I changed it enough to repost it...
You ever have one movie that you can just watch over and over? It
may seem odd, but for me it it "The Incredibles"; the 2004 animated
Disney tale. Mr Incredible is super strong, Mrs Incredible is super
stretchy, Viola can become invisible, Dash can run superfast. Baby Jack
Jack only shows up latter as being able to change his body form and
They aren't the regular
superhero family. They live in surburbia under a government "superhero
protection program" because superheroism is banned due to the massive
destruction to property. Mr Incredible is an insurance adjuster (who
quietly helps clients beat the company rules - well he IS a "good guy")
going gradually insane from the restrictions. Mrs Incredible is a
seemingly happy mother and wife (and may be showing some angst there -
Disney may not have been comfortable getting into that). The kids have
powers they have been taught not to use, but do (guiltily) at times in
There is, of course, a villian. "Syndrome" was rejected as a sidekick by Mr. Incredible years before (having no special powers) and becomes a tech mastermind in revenge.
Incredible loses his job and seeks income when a secret message invites
him to "help test weapons". He sneaks off on a "business trip". And he and then they get into some trouble involving Syndrome...
can't describe everything;it would take all night. But the action
never ends, the morals of the story are great, and there are scenes I
love over and over.
Mr Incredible tells his wife
(Elastigirl) that he is too weak. Weak, because he thought he lost her
once and he can't handle losing her again...
Elastigirl telling the kids that they aren't going to to die out in the ocean if they just trust her...
Dash learning he can run over water (coolest single scene ever)...
Viola the first time she made the energy field after failures.
catching the 4 Incredibles (Jack Jack shows no super ability yet and is
back at home) and focuses on Mr Incredible, but then sees Mrs
Incredible and the matching uniforms. "You married Elastigirl"? Then realizes the 2 kids and says "And you got BUSY"! Cracks me up every time...
I can't help thinking they were a homage to the Marvel Fantastic Four.
The leader was strong (like The Thing). Elastigirl was stretchy (like
Mr Fantastic). Viola was able to go invisible and create force fields
(like Invisible Girl), and Dash was able to move real fast like The
I liked that too.
But mostly, the action is ON nonstop. If you haven't seen, do.
I can watch that every couple weeks always. For some years so far...
to distract from The Incredibles, but speaking of scenes in CGI
superhero movies, I would like to nominate one scene from an Avengers
movie as "funniest". Loki faces the Hulk and says something like "you
can't defeat me, I'm a God". Whereupon the Hulk grabs him by both feet
and beats him back and forth on the floor like me trying to break a
baseball bat on concrete in a fit of rage (an allusion, don't worry that
never happened). The resulting immortal Loki is left broken and
wheezing noisily and pathetically. The Hulk walks away muttering "Puny
I laugh at that scene everytime too.