7. Mai 2019: The Incredibles + Incredibles 2 (Double Feature, OV: English)

The Incredibles (Digital)

USA (2004)

ab 6 Dolby Digital CinemaScope
Regie: Brad Bird
115 Minuten
No gut, no glory

Bob Parr is an ordinary superhero. Superpowers, super family, super suit, ridding the world of evil. At least that is what he would like to do, if it weren’t for all these lawsuits … saving people who don’t want to be saved just doesn’t seem to pay off in the US. After a row of minor mishaps, silly accidents and stupid misunderstandings, the government decides to prohibit superheroism. All superheroes in governmental service are relocated and all superhero missions henceforth forbidden.

Now Bob and his whole family have to conceal their powers and pretend to live normal lives. This leaves him with a boring 9-5 job in an insurance agency, which just doesn’t fulfill him. He loses his temper and, as a result, also his job …

A secret mission provided by a mysterious woman named Mirage manages to cheer him up: Using his superhuman strength to destroy a malfunctioning military robot on a remote island is exactly what he needed. But soon it turns out that this military experiment is part of a sinister plan, and the world once again needs superheroes to fight the evil and save humanity.

Exemplary mixture of top-notch storytelling, visual razzle-dazzle, accessible humor, and involving action. (ReelViews)

Incredibles 2 (Digital)

USA (2018)

ab 6 Dolby Digital CinemaScope
Regie: Brad Bird
118 Minuten
It’s been too long, darlings!

After the villain “The Underminer” has robbed a bank and escaped, Bob Parr and his “Incredibles” family have to face the truth: Superheroes are still not accepted in today’s society. To regain the long-lost public trust, some superheroes should be sent on secret missions which will be recorded and publicized. Since Bob Parr’s super-strength tends to cause collateral damage, his wife Helen alias Elastigirl is chosen for the PR-missions, leaving Bob at home with his children Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack.

The changed family roles are a tough transition for everyone, made even tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. Nonetheless, when a new villain hatches a brilliant plot to terrorize Metroville, the family and their colleague Frozone must find a way to work together again and once again prove that they are incredible.

Both films in the series combine farce with highly tuned stunts and a delicate way with characterisation once seen only in hand-drawn animation. (Sydney Morning Herald)