Aloha my wonderful merfolk!
As I mentioned earlier this week, Meet the Robinsons is one of the few Animated Disney films that I haven’t seen, so, I thought since it was Meet the Robinsons week, it was only right that I sit down and give it a watch. I’d like to share what I thought about the film with all of you guys!
From the beginning, I already feel sorry for Lewis. He’s just trying to impress possible foster parents and everyone is being so mean. His little break down over how he’s not wanted and how his birth mother didn’t even want him makes my heart hurt. My heart also hurts when his invention to look back into his past and see who his mother was, doesn’t work.
The storyline is fantastic. The twists and turns and the unexpected happen and it just makes the film even cuter. The ending had me in happy tears, it’s such a heart warming ending.
Lewis is the type of character that makes the audience feel bad for him. He’s had a rough life and every time he tries to make it better for himself, something explodes or goes badly wrong. He’s constantly getting set back and although a little annoying, there’s genuinely nothing wrong with his character.
The Robinsons are great. There is such a wide range of different characters in that family that it’s sometimes hard to keep up. The Grandpa is great, especially when he’s trying to find the garage with Lewis. I also did give out a little chuckle at the dog wearing glasses and the reason why being his insurance won’t pay for contacts.
I’m loving Adam West as Uncle Art, the pizza delivery man. It took me a while to put my finger on the familiar voice which I think, for an animated film, is a good thing. If it’s too obvious who the voice actor is it can be a little distracting.
Bowler Hat Guy is a great villain for me personally because he’s such a dimwit and it’s actually quite funny to watch him fail. One of my favourite parts is where he takes over the Frog and even the Frog says his plan has not been thought though properly. I won’t spoil the story for anyone but this guy gets such a good character arc and character development.
A T-Rex doing T-Rex things. Enough said.
When The Robinsons say they want to adopt Lewis I could have cried. Such a lovely gesture, such a big family that can give him so much love. And then it just gets ruined when they all find out he’s from the past. Dammit Disney, playing with my emotions like that. How dare you.
This film really shows Disney getting better at doing their own computer animation. It’s a large jump from Dinosaur and the bland-ness that was Chicken Little. Much more of an improvement and I’m so happy to see them well on their way to standing side by side with Pixar.
When Lewis is sat with The Robinsons having dinner, is this scene supposed to look like a dubbed foreign movie? I got so confused when the audio didn’t match up to the animation. Was it the version I was watching or a deliberate animation choice?
The music is neither here nor there for me. There’s no singing, none of the characters have their own songs, it’s just music that is playing over the top of scenes. This music for me is average at best and not songs I will remember after the film ends. The soundtack, or background music, is pretty decent and blends in well with what is happening on the screen. For example, if it’s an emotional scene, the music fits, same as when there’s a lot of action going on, the music fits in well with what is happening. Kudos to the composer.
Overall, I enjoyed this film a lot more than I thought I would and it’s a Post-Renaissance movie I will definitely watch again.
‘Around here, we don’t look back 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’ – Walt Disney
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