Meet the Robinsons

Theater or Renter WALL·E

The Plot / Story: According to John Lasseter:

WALL-E is the story of the last little robot on Earth. He is a robot and his programming was to help clean up. You see, it’s set way in the future. Through consumerism, rampant, unchecked consumerism, the Earth was covered with trash. And to clean up, everyone had to leave Earth and set in place millions of these little robots that went around to clean up the trash and make Earth habitable again.

Well, the cleanup program failed with the exception of this one little robot and he’s left on Earth doing his duty all alone. He doesn’t know he can’t stop working. But it’s not a story about science fiction. It’s a love story, because, you see, WALL·E falls in love with EVE, a robot from a probe that comes down to recover the last plant left on Earth, which curious little Wall-E has picked up. He absolutely falls in love with her.

I gave the trailer a 1 out of 5.  It had a few cute moments, very few.  The trailer wore on me fast and I began to dread every instance it was shown, to the point that I sometimes get up and leave the room when it comes on.  I watched other audience members facial responses and they wore the same confused, conflicted look that I had.  Almost as if in their minds they wanted to like it but just could not find something to latch onto.

I doubt if this will even be a renter.  At this point I would only watch this movie if I had a very young, 10 and under, family member who insisted on watching this film and I could not talk into watching The Incredibles, Meet the Robinsons or Ratatouille.  The jokes were repetitive and lost their funny fast.  From all of the promotional material this movie seems to be one catchphrase being repeated for one and a half hours.  I'm disappointed and hope that I'm wrong on this because Pixar has done so many great films.

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Disney Actually Moves Forward

51 cOXs5q8L._SL210_Review of Meet the Robinsons Average Overall Rating: 10

Brian: Technical Rating: 9.9

Gut Rating: 10

My expectation for this movie was very low. Reason one: when I saw the preview I chuckled but figured it to be a renter. Reason two: this was a Disney project and well we all know how bad the recent batch of Disney movies have been. If only I would have remembered-

Around here, however, we don't look backwards 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.

Keep moving forward.

Walt Disney

I must say I was absolutely thrilled and pleasantly surprised by this movie. The story is based on a book by William Joyce A Day With Wilbur Robinson. This is 61284PA6W0L._SL210_defiantly an owner and highly recommended for both adults and children alike.

The movie is about an orphan boy who grows tired of doing adoption interviews and getting turned down. He has a gifted, creative mind and tinkerer temperament. He decides that the Ideal parent who would want him would be his birth mother so he sets out to learn who his real mother is. He sets out to invent a machine that will unlock his memory of his mother but a mysterious bola hat villain interferes.

Likes

  • a great uplifting story: The story left me with a warm feeling, motivated and inspired to do and be more at the end something that is sorely lacking in our modern media.
  • Good message of keep moving forward, learning from your mistakes, and being mindful of those around you. This was a nice plus especially for entertainment geared toward children. They don't get preachy with the morally uplifting messages but instead show you them in action.
  • attention to details and continuity: This was absolutely fun for the second watching to see if they included in little events but since I do not want to spoil any plot points I can not say more to that point. Trust me you will come to the same conclusion after watching.
  • Redemption of the Villain character

Dislikes / Concerns

  • Kidsey: This movie was intended for a children audience so knowing this I did not take points away that would be silly but I felt it still should be said. Even though it was a bit childish it was still an excellent tale that as an adult I could enjoy.

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