Hmmm...You didn't think I'd go see this movie since I'm 21 years old, but I did. Alas, the version I saw was not in 3D, but it was just as good...for a kid's movie. It's based on the book A Day with Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce; so if reading book-to-movie adaptations is your thing, then here's your chance.
Meet the Robinsons is Disney's new CG, non-Pixar film, that I have been waiting a couple months for. Why? Cause the T-Rex and his small arms crack me up. Anyway, it tells the story of a young orphan named Lewis, who loves to invent things, and attends college classes to try to unlock the secrets of the human brain. Why? So he can build a mind machine that can help him remember the memory of his lost mother...duh!
Along the way, he avoids any and all interviews for new parents, who wouldn't like him for who he was anyway, and enrolls his new invention in the school science fair. After a mishap caused by a bowler hat, Lewis storms off losing all confidence in himself and therefore ripping all the notes about the machine. Meanwhile, the 1920's silent film villain has stolen Lewis' machine and attempted to use it as his own while Louis meets a time-traveler named Wilbur Robinson.
Okay, so basically this movie is ridiculous and telling you everything that happened would confuse you to the bitter end. With all its 4th dimensional thinking and good animation, Meet the Robinsons doesn't fail in the story line department. However, there are some plot holes in the middle that will make you go "Ugh, how is this going to end??", but the writers seem to tie everything together in the end. There are some twists and turns along the way that give any moviegoer a good time. And as a formidable fan of the time travel genre, this movie delivers.
With the voice talents of Adam West, Tom Selleck, and Matthew Johnston (Drew Carey fame), this movie is entertaining as well as pleasing to the eye. And as an added bonus, at the beginning of the film is an old Mickey Mouse cartoon, which brought me back some of those childhood memories. If you have a free afternoon, and Grindhouse is too awesome for you, then check out Meet the Robinsons. As for me, well, I guess you just never know where I'll turn up next. Keep your feet on the ground, and reach for those stars, readers.