Film Review: Meet the Robinsons () – Feeling Animated
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Yeesh, time travel logic. As a child sharing a room with Lewis at the orphanage, Goob is a sleepy but generally quite nice kid who helps Lewis out with his inventions and has a passion for baseball two films in a row where baseball features heavily in the plot. The main issue Goob has with Lewis at this age is that he keeps him up every night with his obsessive nocturnal tinkering, leaving Goob in a kind of permanent insomniac trance I really relate to this kid. As it turns out, Goob ends up literally becoming his own worst enemy when he comes back to the past in his adult form and convinces his younger self not to let this incident go, encouraging him to let his hatred for Lewis fester.
Goob apparently takes this to heart, and after remaining angrily fixated on the lost game he winds up never getting adopted and left to his fate in the randomly abandoned orphanage.
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The adult Bowler Hat Guy is hilariously inept at his villainy and Doris is clearly the one in charge. Presumably, this means the Bowler Hat Guy version of Goob never comes to exist. Her motivation feels too weak to be believable, and the fact that she is defeated by a quirk of time travel logic rather than a proper fight makes her even less memorable. As far as Disney villains go, Doris is certainly not one of their best.
One of my favourites is Dr. Lewis never figures out who she is during his time there, only working it out when he returns to the past to fix his memory scanner. Seeking a volunteer, he gets Lucille, and after using the device on her to recall memories of her wedding, Lewis and the audience realises who she is.
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One other character I liked here was that of Mildred, the woman who runs the orphanage Lewis lives at. At the end of the film, she and Lewis also share a touching farewell after he finally finds a family of his own — you can see how happy she is for him and it makes for a lovely moment. Most of the credit goes to Angela Bassett for her gentle performance; she brings a lot of heart to this minor character and made her one of the highlights of the film for me. Before I try to dissect the gigantic Robinson family, I feel I must state this one last time — there are far, far too many characters crammed into this film.
Not counting Lewis, Wilbur or Lucille, there are still twelve more Robinsons to try and remember, but only Franny and Bud are given any real attention. The main one is that she is present as a child at the very science fair where Lewis meets Lucille, in a rather lazy coincidence. Of course, this is often a problem in time-travel stories we all remember when Marty nearly slept with his own mother in Back to the Futurebut it feels especially weird here in a Disney film.
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The remaining Robinsons are the following: He apparently makes the decision with his wife to adopt Lewis when they meet him at the science fair, showing him to be a caring man if not also a rash decision-maker.
The other brother, Joe, is the fat silent guy who married the Russian-accented Aunt Billie.
Finally, we have the twins, Spike and Dmitri, whose precise relationship to the others is unknown and who are purely there as comic relief I totally forgot about them in the first draft.
The Robinsons basically function as a collective character, working as a team to do things and engaging in all sorts of comic hijinks. Like all good futuristic families, the Robinsons also have a robot, in this case named Carl. Luckily for him, Lewis manages to restore the original timeline and Carl is thus resurrected for the finale, where he asks Lewis if he can beef up his design a bit in the future.Meet The Robinsons Movie Trailer
While taking the scanner to his school's science fair, Lewis meets year-old Wilbur Robinson, a mysterious boy claiming to be a time cop from the future. Wilbur needs to recover a time machine that a man wearing a bowler hat has stolen.
Lewis tries to demonstrate the scanner, but it has been sabotaged and falls apart, throwing the science fair into chaos. Lewis leaves while the Bowler Hat Guy, with the help of a robotic bowler hat named Doris, repairs and steals the scanner.
Wilbur meets Lewis at the orphanage and asks him to repair the scanner. Lewis agrees to do so only if Wilbur can prove he is telling the truth, which Wilbur does by taking them to the year in a second time machine.
When they arrive, he and Wilbur get into an argument and crash. Wilbur asks Lewis to fix the time machine, but Lewis has another condition: Wilbur has to take him to visit his mother afterwards.
Reluctantly, Wilbur agrees and hides Lewis in the garage. Lewis does not stay there for long, however, and ends up meeting the rest of the Robinson family except for Cornelius, Wilbur's father, who is away on a business trip. The Robinsons offer to adopt Lewis, but change their mind when they learn that he is from the past. Wilbur admits to lying to Lewis about taking him back to see his mom, causing Lewis to run off in disgust.
Lewis then discovers that Cornelius Robinson is, in fact, a future version of himself, and Wilbur is his future son.