Brad Bird's richly imagined, retro-moderne homage to the superhero-fueled daydreams of his youth creates a vibrantly original mythology, heavily inflected by the lore of Marvel's much-loved Fantastic Four
and spiked with allusions to James Bond, Thunderbirds
and other '60s pop-culture touchstones. We first see popular crime-fighters Mr. Incredible (voice of Craig T. Nelson), Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) and Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) via "vintage" black-and-white interview clips, followed by a smoothly kinetic sequence that flawlessly encapsulates Mr. Incredible's big-blue-Boy Scout bona fides. In rapid succession he tangles with super-villain Bomb Voyage...