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The Incredibles

The Incredibles is another 2004 gem from the Disney Pixar library that is not only an affectionate valentine to action/adventure films, but family comedies as well and provides solid entertainment once it gets going.

This is the story of Bob Parr (voiced by Craig T. Nelson), who used to be a super hero called Mr. Incredible who has decided to settle down with Helen (voiced by Holly Hunter), who used to be a super heroine called Elasti-girl. He tries an office job and Helen seems happy being a hausfrau but Bob's boredom with regular life leads him back to the Super Hero life which finds Helen following him, along with their two kids, who discover powers of their own.

There is a whole lot going on here with other fun characters on the canvas including an obsessed fan of Mr. Incredible (voiced by Jason Lee) who has a huge chip on his shoulder, a chilly villainness voiced by the late Elizabeth Pena and Bob's best friend (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson), a super hero who seems to have the same powers as the mean princess in Frozen.

Writer director Brad Bird's story is over elaborate and it takes a little while to get going, but once it does, it's a helluva roller coaster ride that never forgets its underlying theme about the importance of family. Love when the family is headed to confront a bad guy and the son whines "Are we there yet?" Disney Pixar has definitely done better work, but this one is definitely worth a look.