The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the sixth film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. The film's title is the name of a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life. Mr. Incredible's desire to help people draws the entire family into a battle with a villain and his killer robot.
Bird, who was Pixar's first outside director, developed the film as an extension of 1960s comic books and spy films from his boyhood and personal family life. He pitched the film to Pixar after the box office disappointment of his first feature, The Iron Giant (1999), and carried over much of its staff to develop The Incredibles. The animation team was tasked with animating an all-human cast, which required creating new technology to animate detailed human anatomy, clothing and realistic skin and hair. Michael Giacchino composed the film's orchestral score.
The film premiered on October 27, 2004, at the BFI London Film Festival and had its general release in the United States on November 5, 2004. The film performed well at the box office, grossing $631 million worldwide during its original theatrical run. The Incredibles was met with high critical acclaim, garnering high marks from professional critics, and provoking commentary on its themes. The film received the 2004 Annie Award for Best Animated Feature, along with two Academy Awards. It became the first entirely animated film to win the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
A sequel, Incredibles 2, is scheduled for release on June 15, 2018.
Plot[edit | edit source]
"Supers" – humans with superpowers – are worldwide celebrities. Bob Parr goes to marry Helen, respectively known as Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl. However, supers are soon forced into civilian relocation programs after facing numerous lawsuits from peripheral damage caused by their crime fighting activities. Fifteen years later, Bob, Helen; and their children: Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack live as a suburban family. Bob is dissatisfied with suburban life and his white-collar job and longs for the glory days. On some nights, Bob and his friend Lucius Best, formerly Frozone, perform vigilante work, without their wives' knowledge. Bob read about in the newspaper that a former super Gazerbeam has gone missing. After saving locals from a fire and narrowly escape the police, Lucius decide they should quit and stay civilize. One day, Bob loses his temper when his supervisor refuses to let him stop a mugging, leading to Bob's dismissal from his job. Returning home, Bob finds a message from a mysterious woman named Mirage, who convinces him to become Mr. Incredible again and gives him a mission to to subdue a savage intelligent robot called the Omnidroid on the remote island of Nomanisan, promising a substantial reward. Arriving on Nomanisan Island, Bob is able to find and defeat the Omnidroid by tricking it into ripping out its own power source.
Bob is rejuvenated by being able to use his powers freely, improving his attitude and relationship with his family, and he begins rigorous training while waiting for more work from Mirage. Discovering a tear in his suit, Bob visits superhero costume designer Edna Mode who decides to make him and his whole family suits, unbeknownst to Helen and their kids. Leaving for Nomanisan once again, Bob learns the island is operated by Buddy Pine, a former fan shunned by Mr. Incredible and now identifying as super-villain Syndrome. Bob manages to escape and hides in an underwater cavern. In the cavern, Bob discovers Gazerbeam's skeleton who left a dying message—KRONOS. At night, Bob sneaks in and finds Syndrome's main computer; figures out "KRONOS" is the access password. From it, Bob learns Syndrome has lured countless retired superheroes to their deaths, pitting them against previous Omnidroid prototypes to improve its design. Meanwhile, Helen visits Edna, finding out what Bob has been up to, and she activates a homing beacon to locate him, inadvertently causing Bob to be expose and capture.
Helen borrows a private plane to head for Nomanisan, but finds Violet and Dash have stowed away wearing their own suits, leaving Jack-Jack in the care of a babysitter. Syndrome picks up Helen's radio transmissions and shoots down the plane, but Helen and the kids survive and make it to the island, though Bob thinks they are dead. Helen proceeds to the base to find Bob, discovering Syndrome is sending the latest Omnidroid in a rocket overseas. Later, Mirage, distraught by Syndrome's behavior, releases Bob and informs him that his family is alive. Helen appears and race off with Bob to find their children when they are spotted and chase by a number of Syndrome's guards through Nomanisan's tropical jungle. Dash and Violet use their powers to escape their captors and are joined by their parents, only to be captured by Syndrome. He determined to use the perfected Omnidroid and defeat it in public while manipulating its controls to make himself a life-long hero, and once he reaches retirement he'll then sell his inventions so that everyone can become equally 'super,' making the term meaningless. He then heads off to initiate his plan.
