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The Incredibles (2004)

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

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Brad Bird

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig T. Nelson ... Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible (voice)
Holly Hunter ... Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson ... Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
Jason Lee ... Buddy Pine / Syndrome (voice)
Dominique Louis ... Bomb Voyage (voice)
Teddy Newton ... Newsreel Narrator (voice)
Jean Sincere ... Mrs. Hogenson (voice)
Eli Fucile ... Jack-Jack Parr (voice)
Maeve Andrews Maeve Andrews ... Jack-Jack Parr (voice)
Wallace Shawn ... Gilbert Huph (voice)
Spencer Fox ... Dashiell 'Dash' Parr (voice)
Lou Romano ... Bernie Kropp (voice)
Wayne Canney Wayne Canney ... Principal (voice)
Sarah Vowell ... Violet Parr (voice)
Michael Bird Michael Bird ... Tony Rydinger (voice)
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Storyline

Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the world's greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. Always saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire as superheroes to live a "normal life" with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack (who were secretly born with superpowers). Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Invincibles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,467,623, 7 November 2004

Gross USA:

$261,441,092

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$631,606,713
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mr. Huph's pencils read "Your Life Is In Our Hands". See more »

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As the defeated robot topples into the water, the wall of ice is not visible in the wide shot, but appears a second later when the scene is viewed from above. See more »

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[first lines]
Mr. Incredible: [fiddling with a clip-on microphone] Is this on? I mean, can break through walls, I just can't... can't get this on...
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Alternate Versions

On the original (R1) DVD, Bomb Voyage's subtitles are burned in, and only translate 3 things ("Mr. Incredible...!", "Little oaf...!", and "And your outfit is totally ridiculous!"). On the Blu-ray (and accompanying DVD copy), the subtitles are player-generated, and add "IncrediBoy?" when he says that. See more »

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Charming and fun
24 December 2004 | by basruttenSee all my reviews

Shortly after Dreamworks screwed up with the uninspired "Shark Tale", Pixar contains its remarkably success story with "The Incredibles". And while I have to say that I liked "Finding Nemo" a bit better, "The Incredibles" is still an amazing movie.

First of all, this is because it's funny. It's not so funny that you're constantly laughing out loud, but there are more than enough good jokes in the movie to keep you entertained, and it's full of good observations about superhero movies (note all the ridiculous superhero and villain names) and references to other movies. It's also a brilliant James Bond spoof/homage, containing all the gadgets, secret island bases and crazy schemes that made early Bond movies so much fun.

Secondly, this movie has heart and charm in droves. It's full of memorably and likable characters you can really identify with and care about. Characters like Edna are instant classics. The voice acting is universally excellent, but Holly Hunter steals the show as Elastigirl. This is a movie that doesn't need toilet humor, characters modeled like celebrities, or a "hip" soundtrack...it easily succeeds on charm and style alone.

Also, I found it to be a surprisingly good action movie. The plentiful action sequences are full of energy, extremely fast-paced, and exciting, and put many a live-action movie to shame.

Finally, I also liked the tone and message of the movie. "The Incredibles" basically makes a plea against mediocrity, breaking with the politically correct idea that "everybody is special" (and thus nobody really is), and encouraging people to use the talents they have been given. I think this couldn't be more true. Not all people are equally talented (just compare Pixar to Dreamworks), but this is no reason to keep the talented people from not reaching their full potential just because it makes the less talented ones feel bad.

"The Incredibles", while maybe not as hilarious as I had hoped (though it's still very funny), is nonetheless an extremely entertaining movie, that manages to charm you wit its combination of great characters, lots of style, tongue-in-cheek attitude and good message. Highly recommended.

****1/2 of ***** stars


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