What you find "unusual" is rather more commonplace than you think.
That's entirely possible, no doubt some more systematic comparison is in order.
Read the top critics section of Rotten Tomatoes for the new Captain America movie. A lot of "good for its type of movie" comments that are not overly gushing--quite similar to what you find for STID.
Critical response to each from the general public and critics is similar and that's as it should be. They are popcorn flicks, after all, not timeless classics. And lest this become a debate over which film is "better", my goal here is to address general reviews of blockbusters in the aggregate--and on that score I stand by my earlier conclusions.