It's really interesting how Incredibles 2 doesn't have the same heart the original does, doesn't offer any surprises, and is quite predictable but the characters make it all so fun and delightful, making it worth the wait. It was so much fun seeing more out of these characters that I already love so much. I didn't realize how much I missed them. When that custom Disney castle logo started alongside the magnificent score, it genuinely struck a chord with me.
With all the characters I think Jack Jack and Violet stood out the most. Dash is still Dash and sadly doesn't really get the chance to shine in this movie like he did in the first one. Helen seems a little bit too perfect but Holly Hunter really does bring this charm out of her. Also, a lot of her action scenes are very creative and just pleasing to watch. Especially one in an enclosed space in an apartment which is so visually impressive, beautiful, what have you, I'm never going to forget it. Bob is really great here, seeing more of his need to relive the glory days was a lot of fun. Especially how competitive he gets with it and his actual jealousy of his own wife for it. Violet's boy troubles, the simplicity of it building from the last movie was just, mwuah. She definitely shined a lot more here while we watch her struggle between her personal and superhero life. I enjoyed Jack Jack more than I was expecting. I knew he'd be the comic relief of the film but I was afraid he'd be more obnoxious. Even though, at times Jack Jack can resemble other like characters, he was successfully funny and really adorable. I had a lot of fun watching him discover and play with his powers. As far as the new characters go, I definitely want to see more of Voyd. Her powers were so fun to watch during the action scenes.
The animation is outstanding. Just recently noticing how dated The Incredibles actually looks, this new and well done animation is so refreshing. A lot of the atmosphere had this real gloom to it which I really loved. I'm never going to forget that shot of an angry Jack Jack on fire by the pool side in the middle of the night. (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)