Posted on 8/04/12 07:18 PM
The Incredibles is Pixar Animation Studio's sixth film. In my opinion, it's their best one yet.
The story starts out with Mr. Incredible. He's the world's best superhero, and he's at the top of his game. After another day of saving lives, he gets married. (As Robert Parr, his secret identity)
Everything seems perfect for him and his bride, fellow superhero elasticgirl, until he gets sued. Right before the marriage, he saved a man who was committing suicide. He sues for 'pain and suffering' from his fractured neck. Soon, more people start to sue other superheroes. The lawsuits were costing the government millions. That's when superheroes were told to hang up their capes.
Fifteen years later, Robert Parr is trying to live a normal life. And failing. He hates it. He wants to feel the thrill of being a superhero again. After some more events, he gets fired. All seems lost. Then suddenly, he gets an offer to become a superhero again. To defeat a robot created by an organization, that overcame them. To get paid triple his old salary. He accepts. After defeating the robot, he spends months reconnecting with his family and enjoying life.
Then the plot changes. The head of the company is exposed. He wants revenge on Mr. Incredible for not letting him be his sidekick when he was younger. He thought the robot would destroy him. So, he plans on becoming the best superhero by creating false adversaries and getting false glory. Twisted isn't it?
But there is more going on. His wife starts to suspect Robert is cheating. She goes to the island were Robert is being held captive (She uses a tracking device; she doesn't know that he is resuming secret hero work) and brings the children. Here's where the story picks up; Robert and his family start to thwart the evil, and after a series of blockbuster events lead to an ending of 'incredible' proportions.
Consensus: The incredibles is a brilliant movie. It's a real breath of fresh air to have something as thoroughly exciting and as multiply satisfying as this. 99/100