Try as they might, Marvel and DC will never create a movie as incredible as…well…The Incredibles. This Pixar film works as both a brilliant satire and a loving tribute to the superhero genre, all while delving into some pretty heavy themes for a kids' movie, like ordinariness vs. exceptionalism and family vs. self-fulfillment. Most impressive of all? Many of the movie's big ideas are summed up in the first 90 seconds.
Set 15 years before the main events of the movie, the opening is done documentary style, with our three heroes—younger, stronger, sexier—giving their thoughts on what it takes to be a Super. When we glimpse Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) struggling with his microphone, we immediately realize that despite their powers, these muscle-bound heroes a lot like everyone else—they're stressed out by their jobs, they go shopping, and they have relationship problems, just like any ordinary citizen.
At one point, a frustrated Mr. Incredible even jokes, "No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved!" And the interview session wraps up with Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) discussing whether or not they'll have a family one day. It's the perfect segue into the film proper, where our heroes get hitched, have kids, and battle the combined forces of mediocrity and giant robots.