Sunday, November 07, 2004

The Incredibles

For the first time in over a month, I actually got to see a decent movie in theatres. And what a good one to break the drought with.

Now, first off, anything with Jason Lee and Samuel L. Jackson in it pretty well guarantees that it'll be excellent, and it didn't disappoint.

The Incredibles is the latest offering from Disney/Pixar - the wonderful, wonderful people who brought us >Toy Story, >Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. and many, many funny short features. It's still got a kid movie heart, but this particular one is definitely aimed a little more at an adult audience. It could be a sign of Disney/Pixar moving from the family-friendly comedy to the family-friendly dramedy.

The story revolves around a family of superheroes, who - along with all the world's other superheroes - have been ostracized and forced to live "normal" lives. Mr. Incredible is tempted back into duty by one final mission that, ultimately, results in his capture from a maniacal inventor named Syndrome (a really cool name, by the way).

The rest of the family - Incredible's wife, Elastigirl, along with their kids, Dash and Violet - come to his rescue, and then it's back to (it looks like) New York to team up with Frozone (basically, Shaft crossed with Iceman from the X-Men) to destroy Syndrome's robotic human crushing machine.

It was definitely a very enjoyable movie, even if it did quite candidly point out that the evil inventor was trying to kill the protagonists. That's where the "aimed at adults" part comes in. That, and the baby turns into a demon of some sort right at the end. Yeeeeeeeah.

I'm glad we (me, Carley, Andrew, Morgan, Ben, Nancy, and Jordan) saw it.

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