Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
|Release Date||:||November 5, 2004|
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Brad Bird, Camille Leganza, Derek Williams|
|Writers||:||Brad Bird, Mike Cachuela|
|Casts||:||Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Dominique Louis, Teddy Newton, Eli Fucile, Maeve Andrews, Spencer Fox, Sarah Vowell, Elizabeth Peña, Brad Bird, Jean Sincere, Wallace Shawn, Lou Romano, Wayne Canney, Michael Bird, John Ratzenberger, Kimberly Adair Clark, Bud Luckey, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Bret 'Brook' Parker, Mark Andrews, Nicholas Bird, Louis Gonzales, Elizabeth Greenberg, Ollie Johnston, Brad Lewis, Ted Mathot, Jazzie Mahannah, Bob Peterson, Jeff Pidgeon, Joe Ranft, Lori Richardson, A.J. Riebli III, Katherine Ringgold, Stephen Schaffer, Bob Scott, Peter Sohn, Frank Thomas, Pamela Gaye Walker, Patrick Walker, Deirdre Warin|
|Plot Keywords||:||secret identity, secret, hero, island, wretch, supernatural powers, lawsuit, superwaffe, superhero, animation, pixar|
This was somewhat of a surprise hit when it came out in 2004. Most of the attention was on a competing animated film but this is the one that turned out to be a huge box-office success. Word of mouth helped his immensely. It's what made me check it out, as several friends recommended it. I wound up agreeing with them: it's excellent entertainment.
The visuals and sound are very impressive, but it's the story that carries this film: a solid combination of humor, drama, suspense, family ties and action. The action, as in many modern-day films, was overdone in the last half hour of the movie but overall....the DVD is a good investment since people 3 to 63 should enjoy this.
As an adult, it's not always easy to keep my attention for two hours with animation but the fact this movie does, tells you how good the story is presented. There are wonderful colors in here, too, and a good 5.1 surround system with a sub-woofer would probably blow the roof off!