Saturday, August 1, 2009

July 31, 2009

The Incredibles (2004)
So yesterday I watched the director's cut of Watchmen, which of course doesn't count for this project since I've already reviewed the film. It put me in the mood for something similar though (and by the way, the director's cut is definitely worth watching) and this film is actually very similar. Popular opinion turns against superheroes and they are forced by law to go underground and stop any sort of hero activities, then a new threat draws them out and they are forced to protect themselves. Of course, this being Disney, it ends with the superhero family being reaccepted into society instead of millions of people being killed in huge explosions, but both are fitting endings for their stories. There are also allusions to several Marvel Comics characters, including Quicksilver, Storm, the Invisible Woman, and Mr. Fantastic (or Skin I guess) as well as the DC character Superman. Finally, in what might be the greatest homage in Disney history, watch for superhero suit designer Edna Mode - most likely based off one of the most legendary Hollywood costume designers ever, Edith Head. No capes!
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

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