“Meet the Robinsons” is a Disney movie without Pixar. Sometimes that’s not a good thing. This is one of those times.
The movie is about a boy named Louis who’s an orphan. Louis is an inventor and he builds a machine he hopes will help him remember what his mother looked like so that he can find her. But, instead, a villain in a bowler hat travels back in time to steal the machine. Then another boy named Wilbur also comes beck from the future to try to help Louis, who ends-up traveling into the future to meet Wilbur’s family – the Robinsons.
The plot is rather confusing at times but if you stick with it wou’ll eventually get it. Feel free to stop and rewind if necessary. Actors who supply the voices include Adam West (who played Batman on TV) and Tom Kenny (who’s plays SpongeBob on TV now).
“Meet the Robinsons” isn’t as funny as I thought it would be and it’s not as good as I was hoping either. It’s rated G so everyone can watch it, though little kids may need some help figuring out what’s going on.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “Meet the Robinsons” only gets a C.
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