Film Review: Meet the Robinsons () – Feeling Animated
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He really got in the way of what otherwise was a surprisingly good time that grew on me as the movie careened its merry way looking forward. Perhaps the casting director felt that without Singerman's particular stridency, his character would not rise above the babble of kids and semi-adults that permeate the movie.
I haven't sorted it out yet. I know I'll see this movie again, sooner rather than later; and perhaps he won't bug be quite so much the second time, knowing that I'll like the movie despite him. I believe this is the first movie that Disney Animation produced since Pixar's John Lasseter took over the helm; however, it was in production some while before he came on board.
I really like the look of this movie: And while we would never confuse Meet the Robinsons with The Incredibles or any other of Pixar's densely textured, adult pleasing movies, Meet the Robinsons does have heart, like any Pixar film.
It takes a while to find it through the jumble of zigs and zags, but the sentiment and the final plot twist is definitely worth the price of admission. The boy grows into a pre-teen with a penchant for invention - not that any of his creations actually work - but Lewis keeps hoping that someday he will impress a pair of potential parents in the market to adopt. When he realizes that his chances for adoption decrease with age, he comes to believe that only his actual mother could love him.
He gets the brilliant idea that her identity is buried deep in his memory if only he could access it, so Lewis invents a machine to do just that. Its maiden test is slated for the science fair where, it turns out, two others take a curious interest: We didn't ask her yet. I think you'll like her. You ask me over And over and over Have you seen My peacock-feathered hat? Taught them everything they know.
We need someone on maracas.
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Where is your heart at? Nobody knows that Even though you've him, her, me And an army searching I've got a feeling You will be reeling When you are bad And the circus comes to town Grandpa, I think I found your teeth.
And you see me leaving Dressed up as a magician Or something like that Sarsaparilla! My teeth are back! Well, glad I could help with the teeth, but, wow, look at the time. Lewis, I told you to stay in the garage! I did, but I went up the tube, and I ran into your family, and I You met my family?
Who have you met, and what have you learnt? Bud, Fritz and Joe are brothers. Fritz is married to Petunia, and is she Tallulah and Laszlo are their children. Joe is married to Billie. Lefty is the butler. Spike and Dimitri are twins, and I don't know who they're related to. Lucille is married to Bud, and your dad, Cornelius, is their son. What does Cornelius look like?
Okay, Cornelius is married to Franny, and her brothers are Gaston and Art. Wilbur is the son of Franny and Cornelius. And nobody realised you were from the past? Thank you very much. Doris, get it off! I've got you now. No, Lewis is my stupid roommate. My name's Mike Yagoobian. People call me Goob, but today, everyone that beat me up called me "puke face" and "butterfingers" and "booger breath. I didn't mean to Well, I was just looking for Lewis. He's always up there being dumb.
Why didn't I think of that? Mr Steak, you're my only friend. Game didn't go so well, huh? No, I fell asleep in the ninth inning, and I missed the winning catch. Then I got beat up. Afterwards, Coach took me aside and told me to let it go. Everyone will tell you to let it go and move on, but don't. Instead, let it fester and boil inside of you.
Take these feelings and lock them away. Let them fuel your actions. Let hate be your ally, and you will be capable of wonderfully horrid things. Heed my words, Goob.
Don't let it go. Where is that boy? Separate and look for clues. Look what I found! Now, what did you find? That plus my stick must mean I don't even know what I'm doing. I mean, this stuff is way too advanced for me. And what if I can't fix this? Why do you keep saying that? And don't just say, "Keep moving forward. Why would his motto be "keep moving forward"? It's what he does. What's that supposed to mean? Robinson Industries, the world's leading scientific-research-and-design factory.
My dad runs the company. They mass produce his inventions. His motto, "Keep moving forward. Carl, the time machine, the travel tubes. Your dad invented the time machine?
Five years ago, Dad wakes up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. He wants to build a time machine, so he starts working. We're talking scale models. Dark day at the Robinson house. Prototypes two and three, not much better. Number six, 58,and they all end the same way. But he doesn't give up. Dude, I can't take you seriously in that hat. He keeps working and working until finally he gets it, the first working time machine. Then he keeps working and working until finally he gets it again, the second working time machine.
