Animation Heads: The Incredibles

April 3, 2022


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The Animation Heads (Jackson Mershon, Kyle Mershon, and Anthony Saccente) give their thoughts on The Incredibles. Next week’s review will be The Land Before Time.

Hey folks, Jackson, Kyle, and Anthony here. And we’re the animation heads! Today we’ll give you our thoughts on The Incredibles.

The Incredibles is a 2005 animated film produced by Pixar Animation and directed by Brad Bird. It was released in theaters in the United States on November 5. It earned $633 million worldwide, finishing its theatrical run as the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2004. It won two Academy Awards and the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature. It was the first entirely animated film to win the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. A sequel, Incredibles 2, was released in June 2018.

Married superheroes Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) are forced to assume mundane lives as Bob and Helen Parr after all super-powered activities have been banned by the government. While Mr. Incredible loves his wife and kids, he longs to return to a life of adventure, and he gets a chance when summoned to an island to battle an out-of-control robot. Soon, Mr. Incredible is in trouble, and it’s up to his family to save him.

Jackson’s Thoughts:

Pixar’s The Incredibles is a fast-paced action-packed family adventure with a great ensemble cast and a love letter to superheroes. Filled with great messages of identity, family, and heroism, it is a master film that anyone can walk away with a meaningful experience.



Kyle’s Thoughts:

The Incredibles is an amazing animated film that had an impact on pop culture, while being a unique movie about family. However, there were a few plot holes and plot conveniences that appeared. However, even those were acceptably with the fact that little movie eludes them overall, the increada les is a heartwarming film about family and self worth of one’s talents.



Anthony’s Thoughts:

The Incredibles is the definition of a Pixar classic. What makes it unique from most other Pixar films is how it can range from being thrilling and emotionally-moving. The action is well choreographed with fast moving shots and many close calls. But I especially love the family dynamic. The family has to balance out living a normal suburban life with hiding their super powers. The visuals are also pretty history. The animation team was tasked with animating an all-human cast, which required creating new technology to animate detailed human anatomy, clothing, and realistic skin and hair. It was the first Pixar film to exclusively feature human characters, and job well done! The characters are very memorable. Casting Craig T. Nelson as Mr. Incredible might be the best voice casting choice in the history of movies. I mean, he literally has the perfect voice for the character. But a close second is Brad Bird as Edna Mode. This is one of the best Pixar movies, plain and simple. No capes and no dispute!