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Incredibles at the Capitol

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I saw the Incredibles at the Capitol Drive-In in San Jose with Andy.

The drive in seems a good one. There are 6 outdoor screens—I thought there were perhaps 3—in this multi-plex of drive-ins. It’s got a good location, right in the path of planes landing at SJC and right by the train tracks. I’m not being facetious; this is exactly where I’d want a drive-in to be. If I wanted a clean, sterile movie-viewing, isolated environment, I could find that many places. It’s about 40 minutes from Menlo Park, so it’s a drive but it’s not totally unreasonable to go to occasionally, especially since they appear to be open 7 days a week all year long. (Many of the New England ones were open weekends for much of the spring and fall and 7 days a week in the summer peak.)

The Incredibles was good, great even perhaps. I’m sure everyone else has told you this as well. I thought it was a very entertaining movie and that stuff that people say about it being the best Pixar movie might be true. Someone told me it was one of the best movies of the past few years. I don’t subscribe to that, but it’s worth seeing if you haven’t. The plot is interesting, the animation is good (duh), the characters are, given that they’re super heroes and animated, believable and human and it’s all done with a good dose of humor.

[update] The Incredibles, much like another very good movie, Sideways, is not very good necessarily because it’s great!—brilliant!—genius!—but rather because there is nothing wrong with it. I came out of both movies not overwhelmed by the film, like I did with Enternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or To be and to Have, but at the same time I had no criticisms then and I don’t have any now.

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