It takes a will of steel to hide your superhero talents from a world that still needs you, yet no longer appreciates what you can do. Battling a bulging belly and a boring job, Mr Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) longs for the glory days of upholding law and order while his superhuman family tries to fit in and find their place in 'normal' life. Relief from quiet suburbia finally comes years later, when the family uncovers a diabolical plan and must bring together their respective strengths to save the day.

Makes the family unit cool again.

The Incredibles is the latest from the Pixar animation studios - home of Toy Story, Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo - written and directed by Brad Bird, who also made the animated feature The Iron Giant.

Pixar always seems to put the right foot forward. The Incredibles is so beautifully conceived that you know it can't help but succeed. This cartoon tale of a disenfranchised super hero family harks back to the brilliance of 60's animation whilst completely utilizing the frontier of CGI.

It brings new life to the tired costumed crime fighter routine, and director Bird manages to humanise his characters to such an extent, that the family unit can be deemed cool again.