Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Incredibles (2004)

Director: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Wallace Shawn

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Save The Day

Plot: A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

My rating: 10/10

Will I watch it again? Duh!

This has got to be the most aptly named film in the history of movies. It's just a stunning piece of work. The voice performances are great, the story is incredibly engaging and fun, the animation is gorgeous, the retro 60s look, the early John Barry Bond score-inspired music by Michael Giacchino (LOVE this score and its screaming trumpets), the drama, the action, the suspense, the thrills and the comedy makes this my favorite Pixar film to date and one of the best super hero movies of all time. And it blows me away every time how fast this picture moves. It's 5 minutes shy of TWO FREAKIN' HOURS and it feels like 60 minutes. That's an amazing feat that few movies can boast about.

One more thing...the Blu-ray is just jaw-dropping! There's rumor of a Pixar sequel in the works. Bring it. I don't care that it can't possibly live up to the first one. If they have a fun story with the same style of animation, action, humor and music as the first, I'll be one happy dude.

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