Meet the Robinsons Movie Review
Practically all Disney heroes (Lion King, Cinderella, etc.) are either orphans or have absent parent figures. Of course it isn't limited to Disney heroes — many. Doug (vo): Meet the Robinsons is kind of like Chicken Little if it had a touch more heart to it. Looking mostly to have fun and cause trouble*, he takes the boy genius with him and shows him off to his family. Review Edit . 2 · Cinderella ( Live-Action) · Tomorrowland · The Good Dinosaur · Hocus Pocus Re-Review · Inside. The Sweatbox Review: I'll admit to not enjoying Meet The Robinsons as much as many others Help is at hand in the form of young Robinson, who whisks Lewis to the future to show the kid that he does indeed have a part to play. .. To Never- Land, The AristoCats, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, High.
Lewis then discovers that Cornelius Robinson is, in fact, a future version of himself, and Wilbur is his future son. Because he was kept awake by Lewis' work on the scanner, Goob fell asleep during an important Little League game and failed to make an important catch that cost the game."Jambareeqi Orange" - Meet the Robinsons
Goob became so bitter as a result that he was never adopted and remained in the orphanage long after it closed. Doris is "DOR", one of Lewis' failed and abandoned inventions.
They both blamed Lewis for their misfortunes and decided to ruin his career by stealing the memory scanner and claiming credit for it. Leaving Lewis behind, they take off with the scanner, drastically altering the future to a world where Doris' clones have enslaved humanity. Lewis repairs the second time machine, confronts Doris and destroys her by promising to never invent her, restoring the future to its Utopian self.
After persuasion from Lewis, Wilbur tries to ask the adult Goob to join the family, but he has disappeared, apparently ashamed at what he has done.
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Back in Wilbur's time, Lewis finally meets Cornelius face to face. If any are familiar with the musical play Blood Brothers, the experience is somewhat akin to what happens on stage in that production. As most will tell you, it comes over as being pretty amateurish throughout, with many people leaving half way and being unable to figure out why the thing has been running for so long, but then…the end comes, an event that hits you hard, and the first thing you want to do is go right back in and see it all over again.
Though once things have been given a chance to breathe for a moment the film once again strives to tie up its loose ends Lewis finding a family, all the coincidences that occur in the last seconds of the film neatly — too neatly — it all somehow works. Meet The Robinsons is all about its ending, the moment that compels an audience to go back and watch it right over again, and though it was sometimes a tough slog to get there, it truly pays off handsomely. Or are Einstein and Selleck the disfigured freaks?
The rest of the look of the film works as well as it has to. It works, but I felt the threat could have been bigger and more of a build up to a proper showdown.
Doris really needed, and deserved, a slightly grander ending, with Bowler Hat Guy being given a little more resolve too. Where he fails is in not actually being evil enough, or able to carry out his plans: Even the near-legendary Adam West is kept in check as a suitably loony character.
I enjoyed all apart from Wilbur himself, who came over as being too old, and possibly Lewis, who was too whiny for someone with a never give up attitude. Most of the second act — meeting the Robinsons themselves — are elements I recognised from the book, but with a book one can read and turn the pages at their own pace, not being as so frantic and allowing the artwork to work its own charm. This is why the second viewing is a must. Meet The Robinsons is certainly more wondrous again, where the characters that have little emotional impact can present themselves anew, but with already acknowledged reasoning.
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Meet The Robinsons, then, spins its many wonders much more confidently in its second time out, not least because the fates of heroes and villains are both known up front, allowing for these extra new angles to play out as they repeat the storyline for the audience. The multi-generational relationships, especially in the future, are endearing.
The Robinson clan seems loony at first, but as the future continues, they quickly grow on you as exactly the kind of brood Lewis would naturally be drawn to and with good reason, but you have to see it to understand. It may not be as touching as Finding Nemoas technically brilliant as Carsor as parent-appealing as The Incredibles,but Meet the Robinsons is an entertaining step in the right direction for Disney's non-Pixar offerings.
And who doesn't love an orphan hero? Plucky orphans are perfect protagonists in children's adventures.
Whether human AnnieOliver Twist or animal Stuart LittleWilburthey're the ultimate underdogs, and only the most hardened heart could root against them. Luckily, Lewis is not the typical orphan suffering under the rule of cruel-hearted adults.
He's surrounded by compassionate grown ups who genuinely want to foster his brilliance -- from the orphanage's director Angela Bassett to his encouraging science teacher, and of course, the Robinsons, who all believe that mistakes and failures only make you better.
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