Disney’s futuristic time-traveling animated film Meet the Robinsons meets 2011’s 3D technology.
When 12-year old orphan Lewis can’t seem to get adopted or make his inventions work despite repeated efforts, he begins to seriously doubt himself and his abilities as an inventor. Then, an odd boy named Wilbur Robinson shows up to warn Lewis about the mysterious “Bowler Hat Guy” lurking around the science fair, an evil man Wilbur claims is from the future. The next thing Lewis knows, he and Wilbur are on route to the future via time machine. Once there, Lewis meets the very quirky, extended Robinson family with whom he feels oddly at home. As the search for the Bowler Hat Man and his constant companion Doris becomes more and more dangerous, the Robinson family becomes crucial in keeping Lewis safe. In the end, Lewis returns to the present with a new inner strength, a sense of his place in the world, the knowledge that his actions directly affect others, and an optimistic determination to “keep moving forward.”
The wacky time traveling adventures in Meet the Robinsons are perfectly suited for 3D action. We quite enjoyed watching this movie as a family (even my husband), and I love how everything comes together at the end of the movie. (I won’t spoil it for you, but hints throughout the movie are put together at the end.) No time traveling movie would be complete without dinosaurs, and this movie has a larger-than-life in 3D T-Rex. The movie’s underlining message of determination (and lack of anything inappropriate) makes this movie perfectly suited for kids of all ages. My daughter gave this movie two thumbs up!
Oh, and watch for my favorite quite at the very end.
Meet the Robinsons in 3D is available on Amazon.
- Audio Commentary
- Inventing the Robinsons
- Deleted Scenes
- Keep Moving Forward: Inventions that Shaped the World
- Bowler Hat Barrage! (Game)
- Family Function 5000: Family Tree (Game)
- “Kids of the Future” Music Video by Jonas Brothers
- “Little Wonders” Music Video by Rob Thomas
- Movie Showcase
Disclosure – I was provided a copy of the movie to facilitate this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.