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The Incredibles

Yes, I did manage to see The Incredibles in the theaters when it came out. But like every other Pixar release, this one went straight into my DVD collection as soon as it was released.

As usual, it's quite an excellent film, filled with just the right balance of comedy and drama. I liked the fact that they cranked up the edginess a notch this time and got the dreaded "PG" rating. It also clocks in a bit longer than the typical U.S. animated film, which is nice since I always tend to feel that things end too quickly.

This is the first Pixar movie to focus exclusively on humans, and they did a good job achieving a 3D animated look that doesn't try to convince you that they were attempting photorealism. The only place where it looks like they still have some trouble is with wet hair, but that's only a minor distraction. :-)

Jason Lee was inspired voice casting as Syndrome. But Brad Bird himself steals the show as the voice of the superhero fashion designer.

About the only negative thing I can say is that there weren't any "outtakes" at the end. What's up with that??? And the "outtakes" on the DVD aren't nearly as inspired as those from the other Pixar movies.

But I can't really complain. Overall, the movie is fun, and a total joy to watch. 4/4 stars.