For All Ages
“The Incredibles” is an animated adventure/comedy that is fast-paced and action-packed. Bob and Helen Parr (voices by Craig Nelson and Holly Hunter) are 15 years into retirement following exciting careers as superheroes. Bob, a.k.a. Mr. Incredible, faces a growing waistline and the boredom of civilian life working in the insurance field. Helen, a.k.a. Elastigirl, manages the home with three rambunctious children, who have their own superhero abilities. Yearning to relive his former glory days, Bob accepts a confidential new assignment from an unknown employer after his termination by an overbearing boss. Since Mr. Incredible always works alone, he fails to tell his wife about his termination or his new assignment. Believing that he is working for good, Mr. Incredible is surprised when someone from his past enters his life to destroy him. Unable to escape, Mr. Incredible appears doomed.
Incredible is the best way to describe the latest collaboration between Disney and Pixar Studios. This movie reminded my of the cartoons of yesteryear when good triumphed over evil. The film starts with a dysfunctional super hero family that has to deny their special powers because the government is overwhelmed by lawsuits from past villains and their victims.
Mr. Incredible is now an insurance adjuster working in the Super Hero Identity Protection Program. His wife Elastigirl is now a stay at home mom taking care of their three super-children. All have extraordinary powers but must not use them for fear that they will be discovered and have to relocate again.
During the course of this movie we find a family that has to come together and acknowledge their unique powers to battle against a “wanna-be” super hero named Syndrome. As they work together, they all experience the fulfillment of being who they were meant to be.