My Old Addiction

The Incredibles


(out of 5)

Pixar does it up brilliantly with this effortlessly clever science-fiction comedy. The Incredibles, a family of superheroes, have entered the modern age on the down-low, having been forced by lawsuits from former beneficiaries of their abilities to live like “average” Americans who look and behave like everyone else. Despite the fact that the father () and mother () have given birth to children with their own abilities, normality is a relatively easy task for this tight-knit set to accomplish, but there’s still days of longing for the past. When a new breed of villain shows up on the scene and threatens some old-school destruction on the planet, it takes very little persuasion for Mr. Incredible to abandon the office grind and stretch back into his suit, and his family is quick to follow. The animation harkens back to a science-fiction beauty of yesteryear, while the story is sharp and, at times, poignant; there’s lots of allegories to be made about conservative hypocrisy in America, and many of them are apt, but thankfully the Pixar team always put story and character first (and thereby make their point so much stronger). An outstanding achievement.

Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures

USA, 2004

Directed by

Screenplay by Brad Bird

Cinematography by , ,

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards:  2004

Golden Globe Awards:   2004


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
close-alt close collapse comment ellipsis expand gallery heart lock menu next pinned previous reply search share star