Saturday, November 06, 2004

The Incredibles

Henry and I watched THE INCREDIBLES today. I found it a fresh spin on the superhero-as-everyman theme. Super-strong Bob Parr a.k.a. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) vows to settle into a normal life when he marries Helen a.k.a. Elastigirl (Holly Hunter).

Fifteen years later, a father of three super-kids, working as an insurance adjuster in Metroville, Bob can't resist listening in on the police band with his friend Lucius Best a.k.a. Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) and intercepting trouble.

Having observed Bob's do-gooder streak, a mysterious woman called Mirage recruits him for heroic assignments. Bob is compelled to lie to Helen about where he is when he's actually on these missions, straining their marriage.

Little does Bob know, he's been duped by a fanboy-turned-mad genius bent on hunting down and destroying the remaining heroes...

See this movie now.

If you caught the STAR WARS reference above, let me say the Episode III trailer was one of the previews today, and I was less than impressed. Can't tell much from a preview, though.

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