The Incredibles is a NAZI MASTERPIECE. 2005 January 14, Friday
I noticed something disturbing about Pixar's ''The Incredibles'', and was going to write about it - but remembered to google it first. Sure enough, several people SMaRTer than I beat me to it and saved me the bother. Anyhow, here's my unoriginal two cents:
''The Incredibles'' has a pretty disturbing Nietzschean subtext. The ''supers'' are a race of superior beings, who tower above us mediocre humans. The movie extolls the virtues of an elite physical master-race, morally and intellectually better than the rest of us. The villain is a jealous mortal who wants to make everyone the equal of the super-heroes. The message "If everyone is special then nobody is special" is rammed through several times with all the subtlety of a Stuka dive-bomber flattening a Spanish village. The son's bogus ''graduation'' from 4th to 5th grade is denounced by Uber-dad as a ''celebration of mediocrity''.
This intrisically fascist message manifests itself in the visuals of the movie. As Edna Mole shows off her collection of super hero outfits, something familiar gnaws at one's memory...
The toplit costumes in Edna's house resemble scenes from a Leni Riefenstahl movie.
You think I'm kidding? I was being a little tongue in cheek, until I found this astonishing image:
One the left, ''The Guard'', by nazi ''artist'' Arno Breker. On the right, Uber-Dad from the Incredibles. Now we know what Mr. Incredible was doing in the thirties! At least we know he's racially pure.
The clincher for me is the fact that the Incredible's super powers are genetically inherited from parent to child, ensuring the perpetuation of the master race. It truly is a movie for Bush's Amerika.
Don't misunderstand - I think ''The Incredibles'' is one of the best films made in the last few years. Adolf Hitler and I give it two Seig Heils!
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