Marcus, I think you’re taking things out of context a little. “Ooh! Ooh! The scientist is a bad guy. Denounce! Denounce!” Newsflash: Not all scientists and businessmen are good guys. Not all bad guys have to be politicians, or whatever you think is an appropriate profession for a villain.
Not all values are achieved through merit. Not all men are created equal. Not everyone is capable of becoming Albert Einstein or Michael Jordan. People are born with varying degrees and types of “gifts.” Francisco D’Anconia in Atlas Shrugged was fortunate to inherit a great fortune. Now, it’s true that he increased it tenfold or whatever, but he was born with an advantage not shared by everyone else.
Now, with The Incredibles, we just have to suspend disbelief for a second and take it as given that some people have super powers. Now, I know that’s really hard for all our grounded-in-reality Objectivist minds, but hey, that’s fiction for you. When Mr. Incredible makes that one statement that you highlight, it’s merely a statement of fact in the context of the film. Super powers are in his blood.
When you say, “the only Objectivist-friendly aspect of the film is the evil villain. He wants, through the development of new technology to make everyone into a super hero. Quite an objectivist ideal if you ask me.” Are you just stirring the pot? Or do you really not get that Syndrome is the most Toohey-like villain since … Toohey?
Syndrome wants egalitarianism. The true defining line in the movie is when he says, “Soon everyone will be a superhero. Then nobody will be.” Uh-huh. That’s a real Objectivist ideal. He wants to artificially elevate the mediocre to destroy values, just like Toohey. Remember that super-powers are merely a metaphor for natural gifts I refer to above, and his technological-substitute ultimately proves faulty. Syndrome is not an “honest scientist, trying to make a buck.” He’s a classic mua-ha-ha villain, with a heavy dose of Toohey egalitarianism, trying to take over the world.