#1 By: Rob Beschizza, August 26th, 2013 11:34
#2 By: Andrew Singleton, August 26th, 2013 11:40
What space ships? The omnidroids? The delivery rocket for the droids?
I'm somewhat confused.
#3 By: William_Holz, August 26th, 2013 12:04
He hated the wrong thing!
I hated the fact that they copied the stupid Disney thing and made sure the cartoon villain was both unredeemable and stupid and 'had to get punished' in the end.
I mean, compare that to Paranorman . . . THAT movie has humanity in it through and through.
That bar needs to get raised! That's part of how we raise our kids.
#4 By: Chentzilla, August 26th, 2013 12:06
After he said that, the space ships were no more, so we'll never know!
#5 By: Christopher Waldrop, August 26th, 2013 12:16
And here I thought he was going to complain that it was merely a family-friendly version of The Watchmen...
#6 By: Andrew Singleton, August 26th, 2013 12:22
The thing is Buddy as a characterholds more interest than your average Disney Villain.
He's a fanboy that got snubbed pretty hard (admittedly he picked a wrong/bad time to try latching on but still) And then he built himself up had a huge working plan in place to not just outdo his childhood icon, but to obscolete him by making 'everyone' able to do these sort of things.
It was a really great plan he had. It took into account what you do when you're tired of being the big Cape, which is more than most villains.
It's the fact he was willing to Kill that sends him over the slippery slope.
#7 By: William_Holz, August 26th, 2013 12:30
Oh yeah, Buddy was more interesting than Gaston.
But 'Slightly Better than 'Beauty and the Beast' morally' isn't exactly a high bar, y'know?
Have you seen Paranorman? In that one forgiveness is what saves everybody. The hero goes to the extra effort. . . and so there aren't any cartoon villains.
Because those don't exist in the real world, and while Incredibles was a fun movie, that was the one moment that was truly worth hating, now that we've seen something better.
#8 By: Tom, August 26th, 2013 13:02
Instead of pointed out how bull-headed adults judging a book by its cover is destructive and dangerous, The Incredibles focuses on the dangers of fanaticism and the difficulties of a family in transition. ParaNorman is very dark and very preachy, while The Incredibles carries the feel of something like Johnny Quest or other nostalgic kids action cartoon.
I honestly really enjoy both movies, and both serve different viewing experiences that are both needed. The Incredibles is a really good action/comedy that is not so shallow as most of the genre, and ParaNorman is the heady drama that teaches extremely good lessons very well and holds a lot of emotion (especially the third act). It's why I like Don Bluth's classics over a lot of Disney movies.
#9 By: William_Holz, August 26th, 2013 13:19
Yeah, that was actually pretty much my take.
The only thing I thought Incredibles screwed up on is that moment where Syndrome just HAS to get himself killed because we're trained to like movies where somebody gets punished for being bad in the end.
Paranorman earned bonus points for breaking that mold (and a few others for having the humans react in a realistic panic to the Zombies, and for having a character end up casually but openly gay, and how effectively the redemption was done . .okay, several points)
Paranorman left me feeling like something was missing. . . nobody was punished for all the bad that happened. When I realized what it was I was pretty unhappy with myself for a while.
#10 By: Ian Wood, August 26th, 2013 15:04
Blockquote The only thing I thought Incredibles screwed up on is that moment where Syndrome just HAS to get himself killed because we're trained to like movies where somebody gets punished for being bad in the end.
Nonsense. That was about not wearing capes, and a valuable lesson for us all.
#11 By: Will Bueche, August 26th, 2013 15:08
The most Lucas-looking ships in The Incredibles are the bladed, flying discs that pursued Dash through the jungle.
#12 By: Suzanne, August 26th, 2013 15:46
But you gotta admit, Gaston has a really great song "I use antlers in all of my decorating!" Genius!
#13 By: Tim, August 26th, 2013 15:52
The shot where Bob gets ejected from the Manta jet looks a lot like the escape pod launch at the beginning of "A New Hope."
#14 By: Boundegar, August 26th, 2013 16:28
Came here to say WTF? Stayed for the Syndrome.
#15 By: Mister44, August 26th, 2013 17:54
One of my favorite Pixar films. My little girl was Violet one year for Halloween.
Dash: But Dad always said our powers were nothing to be ashamed of, our powers made us special.
Helen: Everyone's special, Dash.
Dash: [muttering] Which is another way of saying no one is.
#16 By: Nicholas Fredburger, August 26th, 2013 19:32
I don't know, I think he designs pretty cool spaceships.
#17 By: Orlando Mark Shorter, August 26th, 2013 20:06
The joke here is to assume that Steve Jobs had something interesting or clever to say about absolutely everything. I liked the design on the Incredibles & enjoyed the film. I though it has some good insights & lines, and people who worked on it have every right to be proud & defensive about their work. I'm glad someone told Steve Jobs to fu*k off. If more people had done that he wouldn't have been such an insufferable bore.
#18 By: Donovan Acree, August 27th, 2013 10:59
Any cartoon with an Edith Head character who insists on 'No Capes!' is alright by me.
#19 By: Rob Beschizza, August 31st, 2013 11:35
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