4. The Incredibles
“The Incredibles” tells the story of a family with super-hero abilities. Their lives become transformed when Mr. Incredible saves a man from his suicide attempt and finds himself on the losing side of a lawsuit. As a result, Superheroes are forced to stop using their powers and go into hiding in a kind of witness protection program.
Sadly, the seeming absurdity of the situation is not all that far-fetched. This film is a gem not only for its message about the value of the traditional family, but its warning about the dangers of political correctness. The movie reveals the hidden consequences that come with the demand that all things be fair.
“The Incredibles” is a parable that explores the downside to the PC movement and the dangers of communism. It shows what happens to people’s greatness when they are beat down by bureaucracy in the name of fairness. This film debunks the myth that it is possible to create a society where things are fair. It goes even deeper to reveal the harm that is done to society when people are not allowed to pursue what makes them incredible. Like our own, the Incredibles’ world is threatened by evil when good men, women and children do nothing.
The scene with Mr. Incredible and his bureaucrat boss at the insurance company is justification enough for watching this movie.
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