2¢ Valentines

The Incredibles

Yes. I know The Incredibles isn’t a Valentine’s movie, but I also like to take time this month to focus on other types of love besides romantic and always have a couple of movies that focus on the love between family and friends.

Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson) has settled into life as common civilian and family man after a career as a superhero. All supers have been forced underground since people started considering supers more of a nuisance than a help, but Bob longs for the glory days and does a bit of hero work on the side without his family knowing. He winds up getting into more than he can handle when he ends up working for supervillain Syndrome who’s been hellbent on revenge since Mr. Incredible rejected him as a sidekick years earlier.
Helen AKA Elastigirl (Holly Hunt) and the kids get pulled into Bob’s mess when his superhero side hustle is accidentally revealed forcing him to realize that he can’t continue to go it alone and must rely on his family to save him and their city from being destroyed. After all, the family that stays together saves together.

I love this movie! It’s one of my favorites from Pixar and the first superhero movie I ever loved. It’s perfect for both kids and adults. It’s mature in tone since it focuses a lot on marriage and honesty in relationships, but has enough action and adventure to keep the kids entertained. It also has great messages about valuing life and family. It’s great if you want something for your kids that focuses on superheroes, but you’re not ready to let them watch the MCU yet. And they still get to experience the awesomeness that is Samuel L. Jackson in a family friendly movie. God’s name is misused twice. I can’t recommend this movie enough. Stream it now on Disney Plus.

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

“Valuing life is not weakness and disregarding it is not strength.” ~ Mirage

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