I recently watched The Incredibles for the first time since I was a child, when I loved it! But now I see it in a new light and I saw your review where you gave it 2.5, but I would give it a 1. What do you think of Violet's last few lines in film, where she is she noticed by a guy because she is "different" (i.e. she changed the way she looked), and then she asks him whether she is "good different?" - as in, she is looking for his approval?
I just re-watched the ending and that felt disjointed haha… maybe it’s just me being used to newer animation styles!
I had to re-read my own review to answer this because it’s been so long since I saw the entire movie. I think in the context of the whole film, I’m still not a big fan of how so much of her characterization is focused on “I want the guy to like me!” And maybe the dialogue could have been a bit tighter.
To be fair to the film, though, she ties it back explicitly to her internal character growth.
“You look different”
“I feel different.”
I think it’s just maybe a bit unfortunate that “becoming yourself” means decked out in pink; since she was very gloomy/hair covering eyes before, the contrast of simply color and a ponytail would have been fine. And obviously, there’s nothing wrong with wearing all pink, but in animation it’s fairly synonymous for “traditionally feminine” which I don’t think is the point of her character’s growth or what they were really attempting to convey.
And the scene does show personal growth; instead of literally becoming invisible, she’s more confident in herself and actually makes the suggestion of the date, more or less, rather than waiting for him to.