6 Pixar Films Whose Endings Had Awful Consequences You Hadn't Considered
6. The Incredibles
Jack-Jack Parr managed to save himself at the end of The Incredibles by going absolutely nuts with his newfound powers, thus capping off what had been a delightful romp involving a family of superheroes. Up until that point, Jack-Jack was completely powerless in the words of daughter Violet, hes not even toilet trained. But come the end, with him in Syndromes grasp, he saves himself by playing roulette with some shape-shifting powers, before being saved by his mother. Day saved, another job well done, right? Well, yes, but the epilogue sets up some troubling questions. Come the epilogue, we see the Parr family watching Dash race, and the middle child takes second place in a display of humility. Everyones proud of him, but then the city gets ambushed by a mole man with his giant digging machine, causing the Parrs to don their secret identity masks. We then cut to credits, with everything solved the family are now celebrated again for their superhero abilities, and even the kids and baby get involved. Wait, what? Theyre letting a baby attempt to take on a giant machine? Well, yes actually Jack-Jacks got his secret identity mask on, and the family seem completely unfazed by this. Id like to point out at this moment that from what weve seen, Jack-Jack has little to no control over his powers hes only just realised he has them recently, and if hes not in his armour form hes still going to get hit something which would cause severe damage to a baby. Yet the family appear completely ok to let him fight crime, pointing out that while heroes may be super, theyre also capable of severe child neglect.
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