According to Pixar, each frame of animation (representing 1/24th of a second of screentime) takes about 6 hours for their server farm to render. By my math, this 115 minute long movie thus took 993,600 hours to render me absolutely speechless.
I was at a loss for words when the Disney lady outside the theatre asked me what I thought.
"Extraordinary" I mumbled.
"Anything else?" she kindly asked.
"Umm...(shifting my weight uncomfortably)...it was really very good."
Pixar and Disney's penultimate project is absolutely sure to please pretty much anybody who shows up, and rack up darn near $400 million in domestic receipts while doing so. It's that good. Pixar's previous efforts have been so successful for being uniformly entertaining for both kids and adults alike. The Incredibles certainly doesn't waver from that formula, and yet it feels more sophisticated and stylized than past efforts.
The Incredibles' world is one where art-deco-cool never gave way to the refried bauhaus minimalism that plagued so many aspects of American design in the latter-middle of the last century. Every detail --from the wood-trimmed interactive GPS system hidden in the dash of Mr. Incredible's car, to the period font on the back of a teenage magazine read by his daughter, to the disproportionate representation of monorails — reflects the filmmakers' healthy appreciation for triumph in design. The result would be a joy to observe even if the film lacked an exciting plot, engaging characters, witty dialogue or heart-pounding action.
But these it has in no small measure, which is why, again, you and everyone you know, will enjoy this movie.
The film begins in an era when superheroes like Mr. Incredible and his lovely wife, Elastigirl are both willing and able to actually be superheroes. However, after Mr. Incredible saves a man from committing suicide and actually is sued by said man, everything changes. Suddenly, anyone affected by the work of the superheroes becomes the potential plaintiff in a lawsuit, and the government has to relocate the superheroes anonymously, forcing them to live, not, unlike the X-men, as normally as they can.