. You will love the characters and perhaps relate to what their feeling. The Incredibles is yet another super creation from animation powerhouse Pixar.
FILM ONLY REVIEW
Metroville is the home of Mr Incredible, he is a hard working superhero and always has to do good, the only thing is he usually ends up making trouble and leaving a trail of destruction in his path. The final straw comes when he is trying to stop a bank being robbed but his biggest fan gets in the way and he ends up saving a guy who did not want to be saved. The man he saved decides to sue him and unfortunately he wins. This sees all the victims and people who Mr Incredible and all the other superheroes have saved starting their own cases against the heroes.
As a result of this court action the government decides that the Superheroes must stop using their powers and become regular people. Mr Incredible now has to live as Bob Parr working in a boring job and living a quiet life with his wife Helen, formally Elastagirl, and three children. This is hard for Bob and he seeks the thrill of using is powers so he and Frozone start listening into the police radios and try to do good but as always things go wrong for Bob.
Mirage soon finds Bob and asks him to help stop a robot which has become too cleaver for them on a remote island but will Bob be able to put the suit back on to help or will he do as his wife urges and stay with his normal life?
I have wanted to see this film for some time but never really got around to getting to DVD so when I saw this advertised on the TV I decided I had to Sky Plus it and watch it in peace when the children had gone to bed! I am quite a fan of the film which Pixar make as they always seem to appeal both to children and adults, so this for me was no exception. I found the storyline was good and different from other superhero films as they were not allowed to use their powers and we saw how they struggled to cope with everyday life and the boringness of it.
The animation was excellent and I think a lot of time and effort went into the making of this film. I know it is an animation but everything had been given lots of detail so the characters really did look very realistic. I loved how they made the scenery so detailed and believable and think the whole concept with the animation and the realness of the people worked very well. The main characters in the film were Bob and his wife. I loved the way Bob changed when he had to stop using his powers and how he got fat! I liked the ordinariness which they both showed when at home and how they had to try and control the children and stop them using their powers when having an argument, this did make for some funny scenes.
The voices which all of the characters had really did suit them very well. Bob/Mr Incredible was voiced by Craig Nelson, Helen was voiced by Holly Hunter, Frozone was Samuel L Jackson and the villain was voiced by Jason Lee. I found they really did make an effort when giving the voice over's and they managed to get them just right and put the right emotions into the words they were saying and really did make the animations come to life.
There is some scenes of the Incredible getting into danger but the way it is done does not make it scary or unsuitable for young viewers and this is another thing I like about the Pixar films is that they really are suitable for children of all ages. The certificate on this film is a Universal and I do definitely agree with this. The running time of the film is 115 minutes and I found this to be a good length. The music throughout the film is very good and suited the parts in which it was used very well. I did find that there were no stand out tracks used but they were all very appropriate.
My boys did watch this film but not at the same time as me and they all enjoyed it. I found that they were quiet easily able to follow the story and at no time did they loose interest. Jacob who is 5 did start to get worried towards the end of the film when Mr Incredible got into trouble but he soon got over this and was not at all upset by it as his older brother told him that someone would rescue him! to happen. The storyline is quite predictable for the grownups and maybe some older children will be able to work out what is going to happen but this still did not spoil the film for me or my eldest.
As this is a film only review there are no DVD features to mention.
I am definitely going to recommend this film to both children and adults as it has super animation, a great storyline and lovable characters. There are also some good funny moments to be found in this film.
I always thought that The Incredibles would be a kids movie and not really the kind of film that I would like... Some how I totally forgot that it was a Pixar film!
I love Wall-e, Up!, Finding Nemo, Toy Story etc so really there is no reason why I wouldn't like The Incredibles.
The Incredibles is the 6th film from the studios of Pixar and was released in 2004 after the huge sucess of Finding Nemo. This is the first Pixar film to be written and directed by Brad Bird who would later write and direct another Pixar film, Ratatouille.
The Incredibles follows the lives of two superheroes, Mr.Incredible & Elastigirl who are married and become outlawed when all Superheroes are forced to hangup their spandax tights and give up protecting the world. They try to settle into a "normal" suburban life but Mr.Incredible, or Bob as he is now known, finds it a bit hard to adjust. His secret meetings with fellow ex-superhero, Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) are about to land him in trouble and it is up to his Superwife and Superkids to save him.
I think that the storyline is simple and brilliant so it should keep kids amused and it isn't too taxing for adults to watch with them. This is definitely as Saturday afternoon film.
