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"Bomb Voyage"


...and Incredi-Boy!"

Every once in awhile you suddenly remember that The Incredibles (2004) exists and it is bliss from frame one. I just had one of those moments.

P.S. When The Avengers arrives in a few months and everyone starts freaking out "ZOMG! BESTSUPERHERO MOVIEEVER" it will be momentary collective amnesia because The Incredibles exists and who can top it?

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Is this the last hit film Holly Hunter was in?

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

NOBODY! That's who can top it!

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterConrad

Nat, off-topic this Vulture article about the failure of the marketing for John Carter (or specifically, why giving a director total control is not always a good idea) is interesting and more in-depth than most of these type of articles online, methinks:

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

For me, The Incredibles and Spider-man 2 are easily the most fun superhero movies around.

Also, my favorite moment from this scene is when Bomb-voyage says with confusion, "Incrediboy?" with the superb French accent.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Z

I've always loved this part! Monsieur Incroyable!!

I agree that this is the best superhero movie, with The Dark Knight coming in second place.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

I don't know if it's the absolute BEST (The Dark Knight (personally improved substantially after the first three viewings) or the original Superman come to mind), and I'd say there's at least one competitor for "more fun" (Batman Returns, which, for such a darkly lit and, well, kind of disturbing movie, is also oodles of fun if you just LET GO and, again, the at times bonkers original Superman) it's certainly one of the top 3 of the aughts (the one I haven't mentioned is the original Hellboy, which had a nice endearing mix of PG-13 humour and horror when I saw it recently) and the most fun, poppy, brightly lit one. It's a shame that the superhero chug out machine takes almost all of their inspiration from copying the aesthetic visions of Nolan and Bryan Singer.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia


New Trailer for Snow White and The Huntsman! Loving Charlize's laugh at the end.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLuke

3rtful: It was one of the last FILMS she was in. The next four things on her plate, including an overdue return to film: Jane Campion's TV Miniseries Crime Thriller Top of the Lake (set for 2013 US airing), the inspirational teacher film Won't Back Down, the adoption drama Jackie and that Diablo Cody faith crisis film. I'll just say I'm glad she's going to be back in the cinema soon. Her next two performances that hit in the US might not be CLASSICS, but we can at least hope lightning strikes twice with her and Campion.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

I miss Holly Hunter. She's one of the best and to think the system has literally given up on casting her in something worthy of a wide theatrical release is scary. I know conventional wisdom says the Oscar belonged to Glenn Close in '87 for Fatal Attraction but Hunter deserved it most of all. I prefer her performance in Broadcast News to The Piano—and The Piano's awesome mind you! The only Holly movie I saw theatrically was Living Out Loud (1998)—a now all but forgotten movie with Queen Latifah as her co-star. I have two Holly DVDs—Searching for Debra Winger and Crash (1996)—the good one directed by Cronenberg.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

I liked The Incredibles but I haven't re-watched it in quite sometime, so I don't know how well it has held up. Even so, I wouldn't put it in my Top Five Superhero Films and I think Unbreakable is the Best Non-Adapted Superhero Film ever made.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Armour
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