Bird's idea to give "Incredibles 2" a decidedly feminist bent by moving Elastigirl, aka Helen, to the fore seems creaky in the wake of last year's mega hit, "Wonder Woman." Still, I can't say I wasn't mildly entertained.
There's some quibbles to be had in an over-familiar setup, and an under-served villain, but overall this is a gloriously fun family parable, and as entertaining as any superhero movie you'll see this year.
For some reason, we can't crawl through the cartoon door and into this universe the same way we used to. We've grown, either too jaded by experience or too overwhelmed by the images, to fit into this reduction.