The Incredibles Is 15 Years Old Today
Want to feel old? Well, Pixar's The Incredibles turns 15 this week so if you remember seeing it first time round, you're officially ancient like me.
It's gone down as one of the best animated films of all time, and with an impressive 8/10 on IMDb and 97 percent critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, it's fair to say it's a bit of a classic.
If, somehow, you've not seen it, the synopsis reads: "Once one of the world's top masked crime fighters, Bob Parr - known to all as 'Mr. Incredible' - fought evil and saved lives on a daily basis.
"But now fifteen years later, Bob and his wife, a famous superhero in her own right - have adopted civilian identities and retreated to the suburbs to live normal lives with their three kids. Now he's a clock-punching insurance claims adjuster fighting boredom and a bulging waistline.
"Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top-secret assignment."
And of course, people are getting all nostalgic on Twitter.
To think it's been 15 years already... who feels old as heck?
- Connor (@SorcerRose) November 5, 2019
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The complete family. Dysfunctional and Supportive. Truly Incredibles!
- Fawad Ahmed (@Fawad_10) November 5, 2019
I love this futuristic family. When I feel low, I pretend to be 'incredible'.
- ana_captures (@ana_captures) November 5, 2019
The Incredibles hit theaters 15 years ago today on November 5, 2004. It's one the best animated #films from Pixar and continues to stand the test of time. pic.twitter.com/PHSWZ5bKXc
- Cameron Junge (@cam_junge) November 5, 2019
The Incredibles turns 15 today. Happy birthday to one of the best movies ever made
- FidelNJ (@FidelNJ) November 5, 2019
Just read The Incredibles is now 15 YEARS OLD!
This makes me feel incredibly old. Brb retiring.
- :fireworks: Robert Senior :statue_of_liberty: (@RSRobSenior) November 5, 2019
Fans then had an agonising 14 year wait for the sequel of the much-loved film. In an interview with Bustle, writer and director Brad Bird tried to explain why he thinks it struck such a chord with everyone.
Bird said: "It's having icons for different moments in your life - I think everyone is at least one of these character. We all have parents... we all have been the annoying little brother or the slightly embarrassed sister or the baby that is irrepressible or whatever. We've been the best friend.
"If you go through life, a lot of people have been in four or five of the characters' situations. So I think there's a way to make people relate that gives us a little advantage over other superhero movies."
Featured Image Credit: Pixar