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.
Slight, overly whimsical, and episodic. That could describe the 2011 Winnie the Pooh as much as it describes this film, and whaddya know: the same guy who directed this directed the new Pooh. The latter film, I loved. This one...not so much. The slightness and excessive whimsy work against the film, because the third-act twists make no sense. At all. Not as bad as I thought it was originally, but not much better.
Decent funny parts, a more complicated story than usual and a dinosaur upset with its tiny arms. Worth a watch for that moment alone.
Meet The Robinsons is a good one, but it's just shy of being a very good movie. For every really strong point, there's something holding it back a bit, it feels like it was made with a lot of heart but ironically not by the greatest minds around.
As a baby, Lewis was left at the orphanage by his mother, and ever since that day he has been a bright and unusual orphan boy longing to find out why she abandoned him. His mind works overtime to invent gizmos and gadgets, and he believes he can build a machine that will tap into memories for the local science fair. But suddenly another young boy warns him about the dangerous man…
Loosely adapted from a largely-plotless children’s book, Meet the Robinsons is a bizarre little tale with quirky silliness coming out of its ears. And, while the filmmakers appear to have thrown every random idea they had at the screen to see what would stick, it's hard not to enjoy the sheer zaniness on display, as well as the involvement of what is surely the oddest Disney villain of them all. Long on laughs, short on substance.
I loved it, classic disney movie.
Despite some pretty lapse time travel rules this is quite a fun flick with some darker moments for a Disney and quite a decent moral ... Keep moving forward!
What? An animated movie about time travel and NO cute fuzzy bears, lions,penguins, fishes ,rats?No burping and other gass-y gags?An animated movie which is awesome but not by PIXAR?
Obviously, such a movie cannot exist, right? WRONG!!!!!!
Meet The Robinsons was the most satisfying "DISNEY" movie since forever.Though its subject isnt really new, but it seems strangely fresh anyways!
It has a pretty complicated story line about time travel and a story set in the past present and the future.Such time lines are often very difficult to write for, but to the credit of the director and the story dept. they do so without making the ending be either obvious or contrived.
The story has heart, some cool villian animation…
funny moments, but felt more like a cartoon. my kiddos enjoyed though.
Great story, awesome animation, cute for adults and kids, emotional and moving... Must see.
This doesn't feel like a Disney film, but just a run of the mill cartoon from any animation studio.
Lewis is a science geek, an exceptionally bright child whose family abandoned him. When he decides to invent a memory machine so he can call up the image of his mother, he sets a chain of events in motion that pulls Wilbur Robinson from the future.
I did like this - but it is missing something to raise it above the average. Some nice ideas, but messily executed.
It felt like a spaz wrote it. Retarded, underplanned and too fast-paced. But as with all Disney animation films there's a hearty backstory and likable characters. Oh, and Adam West plays a pizza guy.
This one surprised me. I figure this is the most easily forgotten Disney Animation Studios film of the last decade or so. The film has an off-the-wall characteristic that makes it seem like the writers just went with the first things that popped into their head. Everything feels very loose and unplanned, and the time travel ("Get this: time travel." -- words from the pitch, probably) doesn't really work if you think about it, but then again I don't think careful consideration of that was in the forefront of the filmmakers' minds. Yet through all of the wackiness, it really entertains and manages to throw in some heart as well (in situations only time travel would allow). The ending quote by Disney himself was a nice touch.
The intentions are immediately observable: to attract a modernized and different generation of kids and young ones. The setting and the plot immediately explains it. Although the bar was surpassed in small elements compared to Chicken Little, a rare all-animal feature, Robinsons cannot escape the landscape of mediocrity and lack of interest in leaving a mark in children's hearts, besides the random attempt to briefly show an apocalyptic, "cyberpunk" atmosphere in the end.