As this is a Pixar film it is all Computer made, but you know that already!
The graphics are great. They have used the same technology that made the hair look so real in Monsters Inc so the hair in this is great. I hate CG films when the hair just doesn't move! Thank god this isn't one of those!
The Incredibles is fun, bright and very very enjoyable! I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to watch it!
The voice actors are all brilliant. The only two voices that I recognised were Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl) who played Syndrome and the Incredible (excuse the pun) Samuel L. Jackson who plays the ice cool Frozone!
At 115 minutes long it is a good length to keep children entertained and I think there was only one little point where it went a little bit slowly, then the action started and it was great!
The comedy in this film is great with quite a bit of good ol' slapstick humour and all the characters are fun, bright and memorable.
This DVD can be picked up for a couple of quid now so grab it when you see it! I bought my copy for the grand price of £3! The 2nd disc is full of special features and a great short full called Jack Jack Attack!
If you like Pixar films, then you should definitely like this!
Give it a try! It really is Incredible! Haha
(film only review )
This movie came out in 2004 and is another one from the famous and highly successful Disney Pixar partnership. It is actually the first movie from the partnership to feature a cast full of just human characters. It did well at the box office and was also a favourite with film critics. I actually saw it in the cinema shortly after it's original release.
Mr. Incredible is a superhero or he used to be, until a string of lawsuits against superheroes is submitted by the people of Metroville who they have saved. This forces the government to put them in a witness protection program so they can lead normal, anonymous lives. Mr Incredible is now known by his secret identity, Bob Parr and he lives with his wife Helen, formerly known as Elastigirl, and their three children Violet, Dash, and Jack Jack. He works as an insurance claims specialist and is frustrated and fed up with his job and new life. When he is offered the chance to play the role of hero again by a mysterious informant, he jumps at the opportunity, but it turns out to be a trap and he needs to get the help of his super family to stop the world from destruction.
The Incredibles is a fantastic story and is well scripted with some stunning animation. It is a film with plenty of action and also some great laughs. The movie is full of memorable and likable characters you can really identify with and care about.
The action sequences are full of energy, are extremely fast-paced, and very exciting to watch. The story and film move along at a decent pace.
The film also has a good message which is something about using the talents that you have and trying to be different from the norm. It is a film that appeals alot to adults as well with its content and dialogue as much as it will appeal to kids with the action and animation. Overall it is a fantastic movie and another Disney Pixar classic.
The Incredibles is a 2004 animated film from the geniuses at Pixar. The Incredibles is the 6th Disney Pixar films, to date they've released 9 in total. They include: Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters Inc (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007) and Wall-E (2008). The most successful on the 9 films being the brilliant Finding Nemo, worldwide it grossed around $800 million. The Incredibles was made on a budget of $92,000,000 and grossed an estimated $631,442,092 at the box office. The film is rated U as it's suitable for children of all ages.
The critics loved The Incredibles, to date it has received 97% positive ratings, placing it at number 12 of the 20 greatest action films of all time. This being a child's film is a big achievement. The Incredibles eventually became the 5th highest grossing film of 2004 and the second highest grossing animated film of the year behind Shrek 2.
The Incredibles is directed by Brad Bird who's well known for his work on animated films, he also directed the fantastic Ratatouille and the 1999 film The Iron Giant. Bird also contributed a voice for The Incredibles, he had a small part playing fashion designer Edna Mode. In 2005 Bird directed a short spin off called Jack-Jack Attack.
The voices for The Incredibles include: Craig T Nelson (Mr Incredible), Holly Hunter (Elastigirl), Sarah Vowell (Violet Parr), Spencer Fox (Dash Parr) and Samuel L. Jackson as Mr Incredible's best friend and fellow superhero Frozone.
Mr Incredible used to be the best superhero around, he was worshiped by the general public and could basically do no wrong, that was until one day when he was making a rescue he threw a bomb out of a window which blew up the rail line. This all happened because he was trying to save a crazed young fan. After the incident the public turned on superheroes and they ended up being banished to a life or normality, this also affected Mr Incredibles superhero wife Elastigirl.
15 years later the two former superheroes are still married and now have three young children, their two oldest have inherited their super powers. Their oldest child Violet has the ability to make herself invisible and also make herself a human shield while her younger brother Dash can run at the speed of light. When Mr Incredible receives a message from an unknown woman concerning his super powers he's intrigued and goes along to the meeting. They want him to reform into the amazing hero he once was and Mr Incredible can't resist, however when his wife finds out she isn't exactly pleased to say the least and goes off in search of him, only thing is the kids follow her. What Mr Incredible doesn't know is that very soon he will be facing an old nemesis and with his wife and kids on the way he soon realises that they are in grave danger...
I'm a big fan of Disney Pixar films and I don't care how embarrassing that sounds! I've seen all 9 of the Pixar films and they just seem to get better and better with time. I found Finding Nemo especially to be absolutely superb and as this was the successor it had big shoes to fill, luckily it did the job brilliantly and in my eyes it's even better than it's predecessor.
I first watched this at the cinema, I was supposed to be taking my young Cousin, who was about 4 at the time swimming but as the weather was bad the outdoor pool suddenly didn't seem like such an appealing option, so instead we went to see The Incredibles at the cinema. Although I did thoroughly enjoy all the other Pixar films they're not exactly what I would call gripping.
This film was different, when I read that it had been voted 12th best action film of all time I was a little surprised but reflecting upon it now I can absolutely see why. This film not only is enjoyable for children but it can also be enjoyed by adults. This became the first and only ever children's film that I found myself entrawled in and it deserves massive appreciation for that.
My Cousin utterly adored this, when he was that age he would generally begin to feel restless part way through the film and often got up to play with his toys or start making loud noises, however throughout this film he remained silent, apart from the roars of laughter and frequent moments he stayed silent and absolutely still. He didn't even nudge me to take him to the toilet, instead he made me run with him after the film so he could use the toilet! I think for a 4 year old to become that involved in a film is fantastic and I must admit that I was equally as gripped by this which hugely surprised me.
The animation was fantastic, not in the realistic way that some people would expect. You wouldn't mistake Mr Incredible for a real person but in all the detail, I imagine that this film must have taken a very long time to wait and luckily it was nowhere near being a waste of time. The action scenes were fantastic and very imaginative, you literally wont want to take your eyes off this film for a second in fear of missing something. The voices compliment the characters brilliantly, I especially liked Samuel L. Jackon's character Frozone, especially the argument he has with his wife about his super suit. It's something that adults will really be able to relate to and that's what Pixar does so well, it knows it's audience. It knows that parents are likely to be watching this with their children so amongst all the comedy aimed at children it throws it gags which adults with laugh at too. One thing that ran throughout the film was the troublesome but loving marriage between Mr Incredible and Elastigirl, they must have really studied this because it definitely reflects a married couple and how they bicker about the smallest o things. It got the different roles of men and women down brilliantly too with Mr Incredible really wanting to go out and fight crime while Elastigirl has her feet on the ground and is constantly thinking about the children.
This film already comes highly recommended from anyone who's already had the pleasure of seeing it but I would just like to recommend it once more, it's a real joy to watch and it's one of those films that can be enjoyed by you and young children over and over again.
After seeing this at the cinema I eventually bought it on DVD for my Cousin when it was released, well I say for my Cousin but it was partly for my benefit too. Needless to say we both thoroughly enjoyed it just as much as the first time. I think when I bought this a couple of years ago it cost me about £14.99 which I know is a high price but in my honest opinion it was undoubtedly worth it. These days it can be bought from play.com for £14.99, no that's not a typing error it's not £4.99 it is actually £14.99! This is something I don't quite understand myself as it really should be cheaper but if I was going to buy it now I would happily pay that price for this fantastic film.
£14.99 at play.com will get you the 2-Disc special edition. The special features include:
Audio commentary from director Brad Bird and producer John Walker
Audio commentary from key animators of the Pixar crew
Deleted scenes, each with an introduction from director Brad Bird, including an alternative opening!
'Jack-Jack Attack' animated short: discover Jack-Jack's previously unknown super powers and what happens with his babysitter!
'Top Secret Files': learn about all the supers' lives before they were forced undercover by the government
'Making Of' documentary: venture inside Pixar with writer/director Brad Bird, from his first day at the studio through the completion of 'The Incredibles'
'More Making Of': explore even further the artistic and technical evolution of 'The Incredibles' in this series of documentary shorts
'Mr Incredible And Pals': watch this never-before-seen 'lost' cartoon featuring Mr. Incredible, Frozone and their delightful rabbit sidekick, Mr. Skipperdoo, as they battle their evil nemesis, Lady Lightbug!
