This week we're reviewing The Incredibles, Pixar's sixth movie, and one of our clear favorites. This movie seems to be a straightforward superhero movie, and for the most part it is. But it also has some strong themes and great ideas that it presents in an amazing set of packaging. It follows a family of super people just trying to make it through life as they deal with kids, job troubles, and a mid-life crisis or two.
Some of the ideas that this move puts forward are these:
- Family is Super Important! For the kids, for the parents, and for each individual.
- Life is more than just what you do, it's also about who you do it with.
- Don't lie to your family!
- (also...no capes!)
Overall we decided that this movie is an outstanding movie for kids, and it really provides a space to talk about some serious relationship issues in a safe and fun environment.