Meet the Robinsons - Wikiquote
I spent at least fifteen minutes last night working through my personal decisions, Meet the Robinsons () tells the story of a young inventor, LEWIS, whose . Wilbur recognizes the small bowler hat and nearly gets eaten. Meet the Robinsons is a computer-animated family film produced by Walt Disney Pictures about You didn't even follow through on our last deal! Well, hey, there, little fella! . [After above scene]: Lewis: Is dinner like this every night?. Lyrics from Meet the Robinsons Written and performed by Rob Thomas. Let it go. Let it roll right off your shoulder. Don't you know. The hardest part is over.
Simply put, the differences in time does not equate to the differences in the world. A moment with some big-band happy singing frogs still feels totally out of place for me in a world where other creatures retain their animalistic habits.
Again, the secret is to let things play out…we get there in the end and the payoff is well worth the reward. There remains, however, no real heart in the future, which is what Meet The Robinsons really needed to ground the sheer lunacy of what were are being presented with. I liked how the future was depicted, with its many bouncy and inventive devices, though found the change in pacing at odds with the fairly laid back approach to life that the futurians live.
If any are familiar with the musical play Blood Brothers, the experience is somewhat akin to what happens on stage in that production. As most will tell you, it comes over as being pretty amateurish throughout, with many people leaving half way and being unable to figure out why the thing has been running for so long, but then…the end comes, an event that hits you hard, and the first thing you want to do is go right back in and see it all over again.
Though once things have been given a chance to breathe for a moment the film once again strives to tie up its loose ends Lewis finding a family, all the coincidences that occur in the last seconds of the film neatly — too neatly — it all somehow works. Meet The Robinsons is all about its ending, the moment that compels an audience to go back and watch it right over again, and though it was sometimes a tough slog to get there, it truly pays off handsomely.
Or are Einstein and Selleck the disfigured freaks? The rest of the look of the film works as well as it has to. It works, but I felt the threat could have been bigger and more of a build up to a proper showdown.
Doris really needed, and deserved, a slightly grander ending, with Bowler Hat Guy being given a little more resolve too. Where he fails is in not actually being evil enough, or able to carry out his plans: Even the near-legendary Adam West is kept in check as a suitably loony character. I enjoyed all apart from Wilbur himself, who came over as being too old, and possibly Lewis, who was too whiny for someone with a never give up attitude.
Most of the second act — meeting the Robinsons themselves — are elements I recognised from the book, but with a book one can read and turn the pages at their own pace, not being as so frantic and allowing the artwork to work its own charm. This is why the second viewing is a must. Meet The Robinsons is certainly more wondrous again, where the characters that have little emotional impact can present themselves anew, but with already acknowledged reasoning.
Meet The Robinsons, then, spins its many wonders much more confidently in its second time out, not least because the fates of heroes and villains are both known up front, allowing for these extra new angles to play out as they repeat the storyline for the audience. But in the context of the movie itself, coming as it does at the end of a powerfully charged conclusion, it seems just the right thing to be saying, even if it does still slightly feel like some kind of justification by bribe, if you will, via direct words from the man himself.
However, with all the talking animals, cars, bugs and penguins in such current fare, it feels fresh just to be able to return to good old human family values, and Meet The Robinsons gives families a very good reason to sit down together again.
Is This Thing Loaded? I like bow ties. I haven't slept in 8 days! Well, can I offer you a cot? Willerstein's forehead] I've got the caffeine patch. I invented it myself. One patch is the equivalent to twelve cups of coffee. You can stay awake for days with no side effects. Okay, next up is Lizzy and her fire ant farm.
Lizzy, we talked about the fire ants. You know that they have a tendency to bite people. Keep moving, shall we? Let's not anger her, or make her jumpy in any way. If I prove to you I'm from the future, will you go back to the Science Fair?
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Yeah, sure, whatever you say. What are you doing?! Let go of me! You're not the boss of me! Yes, I am, 'cause you're 12 and I'm 13! That makes me older! Well, I was born in the past, which makes me older and the boss of you! I am so dead. I'm not allowed to look at this thing, let alone drive it!
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Mom and Dad are gonna kill me, and I can tell ya this - i t will not be done with mercy! Isn't there, like, a Time Machine Repair Shop, or something? Well, somebody's gonna have to fix this.
I can't fix this thing! You broke it, you fix it! You didn't even follow through on our last deal! How can I trust you?! Well, you told me you were a Time-Cop from the future.
How can I trust you? None may enter unless they speak the royal password! Carl, what are you talking about? We don't have a password! I made one up while you were gone! Then how am I supposed to know what it is? If my family finds out I brought you from the past, they'll bury me alive, and dance on my grave!
Yes I am, but that's not the point! The point is, your hair's a dead givaway!
Little Wonders, song (as used in the film Meet The Robinsons) Lyrics
That is an excellent question! Wait, where are you going?! Hey, ring my Doorbell! No, no, no, no, ring my doorbell! Look at this door bell. That's an accidental ring. It's in the rule book. Well, hey, there, little fella! Now, I know what you're thinking, and my clothes are not on backwards. They didn't laugh, either. Anywho, what's your name, fruit-head? Well, say, Lewis, you haven't seen any teeth around here, have you? Been digging holes all day.
Can't find them anywhere. All right, look, old man, I need to get back to the garage. Wilbur left me down there, and I wasn't supposed to leave, and these monsters attacked me on the porch and There's no monsters on the porch, you ninny. Of course, I also didn't think there was a woodchuck living on my arm, and lookie there! Hope he ain't got rabies. Old man, I need to get to the garage! Well, sure, I'll get you there in a jiffy. I know a shortcut! And five and six and seven and eight.
Keep those tummies tucked. This isn't the garage. I don't think the garage is in here, either.
A very grave matter, indeed. Quad Four, Alpha Omega Galaxy, needs a large cheese-and-sausage thin-crust? I'll be there in 30 minutes, or it's free. Laszlo, you stop painting my hat, or I'm telling Ma! Ah, lighten up, sis. Lasz, I mean it!
Your mother's trying to take a nap. What is all the yelling out here?! I don't want to hear any more! I'm going for a drive.
She usually takes the Harley. Why is your dog wearing glasses? Oh, because his insurance won't pay for contacts. 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. Franny, this is Lewis. Nice to meet you, ma'am. We need someone on maracas. Where is your heart at? 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. 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— Wilbur: Who have you met, and what have you learned?