Oct 3, 2009

The best of Pixar: The Incredibles

1. The Incredibles
3. Finding Nemo
4. Toy story 2
5. Monsters Inc
6. Up
7. Ratatouille
8. Toy Story
This was hard but I got there in the end. The Incredibles simply by covering the most bases: it is funny and smart and speedy and frequently all three at once. Its not the most lyrical Pixar movie — that award goes to WALL-E — but WALL-E suffers from ungainly construction in its second half. Nor is it the most moving — that goes to Finding Nemo, but Finding Nemo winds up with that awful sequence in the dental surgery. Toy Story 2 is one of the best sequels ever made, along with The Godfather Part II and The Empire Strikes Back. And Monsters Inc is underrated; its got the most perfectly worked-out conceit of all of them, but suffers from a bleh color scheme.


  1. WALL-E is perfection and the only people who whine about the second half are people who are too pretentious to realize it's *okay* to like a film without finding something to whine about.

  2. I think Kit Whitfield has it right when she declares that The Incredibles is rather like the fantasy of an aging jock - nerds might be earning more than you nowadays, but some day the world is going to recognize your specialness again, the way they did when you were young and golden...

    See: http://www.kitwhitfield.com/2007/09/speaking-of-authoritarian-stuff.html