Saw the movie The Incredibles this weekend.
Pixar has done it again. I don’t know what it is that they put in the water out at Pixar, but their atmosphere for creativity must be spectacular. I can only imagine that with Steve Jobs as one of the owners, the working environment is pretty cool.
I read that Kevin Smith (a huge superhero fan in his own right) is calling it the best superhero movie ever. While I don’t know if I would go that far, it was…well…INCREDIBLE. The voices for the characters were perfect, particularly personified by Smith’s buddy Jason Lee as Syndrome, the bad guy in this 1st Incredibles movie (I’m saying first because there is no doubt they’ll make another one).
It’s not just the voices and dialogue that make this movie genius. It’s the concepts and ideas behind the characters and their situations. Some of the things that happen are so out there (in that normal people wouldn’t think of them), but they seem so natural, woven into the fabric of the movie so seamlessly that you can’t but admire John Lasseter and the folks out there in California for the brilliance they have brought to the field of animated movies.
5 out of 5 stars!
Funny parts. Written by Tina Fey, so it was a little different than most of the normal high school movies. Alli said it was a lot like Heathers (which I never saw), so I’ll take her word for it. It certainly was not as good as Can’t Hardly Wait or American Pie, the best high school movies of the past 10 years (Dazed and Confused would make the list were it not made in 1993).
Go rent or buy this movie.
We watched Super-Size Me last night. I had talked to a couple of people that had seen it who were thoroughly disgusted. I kind of rolled my eyes and thought to myself…everyone knows McDonald’s is bad…I don’t need a movie to tell me that. After watching Morgan Spurlock’s experiment on himself, I never even want another McGriddle (and if you know me, that’s something…the McGriddle is easily the best sandwich ever created by McDonald’s).
There were a lot of things that were great about this movie…things that make you think. What I didn’t realize was how good of shape Spurlock was in before he started. This guy is 6’2″, 185 lbs. with about 11% body fat. That’s really good.
And McDonald’s wreaked havoc on his body. The doctors he employed during the process were funny because they were blown away at the amount of damage that it did to him. His cholesterol jumped from 165 to 225 in about a week. His liver became completely toxic. He got depressed and had a bunch of other awful things.
It’s gross, but also funny and well done. I highly recommend to anyone…those with weight problems (like me) and those without.
I can’t claim to have accomplished much this weekend.
It’s been a while since Alli and I have had a weekend to ourselves. It was a really busy summer and it seemed like we were always doing something. This weekend, we were fortunate enough to not have anything on the docket, so we did woke up early-ish and made some awesome french toast, complete with Vanilla Almond Special K baked into it. It was [COUSIN EDDIE] “gooooo-oooood.”
After that, we sat on the couch and watched Alias ALL DAY LONG. We had 2 discs of season 2 to finish and we had bought season 3 a while back and we were anxious to watch it. During the year, it was disappointing to watch because it was a new episode here, a rerun there, a missed week here…it felt disjointed. BUT, we got three discs into season 3, and I have to say…totally better than I remembered it. I’m holding out hope that I was disappointed with last season only because it was so disjointed, not because the story was all that bad. So far, my assessment is holding up, but time will tell.
We also saw Shark Tale on Sunday. I don’t know if I was in a bad mood or what, but the movie was really disappointing. Not really funny, not a great story. As far as animated fish movies go…Finding Nemo was exponentially better. That’s not just my opinion. Alli, my brother, Jake…we all agreed…disappointing movie.