The Incredibles Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for The Incredibles the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Pixar's final feature as a Disney partner ends the relationship on a high note with this story of a retired superhero family and their difficulties adjusting to "normal" life. Bob Parr (Nelson) is the former Mr. Incredible, who, because of multiple lawsuits, has been forced, along with all other costumed heroes, including wife Helen (Hunter) and best friend Lucius (Jackson), into the Hero Relocation Program. He's stuck in a soul-sucking corporate job where he can't save anyone, he misses the old crimefighting days, and his kids Dash and Violet aren't allowed to use their powers. That is, until someone from Mr. Incredible's past returns to endanger them all. Director/writer Bird's script is smart, funny, and insightful. There's plenty for the kids to enjoy, to be sure, but Bird makes some pointed and poignant observations about marriage, middle class values, and the rise of mediocrity in a self-esteem obsessed society. No wonder the screenplay was nominated for an Oscar.

Distribution

Walt Disney Home Video, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521, Phone: (818)265-6500, URL: http://disney.store.go.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 115 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Pixar Animated Movies, Animation & Cartoons, Disney Animated Movies, Super Heroes, Family Comedy, Family Ties, Action-Comedy, Animated Sci-Fi, Comedy Sci-Fi, Disney Family Movies, Dads, Top Grossing Films of 2004
Screenplay
Brad Bird
Cinematography
Janet Lucroy, Patick Lin, Andrew Jimenez
Director
Brad Bird
Music
Michael Giacchino
Other
Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Wallace Shawn, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Brad Bird, Elizabeth Pena, Dominique Louis, Randy Thom, Stephen R. Schaffer, Ralph Eggleston, Lou Romano
Producer
John Walker, Buena Vista

Awards

Oscars 2004: Animated Film, Sound FX Editing.

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