BBC iPlayer: The Incredibles (2004)

on Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Words: Saam Das

'The Incredibles' (2004)

Director: Brad Bird
Voice cast: Holly Hunter, Jason Lee, Samuel L Jackson, Craig Nelson

The Incredibles on BBC iPlayer
SYNOPSIS: "Superhero Mr Incredible receives a mysterious invitation to a remote island after spending the last 15 years living a humdrum suburban existence working for an insurance company. He and his family are forced into action to save the world." (

Quite possibly, and perhaps quite surprisingly, my favourite superhero film may well be Brad Bird's animated frenzy 'The Incredibles'. For me, it's up there with the likes of 'Unbreakable', 'Spider-Man 2' and 'X2'. Mostly because of its thrilling action, but also Pixar's enviable nous for creating film's with a strong emotional (in this case, familial) core.

Indeed, the film's central themes have provoked debate - see, for example, a recent episode of the fantastic Slashfilmcast, discussing whether a message of 'The Incredibles' is "only special people should be allowed to be special" or actually, that you should "embrace your true self". Thought provoking stuff. Either way, this is a brilliant action film and one of Pixar's finest, which is high praise. Oh and of course, not just for the kids.

[WATCH] until 6:59pm, Saturday 31st July 2010 (UK users only).

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