With Mirage's help, the Parrs escape, and use a security RV and a rocket booster to pursue Syndrome. In Metroville, the Omnidroid proves to be too intelligent, and knocks the remote that controls it out of Syndrome's grasp, knocking him unconscious and rampaging through the city. The Parrs and Lucius team up to fight the robot, until Bob uses Syndrome's remote control and one of the Omnidroid's detached pincers to make it tear its power source out, destroying it. Returning home, the Parrs find Syndrome has Jack-Jack and intends on raising him as his own sidekick to seek revenge on the family. As Syndrome tries to escape to his jet, Jack-Jack's own shapeshifting superpowers start to manifest and distract Syndrome. Helen rescues Jack-Jack, and Bob throws his own car at the jet, causing Syndrome to be sucked into the jet's turbine.
Three months later, the Parrs, having adjusted to civilian life, witness the arrival of a new villain called the Underminer. The family dons their superhero outfits, preparing to face the new threat.
Voice cast[edit | edit source]
- Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible, the patriarch of the Parr family, possessing super-strength and limited invulnerability
- Holly Hunter as Helen Parr / Elastigirl, Bob's wife, who possesses the ability to stretch her body like rubber
- Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best / Frozone, Bob's best friend, who has the ability to form ice from the humidity in the air
- Jason Lee as Buddy Pine / Incredi-Boy / Syndrome, who has no super powers of his own but uses advanced technology to give himself equivalent abilities
- Dominique Louis as Bomb Voyage, a villain from the past who uses Buddy's interference in Mr. Incredible's heroism to escape
- Teddy Newton as Newsreel Narrator
- Jean Sincere as Mrs. Hogenson, an elderly woman who seeks help from Mr. Incredible for an insurance claim
- Eli Fucile and Maeve Andrews as Jack-Jack Parr, The Parrs' infant third child, who initially shows no powers but eventually reveals himself to have a wide range of abilities
- Wallace Shawn as Gilbert Huph, Bob's supervisor at his white-collar insurance job
- Spencer Fox as Dashiell Robert "Dash" Parr / The Dash, the Parrs' fourth-grader second child, possessing super-speed
- Lou Romano as Bernie Kropp, Dash's teacher
- Wayne Canney as John Walker, the principal of Dash's school
- Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr, the Parrs' junior-high-aged first child, who possesses the ability to become invisible and generate an impact-resistant force shield
- Michael Bird as Tony Rydinger, a popular boy at Violet's school who develops a crush on Violet
- Elizabeth Peña as Mirage, Syndrome's agent
- Bud Luckey as Rick Dicker, the government agent overseeing the relocation program
- Brad Bird as Edna Mode, the fashion designer for the Supers
- Bret Parker as Kari McKeen, Jack-Jack's babysitter
- Kimberly Adair Clark as Honey Best, Frozone's wife
- John Ratzenberger as The Underminer, a new villain who appears at the end of the film
- Randy Nelson as Police Officer 1
- Mark Andrews as Police Officer 2
- Peter Sohn as Mugger
- John Walker as Minister
- Patrick Pinney as Oliver Sansweet
- Bill Farmer as Oliver Sansweet's Lawyer
- Andrew Stanton as Police Officer 3
- Phil Proctor as Guard 1
- Jack Angel as Guard 2
- Mickie McGowan as Citizen Mother
- Elizabeth Greenberg as Citizen 1
- Katherine Ringgold as Citizen 2
- Jeff Pidgeon as Automatic Pilot
- Debi Derryberry as Girl 1
- Jennifer Darling as Girl 2
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Similarities Used[edit | edit source]
- Fascinated by own personality
- Astonished & Jawdropping