On the surface, Brad Bird’s new animated family adventure INCREDIBLES 2 wouldn’t seem to have a lot in common with Guy Hamilton’s swingin’ 1964 James Bond entry GOLDFINGER, but superhero films and spy movies are actually pretty closely thematically related, as we discover in our comparison of the two films. After discussing our reactions to INCREDIBLES 2, a follow-up to what one of us calls “a perfect movie,” we look at how these two very different versions of 1960s heroism compare in their evolution (and establishment) of familiar tropes, in their respective wish-fulfillment fantasies, and in how they handle extraordinary individuals with a license to kill. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.
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Your Next Picture Show: • Scott: The Science Behind Pixar exhibit
• Tasha: David Lynch and Kristine McKenna’s ROOM TO DREAM
• Keith: Sidney J. Furie’s THE IPCRESS FILE
Outro Music: Michael Giacchino, “Pow! Pow! Pow! - Mr. Incredible’s Theme”
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