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The Incredibles Case Study

vikiwalden | Wednesday November 09, 2011

Categories: GCSE, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, The Incredibles, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Action Adventure, Adventure, Animation, 1990 Onwards, Superhero, Hot Entries

Paper 1 | Superhero Films Case Study | The Incredibles



In the beginning of The Incredibles, superheroes are celebrated by the city folk; they are celebrities, interviewed on television. Mr Incredible is able to prevent a number of crimes: rescuing a cat from a tree; preventing a heist; saving a man trying to commit suicide; capturing a thief; preventing a train crash; and a bank robbery - even on the way to his wedding to Elastigirl. During his missions, a young fan of Mr Incredible, Buddy, who goes by the name Incrediboy, keeps trying to help him. Mr Incredible tells him that he only works alone and dismisses the boy.

The man, who tried to commit suicide successfully, sues Mr Incredible, which leads to an abundance of court cases against superheroes. Public opinion falls and soon they are enforced to hide in the superhero relocation programme.

It is 15 years later, Bob (Mr Incredible) works for an insurance company and is depressed in his job. Dash (their son) gets in trouble at school, but the teacher can’t prove it was him because the video footage can’t pick up him running at super speeds to play his trick. The children fight at the table using their super powers and Mr Incredible discovers his own friend, Paladine (superhero Gazerbeam) is missing. Lucius (Frozone) and him go out for their Wednesday night bowling, however they are secretly getting involved in crime fighting. They do not realise that during this time, they are being watched. They save civilians from a fire, but accidently break through into an art gallery and appear to be robbers. Frozone freezes the policemen and they escape, but only just in time.

Bob’s boss reprimands him in his office, Bob wants to leave to save someone being mugged, however his boss prevents him. Bob gets mad, throws his boss through several walls and subsequently loses his job. He receives a self-destructible message calling him to work for an agency as Mr Incredible once...

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