I'm assuming that's a joke. I'm ignoring you for time reasons. This, my friend, is merely a model because, unfortunately, time machine number two is in the hands of the Bowler Hat Guy. Now, are you ready to start working? I think that's it. I knew you could.
Nice work, my friend. Well, you know what they say! If you aren't up here in five minutes, I'm gonna come down and get you! We'd better get up there. Let's get that boy! But I want to look, too. I didn't even know you could do that. Let's take her out for a spin.
Now, to lure him out of the house. I'll blow it up! No, that won't work. Then he'll be dead. I'll turn him into a duck! Yes, it's so evil! I don't know how to do that.
I don't really need a duck. This may be harder than I thought. No, no, no, no, ring this doorbell. That doorbell will give you a rash. I'm two for two, man. If they don't do it on purpose, it doesn't count. Read your rule book. You can take your rule book and shove it right I don't believe in fretting or grieving Why mess around with strife? Guess I was cut out To step out and strut out Give me the simple life Ladies and gentlemen, dinner is served.
I want a sloppy joe! Oh, Billie, could you please pass the gravy? Coming to you, big girl. Reminds me of the time my meatball pizza staved off civil war on the black moon of Keward. Where's my sloppy joe? Thank you for the gravy, Aunt Billie. Why is the kid still here? Any of this ring a bell? Science fair, Memory Scanner, a time stream that needs fixing? He's just having a little confidence issue.
I've got it under control. So, Lewis, are you in Wilbur's class? Well, yes and no. Lewis is a new transfer student. I think you mean North Montana.
Hasn't been called Canada in years. Do you know Sam Gundersen? Then we can see if he has the family cowlick. He can't, because he's got bad hat-hair. A North Montana man doesn't care about hat-hair. Let's see the cowlick! All right, everyone, hold your horses. Lewis, do you mind? I'm afraid this isn't gonna stop otherwise. Now, don't be shy. Surely, that is not the best you can do. Your skills are strong, but not strong enough.
Your words do not threaten me, brother. Now the real battle begins. Your meatballs are useless against me. Then perhaps it's time for spicy Italian sausage! Is dinner like this every night? No, yesterday, we had meatloaf. Okay, gang, time for the second course. And what goes better with meatballs than P.
Hey, that's just like Is everything all right? We're just experiencing bugs.
Just what the doctor ordered. My friend Lewis is an inventor. He can fix it. Wilbur, you know I can't. Give it a try. You don't understand what's at stake here.
Uncle Joe's seen the toast! We're past the point of no return! If he doesn't get P. You would really be helping us out, Lewis. One dragonfly on the rocks, please, Mr Barkeep. Hey, hey, Frankie, baby, you gotta tell us one of your jokes. How about that one with the bullfrog? All right, you bozos. Have to get that boy out of the house. So I turn to the bullfrog, and you know what I says?
Talking frogs with their own little outdoor bar, and so smartly dressed! I says, "Hey, not with my umbrella, you don't. That's a good buzz. You are now under my control. I am now under your control. Did you just say, "Excellent," because I said, "Excellent"? I've recalibrated the dispensing conduits and aligned the ejection mechanism and There he is, that repulsive, half-witted fool! Now, my slave, seize the boy. Bring him to me. Did you not hear what I said, you idiot? Grab the boy and bring him!
Well, it's just that there's a million people over there, and I have little arms. I'm just not so sure how well this plan was thought through. Okay, that should do it. Let her rip, Lewis!
Uncle Joe can't hold on much longer. Is it gonna work? From failing, you learn. From success, not so much. If I gave up every time I failed, I never would have made the meatball cannon. I never would have made my fireproof pants. Still working out the kinks. Like my husband always says Keep moving Keep moving Stop Okay, talking frog, not a good minion. Need another henchman, something large, not too bright.
Something that won't talk back. What is he still doing here? Get rid of him. Hey, what are you doing? Get your lousy mitts off of me! You're gonna regret this! I wonder if I should tell Doris. No, I'll make it a surprise. All right, everyone, quiet down. I propose a toast to Lewis and his brilliant failure. May it lead to success in the future. Gosh, you're all so nice. If I had a family, I I'd want them to be just like you.
