What The Incredibles Teaches Us About Mediocrity

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A Matter of Film : Hey guys, we’re almost at 10k subscribers! We have a special surprise prepared for you that we’ll release when we get there, so make sure to stay tuned for that. If you enjoyed this video, you know what to do. And if you’re new to the channel, welcome! Subscribe for great videos like this one every Monday. See you next week, guys. We lost the audio presets we had, so just wondering if the audio sounded right. What do you think of the audio in this video?

Epic : I loved the incredibles, I'm excited for the second one

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Lenore Miller : I don't think mediocrity is the theme, exactly. Edna Mode has no powers, but she's easily the most content, successful and self-assured character in the movie. Buddy also wasn't mediocre, he was an exceptional engineer and inventor. I think it's more a movie about wasted potential. Buddy could have been like Edna, but he wasted his own potential with his obsession with being exactly like the superheroes. The Parr family are all exceptional, but the beginning of the movie highlights their complaints, and only their complaints. They don't do anything about their situation until forced to by outside forces, itself a form of mediocrity. It's not a movie about exceptionalism, it's about actually using your gifts, whatever form they take, and using them to better society instead of burn it.

MarkFilipAnthony : I just realized how The Incredibles is basically a family-friendly version of Watchmen, or better say: While Watchmen is a Satire of superheroes, poking fun and judging the concept in the first place, The Incredibles is a parody of it, celebrating the main thought and purpose of the super-hero genre in the first place. Watchmen also forces the superheroes into becoming "normal", but it explores the question of allowing individuals to have the power to control other peoples fates through a disguise. The Incredibles are saying that the disguise IS the power, it IS giving the individual power to be themselves and inspire others to be their true selves, that IS the power and inspiration the idea of a superhero and superpowers is giving the average joe. While one is questioning if powerful individuals in masks should be allowed to have power, the other is exploring the fact that giving the individual the option to wear the mask they want IS giving them power, is giving EVERYONE the possibility to have power and feel powerful. Maybe that is the constant argument that different people have with pro or con view up on what superheroes actually represent. For some, it means: To give power to the individual (all individuals) For others, it means: A few individuals having powers over everyone else One of them is preaching freedom of expression for everyone, the other is warning about the danger of too much power for certain individuals. Maybe they're simply two sides of the same coin, and the only thing separating them is the point of view.

Eyebrow Cinema : "Being a loving family doesn't mean you have to stop kicking ass". Great line. Another very well put together video. Top-notch editing and audio mixing. Have you read any of the theories about how the film is about objectivism and how great individuals are stifled by society, Ayn Rand style? It's very similar to your own analysis, albeit with a much darker slant. I ask because this video offers an interesting counter-point to those arguments. Congrats on the channel's success. I'd say "good luck" hitting the 10,000 subscribers mark, but we all know you guys don't need the luck :)

Noah Ptacek : Nice Mr Robot quote. Can you do a video covering that show?

Efods Movies : What’s the quote at the end from? Also, any time anyone makes a video about how fucking awesome the Incredibles is, I have to watch it at least twice. Great job!

Maya Penna-Scheer : LOVE the use of Mr. Robot and the Sam Esmail quote to prove your point. A++++

Loránd Nagy : such quality content yet not very popular

Rotisserie Chiggen : I owe my early childhood to Pixar and Tim burton

Karim Bayad : Saw the first 2 seconds and needed to say: Sam Esmail is a genius and I hope you make a video on Mr Robot or at least Comet soon. He's gonna blow up the world in a few years; I know it.

The African American Podcast Selection : Great video man, audio sounds perfect, smooth and fluent. Keep it up

oT Zaks : Elastigirl is thicc tho

That1Shoutmun : "THAT...WAS...WICKED!"

RamseyChristianDrum : The quote at the end "what mask do you wear or are you just as afraid as the rest of them" is that from the incredibles or something else? I cannot remember. Thanks

Nicolai Marquez : 8:21 Mr Robot's monologue with The Incredibles Soundtrack? I didn't know it before, but apparently that's what I needed to have so much goosebumps.

Pablo Cottin : Wow, that was a great video. Subscribed.

