The Incredibles is just that

We went to see The Incredibles yesterday which opened in The Netherlands last Thursday. I’d agree with every comment I’ve seen on many blogs already – an astounding film, definitely worth seeing.

From Pixar Studios via Disney, who did Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo.

If you’ve seen any of Pixar’s previous films, you’ll know what to expect – a superb film, amazing animation and a good story. This one is no exception. One good way to judge that is how the audience reacts.

We saw the original English-language version; it’s also on release here in Dutch. So there we were in the Pathe de Munt cinema in Amsterdam, in Screen 4 that was totally full. Not an empty seat anywhere. Adults like us as well as families with lots of kids. The kids adults (let’s be honest here!) in particular were enthralled.

When the film ended, the chit-chat from everyone filing out of the cinema was interesting to listen to: kids mostly commenting on the wow! factors in some of the spectacular action sequences (you know it’s animation, but it all looks so realistic). With adults, mostly comment on the computer-aided animation along the lines of “amazing, how did they do that,” etc.

The Incredibles is an astounding film from the tech point of view (of course, that’s what I tend to notice most). The animation is truly breathtaking. This film takes computer animation to a whole new level of skill and what’s possible.

Two of the things that really caught my eye, for instance, were the realistic hair on the characters –  no question, it looked absolutely real – and the fantastic high resolution look to everything: the kind of rich, beautiful images you now see on those new (completely unaffordable) high-definition flatscreen TVs. Yet this was a film projected on a screen in a cinema.

The Incredibles must be on the list for the next Oscars for best animated film, if not best film. Do go and see it. It’s out in most of Europe now: check the release dates page at IMDB for info.

Notice that I didn’t describe the film once as ‘incredible’!

2 thoughts on “The Incredibles is just that

  1. The Invincibles at the Box Office

    The overseas numbers for Pixar’s box office hit are in. The Incredibles were invincible at the box office pulling in over $44 million. Reviews are coming in from around the world too. I think they like it.

  2. How wonderful it is! Today, I had seen the film – “The Incredibles” this afternoon, My father also had seen this film in this evening. This cartoon movie is powered by Disney Company.
    In this film, I love the people’s sensation, scene, bugbears. The scene is so sublime.
    With the great imagination.

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