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Mikaila Baumel at an event for Meet the Robinsons () Cameron Monaghan at an .. See full cast» In the meantime he spends quality time with the family. adventure. Read Common Sense Media's Meet the Robinsons review, age rating, and parents guide. Want personalized picks that fit your family?. From the moment they meet him, the Robinson family is totally taken with Lewis' One character recognizes how a long-held grudge has destroyed his life.
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? Before we move onto the supplements proper, we must take a moment to discuss the new Walt Disney Animation Studios logo that graces — and made its debut on — the front of Meet The Robinsons.
The Robinson clan seems loony at first, but as the future continues, they quickly grow on you as exactly the kind of brood Lewis would naturally be drawn to and with good reason, but you have to see it to understand. It may not be as touching as Finding Nemoas technically brilliant as Carsor as parent-appealing as The Incredibles,but Meet the Robinsons is an entertaining step in the right direction for Disney's non-Pixar offerings.
And who doesn't love an orphan hero? Plucky orphans are perfect protagonists in children's adventures. Whether human AnnieOliver Twist or animal Stuart LittleWilburthey're the ultimate underdogs, and only the most hardened heart could root against them.
Luckily, Lewis is not the typical orphan suffering under the rule of cruel-hearted adults. He's surrounded by compassionate grown ups who genuinely want to foster his brilliance -- from the orphanage's director Angela Bassett to his encouraging science teacher, and of course, the Robinsons, who all believe that mistakes and failures only make you better.
Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about why the Robinsons believe that failing is good. Can you think of a time that you didn't win but you still learned something useful? Goob is just confused. Seems to be the inspiration for his design. Didn't Think This Through: Bowler Hat Guy's main downfall is that he doesn't think any of his plans through.
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To Doris; without her assistance, he's virtually a Harmless Villain. Even Evil Has Standards: Even Bowler Hat Guy only wanted to ruin one kid's future, and never wanted to enslave humanity, as Doris ends up doing in the Bad Future. He's constantly cackling, but instead of making him menacing it highlights how ineffective and pathetic he is. Evil Makes You Ugly: We get to see bits and pieces of him growing up from Goob to become Bowler Hat Guy - he starts out reasonably attractive, but then he starts getting lankier and spindlier from stewing incessantly in a cramped, dark room in the abandoned orphanage until he's his Dastardly Whiplash present self.
Face Death with Dignity: After going back in time and preventing himself from turning evil, he quietly leaves Lewis at the Robinson family house, knowing this version of himself will be Ret Gone from existence. The basic difference between Bowler Hat Guy and Lewis especially Lewis' future as Cornelius is the essence of the movie's moral: Lewis points this out after the Motive Rantbut Bowler Hat Guy chooses to keep blaming other people for his problems. Goob blamed Lewis for making him miss the winning ball for his team, which got him beaten up.
The loss took such a toll on him that he never got adopted and stayed in the orphanage until he hit his thirties. The director's commentary states that jealousy of Cornelius Robinson is Bowler Hat Guy's entire motivation for his villainy. Until he meets Doris, and even then he is hopelessly incompetent at being evil.
When Lewis shows him the Bad Futureand of course, when his Start of Darkness is erased from history. His attempts to pass off Lewis's invention as his own, and using Mini-Doris to make zombified slaves out of Frankie the Frog and the T-rex come across as these.
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At the Inventco offices: Uh, what do you hope to accomplish with this? Oh, nothing of consequence, I simply wish to You mean you haven't thought this through? Now, my slave, seize the boy! Bring him to me. Did you not hear what I said, you idiot? Grab the boy and bring him!
Frankie [in a monotonous robotic voice]: Well, it's just that there's a million people over there, and I have little arms. I'm just not so sure how well this plan was thought through Why aren't you seizing the boy?
I have a big head, and little arms, I'm just not sure Ugh, stupid, stupid, stupid! Implied via Ret Gone. His and Doris's main goal is to destroy Lewis' future, which turned out utopian the first time.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain! Ultimately, Doris' manipulation of Bowler Hat Guy sets off a chain of events through time travel which result in her getting erased from existence, along with what caused Bowler Hat Guy's descent in the first place. Rather than let go of what happened and move on with his life, he chose to blame Lewis. It really didn't help that he listened to the radio, which talked about Lewis's accomplishments.
Obsessed Are the Listmakers: Bowler Hat Guy loves checklists and is often seen ticking off items in his, such as "Steal time machine", "Ruin science fair", and "Get that [comic book swearing symbols] boy". Only Known by Their Nickname: Bowler Hat Guy never let one childhood trauma go and thus kept a child-like mentality. Given that Lewis was able to go back in time and give him an opportunity to win his game, it's safe to say this version of Goob no longer exists.
His goal is to get revenge on Lewis for accidentally causing him to blow a game-winning catch during a childhood baseball game. The recipient of this at the end.
Bowler Hat Guy doesn't shower, doesn't even bother to think his evil plans throughand initially couldn't think of any way of revenge more effective than throwing eggs and toilet paper at the Robinson Industries sign.
Bowler Hat Guy to Doris.
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Turns out Doris was only using Bowler Hat Guy's hatred for Lewis to trick him into getting the time machine, so he could he use it to steal one of Lewis's inventions and make a lot of money.
Then, Bowler Guy would use the money to build more Dorises. Then, the real Doris would have her clones enslave the humans. When explaining his Start of Darkness to Lewis. While his fellow baseball players apparently beat him up for not catching the winning ball, some parts are still inaccurate to what we see onscreen. Hey Goob, what's up? Hey Goob, you wanna come over to my house today?
Bowler Hat Guy voiceover: They all hated me.
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You might notice there's a lot of white, given both Bowler Hat Guy's identity and Doris' evil plan have plot implications. We Used to Be Friends: He was once Mike "Goob" Yaboogian, Lewis' friend and roommate at the orphanage.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: When his motivation is revealed. Goob, who finally snaps when his life goes downhill due to Lewis unintentionally causing him to miss the ball. Even if he's not intending for the world to hit the Bad Future that The Man Behind the Man is trying for, the fact is, he is still looking to deliberately ruin the man responsible for much of the awesome tech that the future runs on, thereby making a future that's much less advanced if not quite a Crapsack World.
Ethan Sandler Bowler Hat Guy's partner. She was invented to be as helpful as Carl, but she teams up with Goob, and is ultimately revealed to be the true Big Bad. She is a robotic bowler hat with one eye. She's a black, robotic bowler hat. She has a massive array of attachments, including spider legs, a display screen, miniature versions of itself, night vision goggles, a toothbrush, and screwdrivers.
The Dog Was the Mastermind: Doris only teamed up with Goob so that she can rule over humanity. Doris appears to be this to Bowler Hat Guy for most of the movie.