- Toy Story 2
- The Incredibles
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Movie Review: Meet the Robinsons
Here’s one for the kids. Meet the Robinsons is a sweet little story for young kids with little to offer adults. Lewis was delivered to an orphanage by his mum when he was a baby and has developed into a gifted inventor whose inventions never quite have the outcomes he’d hoped. He has survived a number of interviews with potential adoptive parents but they haven’t. So Lewis is feeling very unwanted - until a stranger named Wilbur turns up and warns him of an evil Bowler Hat Guy. After the Bowler Hat Guy sabotages one of Lewis’s inventions at a Science Fair, Wilbur whisks him away to the future in a time machine to track down the Bowler Hat Guy. In the future, Lewis meets the eccentric Robinson family and things get more and more complicated until a surprising ending for Lewis. Meet the Robinson is a competent animation but there is little depth and doesn’t match up to the expectations we all have since great movies like Shrek, Toy Story and The Incredibles. But it will keep the kids entertained and has a nice message about family and belonging built in. My Rating: *** (out of 5) Positive Review ’Simply put, it’s terrific.’ - Steven Rea/Philadelphia Inquirer Negative Review ’The characters, starting with Lewis himself, are downright obnoxious. Not counting those singing frogs or the time-traveling T. rex (with its big head and little arms), only Lewis’ sad-sack roommate ’’Goob’’ is remotely sympathetic.’ - Peter Debruge/Miami Herald AUS: G USA: G If you like Meet the Robinsons, check out ...