When Everybody Is Super

Thoughts on the Incredibles and the Incredibles 2: do these movies value being “naturally” super over technological advancement?

The Incredibles movies have a weird relationship with technology

But there’s another, subtler thread running through the two Pixar films. And because it repeats, it seems to point to a larger philosophy: both movies feature villains whose evil deeds give the franchise a markedly technophobic outlook. In The Incredibles, it’s Syndrome, a normal human with no superpowers who uses his tech skills to amass a huge fortune, which he plans to use to effectively rid the world of supers. In The Incredibles 2, it’s Screenslaver, a normal human with no superpowers who uses her tech skills to amass a huge fortune, which she plans to use to actually rid the world of supers.

Are these movies sectretly anti-tech? And do they secretly hearken back to a happier time when white guys ran everything? Phil and Stephen discuss.

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