A family of retired superheroes must spring back into action
when a psychotic billionaire threatens to destroy the world.
The Incredibles (2004)
Written and Directed by Brad Bird
Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Spencer Fox, Sarah Vowell, Elizabeth Peña, Brad Bird
Oscar Wins - Best Animated Film, Best Sound Editing
Oscar Nominations - Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Mixing
There are few animated films that are as enjoyable as The Incredibles. It appeals to any generation, combining fantastical elements of superhero films with the elusive thrill of the spy genre. As a Pixar film, it's a triumph. As a superhero film, it's an instant classic.
In Pixar's whole filmography, The Incredibles easily ranks as one of their best. The voice acting is tremendous and it has one of the darkest plots since Disney's golden age. The villain, Syndrome, is so manically devious that he was killed countless superheroes just to test his giant robot. That is some seriously messed up stuff for a kids movie, but it works.
I've loved this film for years and I know I'll enjoy it for many more to come. You'll love it just as much as the kids, if not more so for the relatable themes of parenthood and longing for the glory days. Come to think of it, The Incredibles may just be the perfect mid-life crisis film as well.