Easton Dorman : Whoever made this video is very creative, the music in the background n everything is awesome, it doesn’t drag or anything 👌🏾

Hector Manuel Elias Oliver : Loved the video! Fantastic analysis. I just feel that you had much more to offer, especially when it came to Syndrome. Now, I'm not saying it's your fault or anything, but this movie SCREAMS for a full in-depth analysis. This is just scratching the surface. Thanks for the awesome content!

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FromBeyondTheVeil : Excellent video. Reminded me of why the Incredibles is such an awesome film, and now I have a sudden desire to experience it once more. I must say that I especially liked your statement about society not liking special, or doing the extraordinary. I've often wondered how it is that remarkable people are able to accomplish the feats that they do. Certainly those few are simply born to be great, but I believe that the special spark is an acquirable trait. Which I suppose is something of an obvious idea as heroes are meant to inspire. Again, great video.

Graciela Herrera : Great great movie; awesome analysis. You are INCREDIBLE 😏

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Jacob Cacho : Great film essay! This film was amazing

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nicholas kloster : How do you not have more scribes? The editing and commentary is 100% on point.

Cade : Great editing! This is my Favorite Movie!

Jasc Random : *SPOILER ALERT* Isn't it ironic that Elastigirl also demonstrates how much she also craves to be a super hero her self again? especially in Incredibles 2. Like she legit enjoys it to much. The only difference between her and Mr. Incredible is that she has way stronger impulse control.

East Watch : there aren't any good animated movies anymore, now they're all just "fun kids movies with bright colors with no complex narratives and plots or dark themes"

Benton Pellet : Okay I think I pinned it. The thing you guys are missing in your presentation, i think the "script" comes out too much. It's not that i don't disagree with the visuals, audio (somewhat, the music mixing and audio mixing needs to be a little more deliberate in the way of... more awareness of auditory engagement if that makes sense. I'm sure you guys know Ralphthemoviemaker, he does this in his reviews, there's clearly a script, but it's rehersed, more of your charisma can come out, it's also /filmed/ but you don't need to do that. Another excellent example of very good audio editing (narration mixing, auditory engagement, good mix) is MandaloreGaming. I think with a little better audio (cuz damn you guys have editing down, i think a few more visual gags with the editing could go a long way, but thats it), and a less obvious script, it sounds like an essay more than a conversation of ideas, if that makes sense. I love your guys stuff tho, it's awesome and i've been binging your stuff. I'm offering this all cuz i think these are things that'll help earn you guys those extra points to bring it from great to godly. Very excited to see how you guys improve as a channel and grow, keep it up, advertise aggressively, keep up the quality, remain objective, OH and though this sounds supremely pretentious, id suggest reading texts and lectures about film-making. There's even plenty of legitimate stuff on YouTube, just really ensure /those/ guys are credited. RalphtheMovieMaker is a great start given he has a pretty informed perspective given he's a student film maker, but I'd suggest searching for more established material as well :P keep it up, love you guys, take this is a fan who has legitimate critique, not like "ew bad" critique, like the good kind <3

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Eduardo Arcos : Just excellent 👌🏻

Sebastián Gómez Letelier : AWESOME

Samuel Lawrence : Bro I consider it the best Pixar movie as well, but there are so many movies with a better scores on rotten tomatoes and the other movie score websites. I’m so confused

Sugar Peaches : *So meaningful*

ken-1999 : i LOVE This Movie

Robert Horešovský : Beutiful

Sal Salcedo : Hey guys, excellent work once again! At some point, I have been thinking about the story behind this film and for some reason, in an altered perspective, it felt the same on how you explained it with this awesome effort! I truly love this film when I first saw it since it gives a sensible direction to accept what you are and embrace what you should be, and until now, that's the passion that drives me. Y'all delivered it way better! Superb!

iDreZakhari : Please do an analysis for the Incredibles 2! This video was incredible.

Jaydevsinh Raol : +A Matter Of Film A Video On Incredibles Which Ends With A Dialogue From Mr.Robot. One is my fav film of all time and other is one of my fav tv show of all time. So thanks 😃 And great video as usual 👍

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Double D : This is such a great breakdown! So glad I stumbled across it!

Hatchet : Whats the speech from? 8:50

Dargon Wargon : Great video, I love how you bring a childhood movie to life in a new way. Plus your editing is amazing. Keep it up!