Took my 7-year old daughter to this on a scorching Tuesday afternoon. So if I got a little sleepy, it was probably because of the air conditioning and bad popcorn.
The first Incredibles movie was always going to be hard to top. It came out of nowhere and was full of amazing surprises. This one doesn't really have many surprises and feels fairly safe, with the best parts, in my opinion, being Edna since it is so reminiscent of the first movie (same set pieces and everything).
I don't know why I didn't find Samuel L Jackson distracting in the first Incredibles but this time I found he took me out of the movie. Maybe the performance isn't as strong, not sure. Isabella Rossellini as the ambassador? What a weird voice cameo.
There were some laughs here and there and overall it is very joyful to experience. But I didn't retain anything from the viewing the way I did with the first one. I think this will prove to be entirely forgettable even if its exceptionally well crafted. It just feels...empty? I mean, the short story cartoon about the Japanese dumpling felt like it had way more heart than this. In the first Incredibles we have to deal with watching Mr. Incredible react to the thought of losing his family. It's pretty deep for a cartoon. This one tries to be a little Wonder Woman showing that a female superhero can have more pull. In the end, I think I'd rather watch Mr. Incredible fighting bad guys than changing diapers.
Much like The Simpsons, there might be a wasted opportunity here where they could have aged the characters a bit. Dash would probably be more interesting as a teenager than a boy that wants to press all the buttons...quickly. Would love to see how the baby develops too in terms of powers.
oh, and I did notice Elastigirl's Kardashian butt. I'm not sure what they were trying for there. Super distracting.
In the end, it's worth seeing once and I guess I'm just disappointed that I was disappointed. Slightly better than Finding Dory.