Oh, well, then, to Lewis! What if Louis Armstrong said, "I can't"? You think he'd have walked on the moon? Dear, Louis Armstrong was a singer. What did he mean, if he had a family? Oh, Lewis is an orphan. Get up, you pansy! What a great plan! Go back in time and steal a dinosaur. Oh, Doris will be so proud of me. Why didn't you tell me you had a pet dinosaur? He's standing right here. No, you can't eat him! I need him alive. You messed with the wrong family!
Okay, everybody, this dino's deep-dished. Now, go get that boy! Why aren't you seizing the boy? I have a big head I'm just not sure Him you can eat.
Little Doris now sleeps with the fishes. Guess we made a pretty good team, huh? Yeah, guess we did. Yeah, didn't you see us take out that dinosaur? It was so cool, Mom! Oh, I mean, I'm sorry. Oh, Lewis, it's okay. I'm really happy you're safe. It's just a bruise, Lewis. You all sacrificed so much for me. One of a kind. Okay, you should get him out of here before something really bad happens. I've got it all under control. Okay, everybody, it's been a long, hard day filled with emotional turmoil and dinosaur fights, so why don't you all hit the hay, and Lewis and me will get going?
Do you have to go now? I mean, you know, it's getting late. Maybe Lewis could spend the night. Mom, maybe some other time, okay? Well, any time you want to come over, you just come over. You have to stay. I mean, who would be a better family for you than us? What do you say, Lewis? Do you want to be a Robinson? You want to adopt me? I'm from the past.
Now you know the big secret. Wilbur, what have you done? How could you bring him here? Please, don't get mad at Wilbur. He was just being a good friend. Lewis, I am so sorry, but you have to go. I know what I said. Lewis, look at me. You're a great kid, and we would never do anything to hurt you, but I'm sorry. You have to go back to your own time. Yeah, about that, one of the time machines is broken, and the other one was stolen by a guy with a bowler hat, which kind of explains the dino.
I'm calling your father. If I have to leave, can I at least go back and find my mom? I was never gonna do it. I can't believe I was dumb enough to actually believe you were my friend!
I am your friend! Mister, you're grounded till you die. Oh, yes, Doris, it is a shame. All he wants to do is go back in time to meet the mother he never knew, but they won't let him. We'd let him, though. Too bad we don't have a time machine.
To make your dream come true. All you have to do is put Humpty Dumpty back together again, and we'll take you back to find your mommy.
Let's just talk about this, Lewis. I know you're around here somewhere. I can't imagine why you're so interested in this piece of junk. That's for me to know and you to find out. Now, show me how to work this thing. Well, supposing it did, and if one were presenting the invention to, say, a board of directors for a very large invention company, where might one find the "On" switch?
Hypothetically speaking, of course. All right, first, you turn this knob twice, then push this red button, and that's it. What a stupid way to turn it on!
Okay, take me to see my mom now. We had a deal! Why are you doing this to me? I never did anything to you. You still haven't figured it out? Well, let's see if this rings a bell. Father of the Future, inventor extraordinaire, "Keep moving forward"? Are you saying that I'm Wilbur's dad? Give the boy a prize. You grew up to be the founder of this wretched time, so I plan to destroy your destiny. So if I'm Wilbur's dad If I'm Wilbur's dad Yes, thank you, we've established that. But what does that have to do with you?
Allow me to shed some light on the subject. I think you mean our old room. Yes, it is I, Mike Yagoobian! I'm disgusting, but one learns to love it. How did you end up like this? Well, it's a long and pitiful story about a young boy with a dream, a dream of winning a Little League championship, a dream that was ruined in the last inning.
We lost by one run because of me. If I hadn't fallen asleep, I would have caught the ball!
And we would have won! For some reason, no one wanted to adopt me. Whiz kid Cornelius Robinson graduates from college at age This year's Nobel Prize goes to a young Cornelius Robinson. Hey, Goob, what's up? Hey, Goob, wanna come over to my house today? They all hated me. Eventually, they closed down the orphanage and everyone left, except me.
