The Home of Steven Barnes
Author, Teacher, Screenwriter

Wednesday, November 17, 2004


Just see it. Pixar's remarkable meditation on superheroes is damned near perfect. Maybe five minutes too long, but I'd be hard pressed to tell you where to cut it.
The story of "Mr. Incredible", forced to retire from the superhero biz, (shades of "The Watchmen") and "Elastigirl" his wife (voiced by Holly Hunter) is so moving, so excellent, so honest, and so fun that to praise it too much would actually detract from the process of audience discovery. Basically, if you have any inclination to see a movie likethis, you just won't be disappointed.
I'm giving it an "A+", with prayers that Pixar changes not a single member of its creative team for the next decade.

No comments: