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The Incredibles

The Incredibles

Brad Bird (2004)

110min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Originally conceived as a hand-drawn project, this spectacular comic-book-style adventure is another triumph for Pixar's brand of computer-animated magic. Focusing solely on human characters for a change, this centres on Mr Incredible (voiced by Craig T Nelson), once one of the world's foremost superheroes, now an insurance agent living incognito in the suburbs (thanks to a super-litigious society having turned doing good deeds into an invitation for a lawsuit). But duty eventually calls and he's soon squeezing himself back into his old costume and fighting crime on the sly. With the Incredible family's talents incorporating everything from super-stretchability and amazing speed to Herculean strength and invisibility, the animators are given plenty of scope to dazzle, and they really go to town. As in his debut feature, The Iron Giant, writer/director Brad Bird instils his characters with genuine personalities, emotions and values. The film's slightly overlong, but its sophistication, wit and skill more than compensate.

Summary

A superhero couple facing litigation from a disgruntled public have to swap fighting crime for dreary suburban normality. Bored and frustrated, the husband signs up for a mysterious assignment on a remote island - unaware he is jumping straight into a trap that will require his wife and children to wield all their powers to save him. Pixar's animated adventure, with the voices of Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee and Samuel L Jackson.

Cast & Crew

Bob Parr / Mr Incredible Craig T Nelson
Helen Parr / Elastigirl Holly Hunter
Lucius Best / Frozone Samuel L Jackson
Buddy Pine / Syndrome Jason Lee
Violet Parr Sarah Vowell
Dashiell "Dash" Parr Spencer Fox
Mirage Elizabeth Peña
Gilbert Huph Wallace Shawn
The Underminer John Ratzenberger
Muriel Hogenson Jean Sincere
Bomb Voyage Dominique Louis
Edna "E" Mode Brad Bird
Director Brad Bird
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Other Information

Language: English Colour and Black and White Theatrical distributor: Buena Vista Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 19 Nov 2004

Childrens Drama

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