I’m going to put it out there – The Incredibles is my favourite Pixar movie. In fact, it’s one of my three favourite movies of all time.
This is not only the ultimate super hero movie – still kicking every single butt in this age of four quadrant tent poles and their tin men, mutants and caped metro-males throwing each other through ever more elaborate CGI cityscapes – it also out-Bonds 007 with its ultra-cool tone and bonkers gadgetry. Writer/director Brad Bird (one of the most imaginative and consistently entertaining Hollywood directors working today) cocks a snook at all the blockbuster conventions but still gives us a plot that’s as tight as a pair of Aquaman’s Speedos (coming to a cinema near you). At heart, it’s a family movie about a family and it’s as laugh-out-loud funny (every time) as it is deeply moving.
Yes, Toy Story is the possibly the best and most consistent film trilogy of all time and the pure emotion of Inside Out left me a quivering mess of tears for a lost childhood, but The Incredibles is still my pick. It’s 115 minutes of perfection and never fades.
Here are two of my favourite clips. Enjoy!