Sorry, Marvel, But The Best Super Hero Movie Of Our Generation Is 'The Incredibles'

Sorry, Marvel, But The Best Super Hero Movie Of Our Generation Is 'The Incredibles'

Sorry, not sorry, but Pixar did it better.

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If you haven't seen "The Incredibles 2" at this point, crawl out from under whatever rock you call home and get yourself to the theater! The second movie, like its predecessor, was a box office hit on opening weekend. I personally loved the movie and thought it was worth waiting nearly 15 years for. However, I didn't think that it was quite as good as the first one (despite still being amazing), which got me thinking about the original movie. And that is how I reached the conclusion that Disney/Pixar's "The Incredibles" is the best superhero movie of our generation.

For starters, "The Incredibles" has the coolest match of setting and style. The setting, though it can be argued about, is thought to be the 1960s, but with a technological spin similar to that of Tomorrowland at Disney World. It's cool because the way the story is done — the music, the action scenes, the credits, etc. — copies the style of cartoons from the era. You go, Pixar!

Second, all of the characters have powers that match their stereotypical roles. Bob/Mr. Incredible has super strength because based on the traditional American family, he's supposed to be the strong one that runs the family and makes them money. Helen/Elastigirl can stretch herself a million different ways — sound familiar to any of you moms out there? Violet is a young teenager who is going through her first crush, so obviously she can turn herself invisible — something that every kid that age either feels like they are or wishes they were. She can also do forcefields, which is a nice little tie in to the idea that she grows stronger and more confident as the movie progresses. Dash, the sporty, show-off young son has super speed, which is fitting for the all-American family type idea. Jack Jack has a whole bunch of different powers because, like every baby, no one knows what he'll grow up to be yet.

Let's also talk about Syndrome's computer password: Kronos. Quick reminder from Greek Mythology, Kronos was a titan and father to Zeus (and 4 of the other gods). He ate his children because he was afraid that they would become more powerful than him, but they tricked him and ended up defeating him in the end. OK, now stay with me and imagine that Syndrome was Kronos. His end goal was to destroy the supers, make himself super, and then sell his inventions so that everyone could be super. BUT, Mr. Incredible, Frozone, and the family stopped him, kind of like Kronos. It doesn't match up exactly because the supers technically came before Syndrome, but it's close enough to let Pixar play with your mind a little bit.

Now let's go back to the idea of Syndrome selling his weapons to make everyone super. That little scheme ties in nicely with a conversation in the car between Dash and Helen; Dash says "Dad always said our powers are what makes us special." Helen, who has obviously had this conversation with him before replies with "everyone's special, Dash." Dash says under his breath "which is another way of saying no one is..." The whole idea of whether or not supers are better than normal people and who is "special" undercuts the entire movie if you're looking for it. And honestly, I think that the movie comes to the conclusion that, whether someone has super powers or not, everyone is special because of his or her unique abilities. Yay for a classic Disney message.

Another good reason that "The Incredibles" is the best is because it ages with you. I was a six-year-old when it came out. I love it just as much now at 20 as I did then. Why? Because I still find it relatable. At six, I just loved it because of the Disney factor. As I got older, I began to really relate to Violet, so I loved it for that. Now, I catch all of these amazing details that make it even more amazing than it was before. Remember Violet's crush, Tony? I bet you didn't realize that his voice cracked because it was changing when he asked her out at the end when you were a kid. And I'd say you totally missed how hilarious the scene with Frozone's wife was too. And you probably missed how important one of my favorite scenes from the entire movie was: the "I can't lose you again!" scene.

That scene is honestly what sets this movie apart. I was talking about it with someone the other day and he said "yeah, that scene is what makes it more than just a super hero movie. I mean, you could take that scene and put it in a football movie or a musical or anything really and it would still make sense." Bob admitting that he wasn't strong enough and drawing strength from his wife sends a very important message: that it takes an entire family to make things work, that just one person isn't enough. Here lies the most important theme of "The Incredibles": how to fix a broken family.

Maybe Marvel is your jam or you're a huge DC buff, but for me, "The Incredibles" will always be the best superhero movie of our generation.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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The Zodiac Signs As Bath And Body Works Scents

Just in case you want to know what scent you are!

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Bath and Body Works fans could be considered to be part of a cult. The scents draw you in as if calling your name, if you ever
wondered what your scent should be based on your zodiac sign, here it is!

Aries: Country Apple

The rather impulsive Aries takes their time picking and choosing the scents from Bath and Body Works. The soothing scent of a fresh apple orchard is just what they need on a daily basis to keep up with their shenanigans.

Taurus: Japanese Cherry Blossom

The personality of a Taurus is stubborn, or what I like to say, is stuck in their ways. When they first discovered this scent in middle school, this was it. This is the only scent you will find anywhere around a Taurus.

Libra: Pink Chiffon

Pink Chiffon is another cult classic. This best selling scent went out of style for a hot second but is back and bigger than ever.

Leo: Thousand Wishes

Thousand Wishes is a purr-fect scent for a Leo. The light scent adornes the wearer just the right amount to get the desired reaction from those around them.

Aquarius: Be Enchanted

The rather cold personality of an Aquarius is counteracted by the loving scent of Be Enchanted. The scent is just enough tenderness for the wearer to be relaxed.

Gemini: Moonlight Path

Gemini's constantly change their favorite scent and are in and out of the store almost weekly to by new lotions, candles, and body washes. You will never see a full empty bottle of anything, however, Moonlight Path is the scent they keep coming back to again and again.

Virgo: Sea Island Cotton

The clean personality of a Virgo must be matched with the clean scent of Sea Island Cotton.

Capricorn: Cucumber Melon

Another clean scent of Cucumber Melon is the exact thing a Capricorn needs. The balance and calming scents are what make this scent so attractive to a Capricorn.

Scorpio: Paris Amour

The light scent is what you would expect from an extreme sign like a Scorpio. The scent lightly washes over the wearer in almost a cloud that

Sagittarius: Cashmere Glow

Cashmere Glow is a perfect scent for the winter sign. The vanilla and golden peach scent is just the mixture that creates the perfect accessory in the chilly months.

Pisces: Warm Vanilla Sugar

This lovely scent accentuates the lovely personality of a Pisces. They can never get enough of this scent so they just keep buying and buying until they have a full stockpile.

Cancer: Velvet Sugar

Velvet Sugar is the perfect blend of red velvet and strawberries and a Cancer is always changing their mind. The wearer can tell if it is a more red velvet or strawberry kind of day, and that is the balance that they need in their lives.

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