Die Unglaublichen (2004)

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Die Unglaublichen: Directed by Brad Bird. With Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

“WOW! What a movie. I can honestly say this is in my top ten movies of all time, how do Pixar continue to out do themselves at every movie release?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe Incredibles is a fantastic story, wonderfully scripted and with the most stunning animation you have ever seen, it provides a perfectly rounded story with plenty of action, laughs and (almost) tears.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBasically, this is a story of a man encountering a mid life crisis and leaping headlong into it without a care or a thought for his family, proving exceedingly selfish and failing to see the good in his life. Meanwhile the wife is left to try and look after the family. Really, thatu0026#39;s the story. Now, what Pixar have done is drop in the idea that the parents are Superheroes, banned from being Super many years previously by the Government and the people, trying to live a normal life. Add to the mix that some of their children have inherited their own powers and that the Super villains are planning a comeback, and you have this wonderful movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI canu0026#39;t begin to convey how wonderful the animation is, itu0026#39;s perfect. I mean youu0026#39;ll always be looking at it knowing itu0026#39;s animation, but when the story takes you along youu0026#39;ll suddenly realize youu0026#39;re still watching animation. The subtle difference is that you forget, and there are parts (for instance when the father is cheering his son during the race) that you actually think it is real. The effects for water, fire (two of the hardest things to recreate in animation) and lava are wonderful to watch and caught me drawing a breath when I first saw them.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe characters and acting are wonderful, and you will find yourself caring about them as real people. At some points I could feel a big swallow coming up and a wavering adams apple, obviously due to the food earlier, nothing to do with the movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI often find that movies arenu0026#39;t paced well, that they either have too long or too short an introduction to the characters, or the events that lead up to the pivotal point of the movie are unbalanced against the climax, all sorts of combinations. Not here, this move is perfect and well balanced, the story takes you along just when you are ready, and there were no points where I wished we could move on, or something could happen quicker. My only frustration were at the kids, and this was only because they were behaving exactly as real kids would.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt was interesting to see the comparisons and links to other famous Superheroes through comic-lore. Definitely with nods to The Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer and huge nods to The Watchmen. My only concern is that there is so much similarity to The Watchmen that those who havenu0026#39;t read the graphic novel will be saying u0026quot;Thatu0026#39;s the Incredibles movieu0026quot; when Watchmen finally comes to fruition.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe short film showing before this was wonderful in itself, and had the audience laughing out loud loads. Excellent, and once again, outdoes every short that theyu0026#39;ve produced before. Boundinu0026#39; was beautifully animated and wonderfully told. Guaranteed to bring a huge big smile to your face.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAll in all I think this movie is perfect and truly incredible.”


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