Sunday, March 8, 2009
The Incredibles (Walt Disney 2004)
Sorry, I've been away for awhile. Been kind of a hectic few weeks for my work and personal life, but I'm back!
This week's flick made the National Review list of the Top 25 Most Conservative Movies in the Last 25 Years! I have to admit when I read that this movie made the list I said "Huh?"
However after reading the review (below) from NR writer Frederica Mathewes-Greene I became convinced that The Incredibles should be the Edge Conservative Movie of the Week!
This animated film skips pop-culture references and gross jokes in favor of a story that celebrates marriage, courage, responsibility, and high achievement. A family of superheroes—Mr. Incredible, his wife Elastigirl, and their children—are living an anonymous life in the suburbs, thanks to a society that doesn’t appreciate their unique talents. Then it comes to need them. In one scene, son Dash, a super-speedy runner, wants to try out for track. Mom claims it wouldn’t be fair. “Dad says our powers make us special!” Dash objects. “Everyone is special,” Mom demurs, to which Dash mutters, “Which means nobody is.”
Here is the trailer...