Their gamble worked, and the Incredibles shattered every preconceived notion that the world had about what animation could and could not be. Here there were action scenes more visceral and exciting to watch than any summer blockbuster (Dash running from the bad guys through the forest, dare you not to cheer). Family drama more engaging and heartfelt than any indie oscar bait ("I can't lose you again, i'm not strong enough!" Dare you not to tear up). Emotional stakes just as tense and dangerous as any Martin Scorcese blood fest (The missles coming towards the plane. Dare you not to get shivers down your spine). This was a real turning point for animated films, where they finally started to get taken seriously.
I remember seeing this movie for the first time in the theater. I had been pretty out of the loop for two years on my mission, and so i knew absolutely nothing about it. I was floored! It remains the best experience i have ever had watching a movie; and as opposed to getting older every time i watch it, it just keeps getting better!