"The Incredibles" - Journal of Omnifarious
Nov. 7th, 2004
07:57 pm - "The Incredibles"
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. :-)