Perhaps the most incredible thing about the Incredibles is the fact that Disney allowed its name on the latest Pixar production. Not because the film was once again quite a bit better than anything Disney has produced in a while, although that is true. But the incredible thing is what the movie was all about.
Though not a laugh out loud comedy, The Incredibles was a genuinely enjoyable movie that tried to tell an interesting story. And perhaps the most interesting bit was the attempt at saying something somewhat unique. “If everyone is special no one is special”. Coming out of the jaws of the egalitarian shrine of Disney that’s pretty impressive. The good guys are trying to preserve inequality and the bad guy is an ungrateful kid who tried to be more than he was. His goal is now to level everyone so that no one can be special. But the super heroes win. Inequality reigns.
The moral of the story: be the very best you can be where ever you have been placed. If you’re normal be the best normal person you can be. If you’re super be the best super you can be. And even more important: be thankful. Be thankful that you are where you are and that other people are different. And some of them are even better than you at some things. That’s true, and that’s decent stuff.