Superheroes vs. Lawyers

By March 22, 2005General

For those of us who only now caught up with the summer blockbuster movie, “The Incredibles“, we find that the real villains in the movie are — you guessed it — the trial bar. This was a fact somehow lost in the film’s marketing, we think. But it was a central part of the plot.

Here’s this plot description from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), the on-line authority on all things film-related:

Mr. Incredible is a superhero; or he used to be, until a surge of lawsuits against superheroes submitted by the people they’ve saved forced the government to hide them in witness protection programs so they could lead normal, anonymous lives.

Of course, Mr. Incredible returns to his superhero status, no thanks to the lawyers, and saves the day. A great film and one that reminded us once again that it’s not only the superhero manufacturers that have to deal with these stupid lawsuits all the time.