This kind of behind-the-scenes, real-life-of-superheroes stuff can be pretty funny. But The Incredibles is more than mere spoof. This is both a lovingly crafted superhero film and a crafty send-up of one -- a film that takes the genre apart and then puts it back together, better than ever.Wired Magazine's Jason Silverman reviews The Incredibles.
This review in Slate magazine mentions something I meant to put in my review.Bird begins with his superheroes being interviewed by an unseen documentarian with a handheld-camera, and they go in and out of focus as they get excited and the cameraman tries to keep them in the frame. Clever! This is another trend in
I LOVE the fact that Pixar doesn’t play it safe. Just as they seem to be forming a pattern, Pixar breaks from it--for example, dropping Randy Newman as composer and the “outtakes” after Monsters, Inc.--and moving in new directions. The Incredibles is their biggest shift yet.Over at, Masked Reviewer Sombrero Grande decides he'd rather
Got an email this morning saying that not all was well with the negotiations. Now the Orlando Sentinel has the same story. Apparently two of the six unions involved in the current negotiations were left out of the final session where a compromise was reached. Feeling put out, they're not yet willing to recommend that
"The days I was happiest as a screenwriter were when I was writing scenes with E," muses Bird. "It cracks me up the way she never experiences any doubt. The only person who can intimidate superheroes is this tiny woman."USAtoday runs a quick story on Director Brad Bird. Brad also voices Edna Mode, fashion designer