The Incredibles is one of my favorite movies, but I’d be lying if I said it was perfect. There’s a reason I thought Big Hero 6 was a better superhero movie. When you think about it, it’s basically Watchmen for kids, which means it has a similar precedent and takes shots at some of the classic superhero tropes but is lighter in tone and actually celebrates superheroes. So I like it better, but there are some big issues I have with the movie.
- Solely from a superhero fan perspective, its trashing of capes.
- The rather weak reason the supers went into hiding, which is an article on its own.
- Where did the superVILLAINS go during all this time they would have been opposed only by regular cops?
But I still love the movie. It’s got great character, great action, CG’s pretty good for the time, and it’s just a lot of fun. I really want to see the sequel but my funds are still nonexistent. However, did anyone actually think Syndrome is secretly the hero of the movie and not the villain? Besides Syndrome of course. I didn’t until Ryan Arey of Screen Crush put out the following video trying to prove his case. And it’s not like he’s coming off as explaining Syndrome’s point of view or going into what made him. He states the case as if he honestly believes Syndrome is the hero. It should be noted that I don’t think too many people in the comments agreed with him. And after just finishing re-watching the movie, neither do I.