The Incredibles (2004)

incredibles family movieSome call this movie inconceivable. Or insurmountable. Or incomprehensible. I call it… innnnnvaluable.

First, the question on everybody’s mind: “Does Adam own the Incredibles soundtrack and listen to it on a bimonthly basis?” Yes. The answer is yes.

The Incredibles is slightly historical for Pixar. This was the first time the studio had brought in an outside director (Brad Bird), and it was a beast to make. Not only did animators have to construct four times the number of locations compared to previous Pixar films, but it was the first to feature an all-human cast, which is much more complex to animate than the toys, monsters, and fish used in previous films. Human skin and hair is particularly difficult to animate, and Pixar ended up having to implement a whole new technology to make this work.

As far as the voices go (the voices of the characters, I mean — not the ones in my head begging me to abandon this completely unnecessary sentence), I had no idea until now that Craig T. Nelson (Coach) was the voice of Mr. Incredible! Also, since his character died in the final episode of Parenthood, I kind of forgot that he still existed. (Sometimes I forget shows aren’t real life.)

It also stars Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone, Holly Hunter as Elastigirl, and Wallace Shawn (Princess Bride) as Mr. Incredible’s manager. (I was going to make some sort of “inconceivable” joke right here, but it just didn’t feel right.)

OH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: If I ever grow up to be a supervillain, I’m reserving the name Bomb Voyage right now, so don’t even bother.

incredibles family

At one point Mr. Incredible calls his family “my greatest adventure.”

Now your family may not have supernatural abilities or matching jump suits (then again they might, but I won’t judge…) but their power should not be underestimated.

When hard times come, as they do for all of us, it is our family that lifts us up and strengthens us. And we them. And that sphere of support grows larger and larger with each man and woman who are completely devoted to each other, their children, their parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, friends, and neighbors.

In short, the real world isn’t saved by superheroes — it’s saved by strong, responsible families.

For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment…” — Genesis 18:19

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3 Responses to The Incredibles (2004)

  1. John Rainier says:

    I recently watched this movie for the first time. I enjoyed it very much, especially the cars. However as I thought about it, something occurred to me. All these superheroes are in a government protection program, then a supervillain starts killing them one by one, and nobody notices? Somebody dropped the ball.

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