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‘The Incredibles’ After ‘Incredibles II’

I went to see Incredibles II last Sunday and for the most part I enjoyed it. After not having seen The Incredibles in at least seven years it was nice reacquainting myself with the superhero family I had grown up with. But as I watched the movie I realized that while the film was well made and perfect in every sense of the word there was something about that just didn’t strike me as much as the first one did. But how could I be sure? I hadn’t seen The Incredibles in years. Was it really better than this highly-anticipated sequel that delivered a semi-scary villain and even more superheroes?! So, I watched The Incredibles last night after not having seen it in such a long time and as soon as the movie came on I was hit with an intense nostalgia punch I wasn’t expecting.

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The Incredibles perfectly places us in a world where supers are still totally legal and awesome. We get to experience life as Mr. Incredible as he zips around town to stop bad guys and save lives while also trying not to miss the wedding that’ll marry him and his beloved Elastigirl. It seems like everything is great and then the lawsuits start. The supers are forced to disappear and that’s when the real story begins fifteen years later.

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‘Up’ Is One of the Greatest Animated Movies Ever Made

Yesterday I was watching Freeform’s Fun Day which features a marathon of different family movies over the weekend and one of the movies that came on was Up. I remember watching the movie back in 2009 but for some reason I had forgotten nearly everything about the film. I forgot the film’s premise, the film’s beginning and end, I had forgotten it all, so it was like watching a brand new Pixar movie and oh my goodness was I taken on a ride I wasn’t expecting.

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Up is about an elderly man named Carl who after the loss of his beloved wife loses his sense of adventure and becomes a classic old grump…until he meets a young boy scout named Russel who needs one last badge (the Assisting an Elder Badge) to become senior wilderness explorer. It’s a huge honor to Russel.

Long story short, Carl shoos the kid away by telling him to find a Snipe, an imaginary creature that’s been bugging his house, but when a construction company ends up having to take Carl’s house after an incident he decides to start living life again. He decides to find the Paradise Falls that he and his wife had always aspired to live by but he doesn’t realize that he has another passenger aboard his flying house; the clingy Russel. Together they go an adventure that is so wildly entertaining that I had a smile on my face the entire time I watched the movie.

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