The Incredibles (2004)

Film reviews are subjective. I tend to rate films not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.

The Incredibles (2004) from Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios
Rated PG. Animated, Drama, Action, Family Films
2 Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature Film

Description (from the film case): Bob Parr and his wife Helen used to be among the world’s greatest [superhero] crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live “normal” lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment.

My thoughts: Wham! Pow! Ka-BOOM!

Hey, I’ll be the first to admit that superhero-adventure-type films aren’t my usual cup of tea, but not only is this movie a lot of high-action fun, it’s also a great look at the question, “What do you do when the world around you says you can’t be who you are?” It also takes quite a look at what it means to be family, what it means for a family to be a team and how each member, from the oldest to the youngest, is a necessary part.

And if I were to say that my heart doesn’t clench during a scene or two whenever I watch this film, I’d be lying. 🙂

“When the time comes, you’ll know what to do. It’s in your blood.”

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Aw. Family life.