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"The Incredibles" - Journal of Omnifarious

Nov. 7th, 2004

07:57 pm - "The Incredibles"

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I went to see "The Incredibles" this weekend. I was highly impressed with the humor, the animation, and the substance of the movie. All the characters are finely drawn, 3-dimensional characters in all senses of the terms. :-)

Some people have noted the fact that the movie seems to take the Ayn Rand/Nietschze übermensch concept to heart. I don't actually have a particular problem with this as I actually do think some people are significantly more capable than others. A lot of people find the concept discomforting, I think partly because they forget that the whole idea is that übermensch are held to a higher moral standard in addition to actually being more capable and free.

*think* I actually think there are a lot of interesting moral and ethical questions surrounding the concept actually. But I do not automatically dismiss it as inherently wrong or evil because it baldly states that some people are better than others. I think that some people are, but that it isn't for any of us to judge. But, of course, in creating a society, you're creating and environment that makes certain abilities and behaviors advantageous, and some disadvantageous. So, in a sense, we're creating something that judges people's worth. Hmmm....

Anyway, "The Incredibles" is an excellent movie, even without any meaty philosophy. :-)

Current Mood: [mood icon] impressed
Current Music: Savage Garden - The Animal Song

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From:rosencrantz319
Date:November 8th, 2004 03:19 am (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:November 8th, 2004 08:07 am (UTC)

Re: Some people have noted the fact that the movie seems to take the Ayn Rand/Nietschze übermensch

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Well, I'm not sure if the creators intended for people who watch the movie to ponder those questions, but it definitely does bring them up.

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From:slackananda
Date:November 9th, 2004 04:12 pm (UTC)

meaty philosophy hurts when it hits your foot

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I must see the movie! Thanks for the heads up. This made me think about this recent entry wherein I dropped Atlas Shrugged on my bare foot. I wrote my longest response after finding this entry of yours. Thanks for reminding me to get back to it!
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