Cornelius Robinson rebuilds Inventco. It was then that I realised it wasn't my fault.
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If you hadn't kept me up all night working on your stupid project, then I wouldn't have missed the catch, so I devised a brilliant plan to get my revenge. Then, just as I was on the brink of destroying Robinson Industries, I met her. We retreated to our villainous lair, where Doris spun a tale of deception and woe. Apparently, you invented her to be a Helping Hat, a slave to humankind, but Doris knew she was capable of so much more.
However, you didn't see her true potential. We both had a score to settle with you, and while my plan for revenge was brilliant, Doris' was Well, we went with Doris', but I made a very, very important contribution. Together we made the perfect team. Make sure you shut that door tight, or else the alarm won't engage.
I went to your house, snuck in the garage and stole the time machine, all thanks to that pointy-haired little kid who forgot to lock the garage door.
And now all that's left is to return to Inventco, where I'll pass off your little gizmo as my own. But you have no idea what that could do to this future!
I just want to ruin your life. Goob, I had no idea. And don't call me Goob! How many evil villains do you know who can pull off a name like Goob? Look, I'm sorry your life turned out so bad, but don't blame me. You messed it up yourself. You just focused on the bad stuff when all you had to do was let go of the past and keep moving forward.
Take responsibility for my own life or blame you. This is gonna be the best day of my life! Doris, would you be a dear and open the hatch for me, please? Well, I hate to foil your evil plan and run, but ta-ta! I bet you're glad to see me. That's for not locking the garage door.
You know about that? You gotta admit, this will be a great story to tell me someday.
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Look at that, boys. We're almost home free. Take a good look around, boys, because your future is about to change. Lewis, you have to fix the time machine. What about your dad? You could call him. There won't be a future unless you fix the time machine. Look, I messed up. I left the garage unlocked, and I've tried like crazy to fix things, but now it's up to you. You can do it, Dad. Prepare to be amazed. So, Yagoobian, any other ideas you'd like to share with us?
I call them Helping Hats. I just wanted to ruin his future, not this. No, this can't be happening! Oh, Lewis, it's already happened. Why did I ever invent that stupid hat? Take a good look around, Doris, 'cause your future's about to change.
You don't know what you're doing! I'm ruining your future. She's using you, Goob, and when she gets what she wants, she'll get rid of you. I am never going to invent you. I've got to show you something. I thought she was my friend. You did it, Lewis. I'll hold him while you run for help. He's the bad guy.
I'll give you three good reasons. He stole our time machine, tried to ruin your future, and he smells like he hasn't showered in 30 years! May I remind you, I'm your father, and you have to do what I say. Okay, Mr Yagoobian, do you want to be a No, no, I'm fine. In fact, better than I've felt in a long time. Oh, this is terrible! Franny, where are you?
The time machines are gone! Ratted out by the old lady. Yeah, beats working in an office every day. Want to see the one I'm most proud of? Oh, no, no, no. It was our first real invention. It's the one that started it all. So if I go back now, then this will be my future. Well, that depends on you. Nothing is set in stone. You gotta make the right choices and keep moving forward. Since it's gonna work this time, that means I We won't finally get to see what Mom looks like?
Do we ever meet her? I think you're just gonna have to get back to that science fair and find out for yourself. I had a feeling you were gonna say that. That's because we are one smart kid. See you later, Lewis! Oh, don't forget the mashed potatoes! Hey, while I got you here, just a couple of little suggestions regarding my design. Let's face it, these skinny limbs don't exactly make the teapot whistle.
All that really matters is, hey, don't forget to invent me. There's so many things I wish I could ask you. Time travel now, questions later. Just get back to that science fair, and we'll see you real soon. Right, okay, I will. Lewis, one more thing. Just a little tip for the future. I am always right. Even when I'm wrong, I'm right. I'd just go with it if I were you. Then you're absolutely right. All right, I'm coming. Well, it's not like you're never gonna see them again.
They are your family, after all. You're supposed to take me back to the science fair. Well, I think you punched in the wrong numbers. We agreed that, if you fixed the time machine, I'd take you back to see your mom.
A deal's a deal.