“The Incredibles”: The Best Superhero Movie

Most animated movies have a runtime of 90 minutes or less; The Incredibles, with a runtime of nearly two hours, feels like Pixar’s epic. Its story is segmented into a series of acts (the glory days, the family’s home life, the first journey to the island, the second journey to the island, the grand finale) each given the time it requires because the writers are comfortable with painting on a large canvas: The Incredibles wants its world to breathe, to feel real and dramatically present. This quality of Pixar’s 2000s output is especially noticeable in contrast to the way in which…