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Meet the Robinsons
Think your family's weird?
In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ready to give up on his quest until the mysterious Wilbur Robinson shows up on the scene, whisking Lewis to the future to find the scanner and his mom.
While some don't enjoy it, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for this time-travel-centric Disney flick that has gone on to be seemingly lost in time and space.
EDIT: This is my most popular review and I really don't understand why.
Disney Animated Canon Entry #47
Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
An undeservedly forgotten film that signaled the end of Disney Animation's third "Dark Age" before The Princess and the Frog made it official. The film's utopian-esque future setting, charming oddball characters, and refreshing optimistic tone make it quite enjoyable to watch even though the finished product is still a little rough around the edges. The film's only notable problem is an intentional or not Freudian/oedipal scene which will either bother viewers or it won't (it didn't bug me). If you skipped over this Disney flick when it was released, I strongly encourage you to give it a watch.
Click here for my review of The Black Cauldron.
this gets four stars just because rufus wainwright is featured on the soundtrack
Meet the Robinsons is bookended with a strong beginning and end, but seems to lose its wit and charm throughout the middle of the film. I'm sure if I traveled back in time to when I was three years old, I would have found the Robinson family much funnier, but unfortunately, we still haven't solved the problem of time travel yet. Most of the Robinsons' quirks seemed a little too forced, and I felt Today Land was lacking in some of the detail that the rest of the scenes had. While the movie feels like it has a serious case of ADD, it manages to bring its focus back long enough at the end of the movie to reward us with a creative resolution.
Bowler Hat Man wins the award for the most creepy set of teeth on an animated character, ever, and best performance goes to Tiny the T-Rex.
Unfortunately, Meet the Robinsons' interesting narrative and whole host of capable A-list voices is dissipated by the chunkiest and most distractingly ugly animation I've seen for a while and some hokey, laughable scripting. The fact that this has largely gone unnoticed in the spacetime continuum proves the total forgetability of this Disney clunker.
Some touching moments and a few unexpected giggles but WAY TOO MANIC FOR ITS OWN GOOD. At some point you just stop caring. Also, computer animation doesn't hold up as well as hand-drawn. This film looks like it was made by Art Institute students.
I love this movie. I've loved it ever since I first saw it as a kid and fueled my love for science.
It's tough when you connect to a character's emotions to seperate that character from the narrative being told. I think the film is very up and down. There are great moments, both dramatic and comedic, but there are too many bland and extended moments. There's just way too much over explaining. Goob gets so many scenes, and there is a payoff, but we don't need so many scenes to feel that reward.
Also, maybe it's just me, but the animation looked awful, even for 9 years ago. But maybe I'm just not remembering animated films that also came out this year.
Standard above average animated movie...
No ok this was pretty good
this lives in my heart. forever.
Super underrated movie with a precious message.
Also very funny and emotional.
I literally always cry during this movie that Rob Thomas song at the end fucks me up man
The story is fun, the acting is energetic and well done. The animation however doesn't really hold up as well but it doesn't really detract from the enjoyment.
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My top 20 are always my #1's.
I didn't add Harry Potter's because, they're always #1.