The Incredibles

The Incredibles :     One of two terrific animated features directed by Brad Bird, both beautifully put together but with slightly differing attractions for me. This is a very Pixar production, by which I mean P for Plastic ( not a criticism ) with nicely designed characters who look as though made out of some sort of resin moving energetically ( the animation is great ) through photo-realistic environments. The story is pleasingly knowing and self-mocking and the whole package is entirely consistent, and as dense as a fruitcake with its crafted pleasures, but, for all that craft, it still feels slightly factory-made to me. >