Audio commentary for 'Mr Incredible And Pals': join Mr. Incredible and his pal Frozone as they watch this 'lost' cartoon for the first time, listen in on their shocked reactions as the cartoon unfolds (featuring the voices of Craig T. Nelson and Samuel L. Jackson)
'Boundin' short film: what happens when a proud lamb is sheared down to his pink skin? This charming Oscar-nominated animated short, written, designed, directed and sung by Pixar's own Bud Luckey, is presented with optional audio commentary
'Who Is Bud Luckey?' featurette: in this short biographical piece, meet the creator of 'Boundin', the person who designed Woody from 'Toy Story'!
Original teaser trailer
All that is bound to keep the kids entertain for a good few hours so I reckon the price is definitely worth it!
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For Christmas I got the Disney Pixar boxset which has all of Pixar's films and short films in it - a great buy!! In it was The Incredibles, Pixar's 6th full length feature film.
The story starts off in the days when superheroes were there to save the world. Then people started to sue the heroes for saving them when they didn't want to be saved. The superheroes had to give up saving the world and settle for living normal lives.
Fast forward a few years and we see that Mr Incredible married Elasti-girl and they now have 3 kids. Their normal names are Bob, Helen, Voilet, Dash and Jack.
Bob works at an insurance company and is clearly unsatisified with his life. His boss is voiced by the fantastic Wallace Shawn who you will recognise as the voice of Rex in Toy Story! Another famous name to lend their voice to the film is Samuel L Jackson who voices Bob's best friend, the former superhero Frozone.
After being fired from the insurance company, Bob receives a call summoning him to a remote island for a top secret mission. When Helen finds out that Bob was fired 2 months ago and has gone back to his superhero ways she sets off to the island to find him with Voilet and Dash sneaking on board the plane. With all their lives in peril can the family work together to save the day?
This film is another Disney Pixar classic and definately not just one for the kids! The animation is as fantastic as we have now come to expect from Pixar and the action is fast paced. Got to say I love the kid on the bike "waiting for something amazing" and Edna the family's costume designer!
The 2 disc Collector's Edition also includes a short animation on Jack Jack, the Pixar short film "Boundin'", bloopers and outtakes, deleted scenes, an alternative opening and a behind the scenes making of the film. The extras are well worth a watch too!! The bloopers and outtakes on Pixar films are always great fun!
If you love superheroes or Pixar's other films you will definately enjoy this one!!
The creators of finding nemo bring another helping of family fun to our television screens in the form of The Incredibles. This time though it offers more adventure then previous Pixar films.
The story revolves around a group of people that have some sort of special power whether it to be able to run at super speeds or the ability to fly they all have a unique special ability. These people use to save mankind from evil people but then they all got rebelled against by the people they were saving and then had to go into hiding. They had to get normal jobs and look like normal people and blend in.
The main characters of the film are a family of these super heores. Bob Parr used to be the super Hero Mr Incredible and his wife Heln use to be Elasta girl. They like the rest of the supers had to go into hiding. They had children who also have super abilities. Violet there daughter is able to create force fields and also to turn invisible. Dash there son is able to run at super speeds and last but not least is Jack-Jack who is able to change his appearance into different people, colour etc.
The bad guy in the story is a person calling himself Syndrome. Syndrome has no super powers, his power is made from machines he bought and made. Syndrome is not really the typical bad guy though all he wants is to be famous and for the population to love him. So he plans an attack where a robot attacks the city and he is the one to defeats the robot and then everybody loves him . This plan though goes horrible wrong and the supers have to save the day. Th film offers massive killer robots, super action sequences including plane being blown by missiles and super running on water.
Visually this film is a masterpiece, and the sound in the film is brilliant as it has been digitally mastered. Characters are voiced by an amazing cast from famous people like Samuel L Jackson and Jason Lee. Great action from start to finish. This film is great for all ages from kids to grown adults everyone will love it.
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The 'good old days' saw Superheroes aplenty running and flying around saving the world and getting lots of praise for doing so. However in these modern times the word 'lawsuit' became too tempting to use and saw Bob Parr or Mr Incredible being frequently sued and a campaign against "supers" forcing the superheroes into hiding.
Bob and his wife Helen (former superhero Elastigirl) have three children, Dash (super speedy runner), Violet (who can become invisible and produce force fields) and 'normal' (non superhero) Jack Jack. When a phone call from someone known as Mirage calls Bob (now stuck in a boring 9-5 life) to carry out a mission for her, he cannot resist his calling and secretly goes on a 'business trip' or so Helen thinks.
