The Incredibles has a lot going for it. The animation is fantastic and still holds up almost a decade later (although this is Pixar, what else can you expect?), the vocal performances are good (Jason Lee as Syndrome was a good mixture of funny and evil) and its got quite a few very funny moments ("Honey, where's my supersuit?"). So why don't I consider it one of Pixar's best? It mostly comes down to one element - there was a strong stench of cynicism underneath the movie. The message of the movie seems to be "some people are just better than others and you have to put up with that." While there may be a grain of truth to that, that is not a good lesson to teach kids. And kids will watch this movie, despite what us adult nerds may think. Kids movies should teach children to enrich or try their best to better themselves as a person, not teach them to lie down and accept that there is always going to be someone better than you. It's horribly cynical and it just didn't sit right with me. I'm not sure if this was intentional, but its still a very unfortunate Accidental Aesop. It's still a good movie but this one element somewhat spoiled it for me. Oh, and Edna Mode was awesome.
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