The Incredibles Versus the Fantastic Four

6 Oct


I have no wish to have these two gangs of superheroes fight against each other. What made me bring this up is boredom one stormy night when I scavenged for any piece of thing to provide me at least a little entertainment. The Incredibles and Fantastic Four (literally and metaphorically speaking) saved me from that pathetic plight. After the movie marathon which lasted for barely four hours I had stumbled upon a very apparent parallelism in the characters of the films, each character having its counterpart in the other movie. I’m not quite certain if this has been brought up before but I find the idea very intriguing that I was not able to sleep well that night. Or it could be the effect of drinking soda before bedtime. Not sure.

Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), the head of the fantastic quartet has superhuman elasticity so as the incredible mom Helen Parr (Elastigirl). Both can stretch, twist and restructure their bodies into inhuman proportions.

Ben Grimm (The Thing) may be a lot more self-effacing than Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) but their tremendous strength are said to be parallel to each other. It’s just actually me who said so but basing it on the two installments of both films, it’s evident that Ben and Bob are of equal power.

Susan Storm (Invisible Girl), the lone superheroine of the mighty foursome, and the Incredibles’ only daughter Violet Parr both have the power of invisibility. They can poke you in the eyes without you seeing them.

And lastly, Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) shares a comparable rate of superhuman speed with the fourth grader Dash Parr. Moreover, Johnny has the ability to project fire from his body which Jack-Jack Parr, the youngest of The Incredibles, is also capable of.

Is it just coincidence or one really tried to copy the other?

3 Responses to “The Incredibles Versus the Fantastic Four”

  1. iceburn20 October 9, 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    I can say that there are some certain inspiration and elements but i don’t think that it is a copy. I know it is undeniably obvious that the family’s powers in the movie ” The Incredibles” were somehow copied from Fantastic Four but does that make it a rip-off? I think not, because the story is original and well executed. It is a funny, exaggerated (in a good way) cartoon movie of superheroes. Though, the makers of Fantastic Four were forced to add more special effects and some changes on the script because of the talked-about similarities of both the movies’ storyline.

    • alexanderbsanpedro October 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

      Thanks iceburn20 for sharing your opinion.

  2. iceburn20 October 19, 2009 at 10:31 pm #

    you are welcome…

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