Yeah, that was actually pretty much my take.
The only thing I thought Incredibles screwed up on is that moment where Syndrome just HAS to get himself killed because we're trained to like movies where somebody gets punished for being bad in the end.
Paranorman earned bonus points for breaking that mold (and a few others for having the humans react in a realistic panic to the Zombies, and for having a character end up casually but openly gay, and how effectively the redemption was done . .okay, several points)
Paranorman left me feeling like something was missing. . . nobody was punished for all the bad that happened. When I realized what it was I was pretty unhappy with myself for a while.