The Incredibles" is, well, an incredible film. If you're
reading this review you've probably seen it and know all
about the fact that like Marvel comics, it takes the superhero
and puts a uniquely human spin where not everyone gets along
all the time kind of like real life. Borrowing from the
then unproduced "Watchmen" graphhic novel as well as the
Marvel comics universe, director Brad Bird created a dysfunctional
family grappling with having super powers in a world occupied
by normal folks and villains that want to be super themselves.
While magazines like Entertainment Weekly has gone
on record as naming this the fourth or fifth best Pixar
movie (with strangely "Cars" one of the LEAST impressive
Pixar movies as #1--I think that the EW writers need a very
LONG vacation), I find "The Incredibles" to be the best
movie Pixar has produced and that includes the "Toy Story"
trilogy. You may ask why and I'll answer; Bird creates a
complex, believable universe with rich, well developed characters
AND he creates a film that can appeal on multiple levels
to a large, broad audience that also echoes the Bond films
and superhero films that we've seen produced over the years.
THAT'S an accomplishment that hasn't been equaled by anyone
else at Pixar including John Lassiter. I knew that Bird
was capable of this as his first major film "The Iron Giant"
gave us a preview of his talents as a writer and director
(PLEASE someone give this man a live action movie as well!).
Image & Sound:
"The Incredibles" features a truly stunning looking
transfer. As with all of the Pixar releases Buena Vista
has outdone themselves yet again with a brilliant, sharp
transfer with depth that was only hinted at by the DVD.
Colors positively pop throughout the presentation. ***
Audio has a full bodied, active sound that also improves
on the DVD as well. ---