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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.
This movie has no fucking idea of how to use time travel. UGH. It's funny and what not, but the time travel aspect is shitty.
Whoever says that this movie is not is good as people say it is, I don't know what you're talking about. I mean, yes, it's less traditional than other Disney films, but I prefer this movie over Tomorrowland as far as a futuristic tale is concerned. The characters are enjoyable, and everything ties together perfectly. The message at the end has to be my favorite part. If you don't know what I'm talking about, watch this movie (either for the first time or again), and look into it :D
This is a mess. They made sure it was really, really whacky and didn't seem to care about much else.
It is a huge improvement on Chicken Little, although that's not much of an achievement. Meet the Robinsons at least tried to be a good movie and in some aspects, it succeeds. The vision of 2037 is realized as well as the movie having a lot of heart. That said, the animation still isn't the best and the script calls for way too many jokes. But it's a step forward into a better direction for Disney.
Prime contender for worst Disney movie ever. It doesn't even feel like a Disney movie. The character design is mostly poor, the direction is ... directionless and the voices often feel amateurish.
Much better than I thought it would be. Mrs. Robinson is one of the finest MILFs of the cartoon world.
Cute film that shouldn't be taken too seriously although the characters could have been more developed :/
Finally rewatched this movie and it is just as funny as I remember it. Also still have a thing for Wilbur Robinson like 9 years later
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