The Incredibles (DVD)

Pixar

Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
57
(2 user ratings)
No reviews yet.

Description

Metroville was once flooded with superheroes saving the day. One of the greatest was Mr. Incredible, who found himself annoyed by the young chatterbox fanatic of his, Buddy Pine, who referred to himself as 'Incrediboy.' As Mr. Incredible fought crime, he met another legendary hero, Elastigirl and the two superheroes wed. shortly afterward, a string of lawsuits banned superheroes from ever saving the day again! 15 years later, Mr. Incredible, now known as Bob Parr is itching to become a superhero again. Mrs. Incredible, or Helen Parr, is trying to persuade him not to. Their son, Dash, who has the ability to run extremely quickly, wants to try out for sports, but he can't because of his powers being revealed. Violet, the Parr's daughter, wants to be normal and fit in as a teen. And the baby, Jack-Jack is only itching for a good time. Then, Bob hears about a top secret assignment regarding a powerful machine attacking Nomanisan Island. Thinking this is his way to become a superhero again, Bob accepts and yet again becomes Mr. Incredible...however, this anonymous villain has a grudge...

Product Details

Barcode
6003805057655
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 May 2006
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Animation
Franchise
Pixar
Region
Region 2
Year
2004
Language
English
Studio
Walt Disney Pictures
Runtime
117 min
Age Restriction
A
Trailer
Screenshots
Additional Image
Additional Image
Additional Image
Additional Image
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Incredibles
Release Year
2004
Running Time
105 min
Language
English
Categories
Childrens / Animated / Disney Film / Families / Heroes / Islands / Superheroes / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
Combining a family-oriented superhero adventure with the brilliant animation of Disney's Pixar (the creators of MONSTERS INC. and FINDING NEMO), THE INCREDIBLES charts new territory in the technical wizardry of computer-generated cartoons. Using complex angles and a filmic sensibility, the animation feels like live action, and smart techniques such as cuts to "grainy film stock" give this movie instant sophistication. Writer-director Brad Bird, with his creative storytelling and well-paced character development, does the rest. This tale is set in a slightly futuristic society where superheroes are no longer appreciated (Read: But I didn't want to be saved!) and are forced to assume a very low profile. So, for Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), his wife Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), and his three fledgling superhero kids, maintaining a lifestyle of mediocrity in order to appear normal causes constant friction. When the opportunity suddenly arises for the Incredibles to use their powers to fight evil, it's trial-by-fire to learn to work as a superteam. Together they must stop the maniacal Syndrome (Jason Lee) from unleashing a murderous robot in a big city. Fast action and violence involving large explosions make this a film that is better suited for older children rather than the very little ones. Yet family themes and comic episodes prevail, with eclectic characters like Edna the fashion designer (voiced by Bird himself) and the iceman Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) adding extra moments of fun.
Notes
THEATRICAL RELEASE: NOVEMBER 5, 2004
Cast & Crew
Director
Brad Bird
Voice
Samuel L. Jackson / Brad Bird / Spencer Fox / Holly Hunter / Jason Lee / Craig T. Nelson / Elizabeth Peña / John Ratzenberger / Wallace Shawn / Jean Sincere / Sarah Vowell
Screenwriter
Brad Bird
Composer
Michael Giacchino
Executive Producer
John Lasseter
Producer
John Walker
Special Effects
Pixar
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"[A] great story, a rich micro-universe of pixel-driven cartoon characters with more depth, complexity, and emotional maturity than those in most live-action dramas....Indeed incredible."
Lisa Schwarzbaum (12 Nov 2004, p.89)
Los Angeles Times
"[A] piece of animation that's involving across a spectrum of comedy, action, even drama....Blessedly funny, there is also a surprising air of poignancy about much of it..."
Kenneth Turan (5 Nov 2004, p.E1)
New York Times
"[V]isually splendid and ethically serious....The movie is also refreshingly quiet, using music sparingly and showing as much attention to aural nuance as it does to visual detail."
A. O. Scott (5 Nov 2004, p.E1)
Premiere
"The storytelling is as witty as it is brisk."
Glenn Kenny (1 Feb 2005, p.50)
Rolling Stone
"[A] film that breaks fresh ground....Bird has crafted a film -- one of the year's best -- that doesn't ring cartoonish, it rings true."
Peter Travers (25 Nov 2004, p.100)
Sight and Sound
"[A] light comedy at heart....[The film] manages a great deal of genuine excitement..."
Kim Newman (1 Jan 2005, p.55-6)
Uncut
"[Bird's] ingenious self-penned script is heaving with brilliantly realised characters, snide putdowns and sharp one-liners that enhance the head-spinning action sequences with razor-sharp wit."
Andrew Sumner (1 Jan 2005, p.155)
USA Today
"[O]ne of the year's most clever and visually arresting computer-animated films, enlivened by a well-developed and credible cast of characters who just happen to be superheroes."
Claudia Puig (5 Nov 2004, p.1E)

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Animated Feature Film
Winner: 2004