Months ago, or longer, everybody went to see The Incredibles and raved about it. As so often happens I meant to get there but just never did. Then my neighbours lent me the DVD and yesterday I finally caught up. And it’s every bit as good as everyone had said.
The Incredibles are superheros, going around saving the day until times change and they are sued for their good works. [Sadly, this has a real-life precedent. See Randy Cassingham’s True Stella Awards, Issue 65, in which he tells the true story of a woman rescued from a submerged car who went on to sue her rescuers.]
The Incredibles and other super heroes are relocated and take up normal occupations, until one day …
This is a wonderful, family-safe movie which draws on all the superhero-type movies and TV shows we’ve ever seen, including Mission Impossible, Charlie’s Angels, Thunderbirds, Bond, War of the Worlds, Superman. And funny! I loved the setup and payoff gag about the superhero cape and the big battle was hilarious. Edna Mode was a super character in her own right.
If, like me, you’d delayed seeing this one then set aside a couple of hours for it. And I can recommend it as the antidote to a very trying and busy week.