Bob Parr, Ubermensch?

The movie does come to some interesting philosophical conclusions, not least among them the way it advocates full-on Nietzschean ethics. The “Supers” — literal Ubermensch — are the strong, endowed with special gifts that place them beyond the range of normal men. The Supers also possess unimpeachably noble spirits, just as Nietzsche described.

Gerry at Backwards City looks at The Incredibles from a philosophical point of view.

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  1. Thanks for the link! The more and more I think about this, the more convinced I am that the Nietzschean subtext was littered through the movie intentionally, by at least one of the writers, for the rest of us to sift out. It just fits too neatly to be coincidence.

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