The Incredibles is and has been one of my favorite Disney/Pixar movies ever since I first saw it in the theater when I was a kid! I’m so happy to be doing this review and maybe get a few of you to watch or rewatch this great movie!
Bob Paar was once one of the world’s greatest superheroes. Everyone knew “Mr. Indestructible”, the hero who saved hundreds of lives and fought evil every day. But today, Mr. Indestructible is a small-time insurance adjuster who faces nothing but boredom and an ever-expanding waistline.
Forced to hang up his super suit fifteen years ago following a series of inane laws, Bob and his wife, Helen, ex-Elastigirl, have fallen into line and are trying to lead a normal life with their three children.
Gnawing on his own time, dreaming of getting back into action, Bob jumps at the chance when a mysterious summons calls him to a remote island for a top-secret mission. He’ll discover that behind this tempting proposition hides an evil genius eager for revenge and destruction.
Or you can watch the trailer right here!
I remember seeing this movie when it first came out in theaters when I was 9. Since then, I have rewatched it a few times, but the most memorable time I watched it was just before Incredibles 2 came out in 2018. Right now, I’m doing a rewatch of the whole Disney/Pixar movies with my siblings, and I can’t wait until we can see it again.
As I said, I was 9 the first time I saw the movie. It was literally the first superhero movie that I saw. And I guess it’s the movie that sparked my love for superheroes and fostered the geek in me.
I especially loved the character of Violet when I was a kid and when I got older. I really identified with the need and the want to become invisible. But mostly, I loved that all of the character’s superpowers really correspond to their personalities and to the “role” they are supposed to have in their family:
- A dad is strong, so Bob’s power is super strength
- A mom has to be able to juggle 10 000 things at the same time, so it makes sense that Helen can stretch herself in every direction
- A teenager, especially a girl, wishes/feels that she is invisible most of the time, so Violet literally disappears
- A kid is always hyperactive, running everywhere and talking all the time, Dash has super speed
- A baby is a blank canvas and came become whatever they want, hence Jack-Jack’s multiple powers
Anyway, in case you haven’t noticed yet: I’m a huge fan of this movie!!!
Should you watch The Incredibles?
Of course! In doubt of what to watch, always watch The Incredibles and Incredibles 2! They are great movies for the family but also for adults!