After several successful missions for Mirage, Bob finds out that he was in fact a test subject being used to help develop the ultimate robot which has been created by an over enthusiastic Mr Incredible fan from the past who goes by the name Syndrome now. He plans to unleash this robot on the city and then swoop in at the last minute to save the day and be hailed as the only and greatest superhero.
Mr Incredible gets trapped by Syndrome and after finding out about her husbands antics Helen goes to confront him, with Dash and Violet stowing away to help too. Now facing a seemingly indestructible robot The Incredibles must find a way to destroy Syndrome and save the day.
--- Animation ---
The animation in this movie is brilliant, released in 2004 it looks (even though it has only been 5 years) fresh and crisp. The state of the art effects are really shown best in areas such as the water and fire, with Pixar showing off wonderfully just how good they are at CGI.
--- Thoughts ---
The story is original and diverse, a few twists in plot ensure this movie is not as predictable as i thought it may be at first. I have yet to find a bad Pixar movie and was glad to see this wasn't the first, this film is great for kids and adults alike, with the odd touch of humour but a good generous scoop of action.
The film is nice and easy to follow for anyone and is really one you can sit back and watch without having to worry about getting too involved with really.
--- DVD Extras ---
- Jack Jack Attack Animated Short
- Boundin The Pixar Animated Studies Short Film
- Incredi Blunders Bloopers And Outtakes
- Film Makers Audio Commentaries
- Deleted Scenes And Alternate Opening
- Top Secret Files On All The Supers
- Behind The Scenes Making Of
- Mr Incredible And Pals
# Character Interviews
# Who Is Bud Luckey
- provided by Amazon.co.uk
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£8.28 off Amazon is, in my opinion, an absolute bargain for a classic Disney Pixar film!
When it comes to animated films, Pixar is as good as it gets. I've rarely seen one of their films and been disappointed (A Bug's Life is the only one that springs to mind that I didn't love) and as someone who grew up reading comics and watching cartoons about superheroes I was eager to see this film.
Bob Parr works at an insurance company. He hates his job and his life is boring. Especially in comparison to what he used to be: a Superhero. The 'Supers' have been forced to retire from superhero work due to the amount of damage they have caused fighting crimes, the number of compensation claims the government have faced thanks to the supers' work and the amount of complaints from the public. Bob, aka Mr. Incredible, and his best friend, Lucius, aka Frozone, spend their evenings listening to police radio and fighting crime in their own way.
Mr. Incredible is then approached by a mysterious organisation who make him an offer he cannot refuse...
This is an excellent movie. After five minutes, you forget that its supposed to be a kids film, I even forgot that it was animated. It just sucks you in. The animation is perfect. The storyline keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end. This has become one of my favourite films of all time and I've watched it at least five times since I bought it. Great stuff.
Brad Bird has joined studio Pixar to create a fun and exciting family film. In the film, a family of "supers", with special powers are desperately trying to fit in with the normal lifestyle after the government banned them. Then, a stranger named Mirage recruits Bob for a secret mission and he puts his super suit back on again.
The film is a fantastic action packed film that is very fun for the whole family. It is very funny for everyone. The animation looks fantastic and makes the film come to life. The soundtrack is also very good and fits in with the film perfectly.
However, for the DVD released Full Screen and Widescreen are on different versions meaning you get one or the other. A pain if you have different TV's in the house.
The film contains some great extras including some deleted scenes which are extremely funny and an alternate ending. The film is great fun for everyone and is one of Pixar's best films. It is a must buy for every DVD fan. The plot is very easy to understand so it is very easy for children to watch.
Overall, it is a great film, I can't wait for the sequel next year!
After creating the last great traditionally animated film of the 20th century, The Iron Giant, filmmaker Brad Bird joined top-drawer studio Pixar to create this exciting, completely entertaining computer-animated film. Bird gives us a family of "supers," a brood of five with special powers desperately trying to fit in with the 9-to-5 suburban lifestyle. Of course, in a more innocent world, Bob and Helen Parr were superheroes, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl. But blasted lawsuits and public disapproval forced them and other supers to go incognito, making it even tougher for their school-age kids, the shy Violet and the aptly named Dash. When a stranger named Mirage (voiced by Elizabeth Pena) secretly recruits Bob for a potential mission, the old glory days spin in his head, even if his body is a bit too plump for his old super suit.