What It’s About: After a series of lawsuits effectively outlawed superheroes Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is just another former hero forced to hide his past and work a dull ordinary job. When a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island, it sets in motion a series of events that will bring not only him, but his wife Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) and former ally Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) back into action…along with the couple’s super powered children….
Why Watch it Today?: The Fantastic Four, just one of the comics that The Incredibles is a riff on, premiered today in 1961. The Incredibles is one of the best comic book movies ever made, perfectly capturing and distilling several threads in comic history and giving us a family friendly version of the basic idea of The Watchmen that’s a better adaptation of that story than the official adaptation of the legendary comic book.