Directed by: Brad Bird
Produced by: John Walker
Starring: Craig T. Nelson,
Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee,
Elizabeth Pena, John Ratzenberger
Released by: Walt Disney, a
Pixar Animation Studios Film
Oscar-winning animation team Pixar follows
up "Finding Nemo" with another
dazzling swirl of imaginative storytelling,
eye-popping action and filmmaking genius.
Superheroes in the 'Burbs
Short of an "Incredible" Experience
once mighty superhero couple known as Mr. Incredible
and Elastigirl are forced out of the "saving
lives" business and into an ordinary civilian
existence in the ‘burbs. Craig T. Nelson voices
Bob Parr, the one-time hero whom we see fifteen years
later as an unhappy, clock-punching insurance man.
His wife Elastigirl, voiced by Holly Hunter, is rather
content as a stay-at-home mom, now known simply as
Helen Parr. Their three children Dash, Violet and
Jack-Jack keep things lively around the house, but
as Bob's waistline increases, so does his desire for
the glory days of crime-fighting.
His wishes come true when a sudden, cryptic communication
pulls the big guy out of retirement and back into
the suit for a top secret assignment. Getting back
into superhero form proves a challenge, but not quite
as difficult as keeping the dream moonlighting gig
from his disapproving wife. With the fate of the world
hanging in the balance, Mr. Incredible's family –
kids and all – must tap into its own inner-powers
to rally around their beloved patriarch.
Oscar-winning team at Pixar follows up "Finding
Nemo" with another dazzling swirl of imaginative
storytelling, eye-popping action and filmmaking genius.
While the humor of Bob wasting away at an unsatisfying
desk job may tickle empathetic parents more than kids,
there are plenty of colorful characters and frenetic
energy to keep the entire family engrossed. Samuel
L. Jackson lends blinding coolness to Mr. Incredible's
best friend and partner Frozone, who has the ability
to freeze his enemies into submission.
Another standout is fashion designer Edna Mode (Brad
Bird), who designs and tailors superhero outfits with
hilarious, military-like precision. Add Jason Lee's
evil Syndrome to the mix, and this computer-animated
marvel is nothing short of an "Incredible"
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