The Incredibles and Watchmen

The Incredibles 2 may have very little trouble winning over audiences at the box office, but its biggest storytelling challenge is moving beyond the themes explored in Alan Moore’s Watchmen. At first glance, this seems like an odd comparison. With vastly different target audiences, these two properties hardly seem like they’re even in the same ballpark, but Watchmen’s influence is more woven into The Incredibles than any casual fan might have ever noticed.

Pablo Picasso famously said, “Good artists copy; great artists steal.” This would explain why so many great pieces of fiction sometimes have direct ties to the classics that came before it. Star Wars probably wouldn’t exist without Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, 
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The Incredibles 2’s Biggest Challenge Is Overcoming Watchmen

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