The Incredibles

2004, Pixar/Walt Disney

Given how audiences have been loudly clamoring for a sequel for over a decade, it's clear The Incredibles was a massive hit for Pixar; indeed, it generated over 600% profit. The success is down to their simple formula: start with a strong story, create interesting characters, and bring them to life with skillful animation. For me, the film's greatest strength lies in how it expertly blends spy thriller and superhero genres, the result being in many ways better than any Bond or Superman film, live action or otherwise. This was especially notable for me as I'm not much into 007 or superheroes. As icing on the cake, Jack-Jack Attack is one of the funniest shorts I've seen. Needless to say, Incredibles remains solidly in my Top Ten.

And for all those fans patiently waiting for the sequel—myself among them—it's slated for release in June 2018.






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