Friday, April 25, 2014

Favorite (Animated) Scene Friday! The Incredibles: Brace Yourselves

By far one of my favorite Pixar movies is The Incredibles. The movie about Mr. Incredible, AKA Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl, AKA Helen Parr (Holly Hunter) starting a family and settling down is the perfect combination of fun and action, even if it is a cartoon. The flick turns 10 in November of this year, and only now is there real talk of another film, despite Pixar's worst movie - Cars - getting sequels and spin-offs left and right.


Not content with retiring his super alter-ego and his boring day job, Bob has secretly reentered the superhero workforce for a mysterious, private client, but all is not as it seems and our hero is captured. The scene I’ve chosen today is where Helen is flying to Bob's GPS coordinates in order to find out what he's up to, unaware that he's been captured. Shortly after discovering that her children Dash (Spencer Fox) and Violet (Sarah Vowell) have stowed away on the plane, this happens:

This is truly a thrilling scene, especially for a cartoon (I have a thing for plane scenes). It’s nail biting as the missiles appear, Helen fires countermeasures, pleads with her attackers to call off their assault (that's all accurate lingo she's spouting, by the way), and argues with Violet about using a force field to protect the plane. The scene cuts back and forth to the imprisoned Mr. Incredible and it's painful to watch, especially when he learns that his kids are on the jet. This scene also has an incredible climax when the missiles finally hit the plane and Helen uses her stretching powers to protect the kids. The way Helen says “Brace yourselves,” at the end of the scene is funny and the perfect conclusion to the action.

This ends our month of animated favorite scenes! Check out the others below and thanks again to Jay from Life Vs Film and Jess from French Toast Sunday for contributing!

Favourite (Animated) Scene Friday! Wall-E: The Space Dance
Favorite (Animated) Scene Friday! The Land Before Time: Littlefoot's Mom
Favorite (Animated) Scene Friday! Sleeping Beauty: Birthday Prep

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