Just a very brief review of Meet the Robinsons. Not in the mood to give a lengthy blog entry at the moment.
Overall, it’s a nice movie. Pleasant, clean visuals and good animation, as expected from Disney. Story-wise not on par with Finding Nemo or Incredibles or the Disney classics, maybe, but it’s still a good watch. It’s a story about Lewis, an orphan who longs to find a family of his own. He finds it – in the future.
Some of the ‘future’ concepts were fun, like travelling in bubbles (talk about being eco-friendly) and buildings that construct themselves instantly (like a balloon being inflated). But maybe the eccentric Robinsons were the most fun of all. Weird, but fun. =)
There were a few unexpected turns in the show – some could be guessed at along the way, but one caught me totally off-guard.
Another thing that surprised me was that Danny Elfman wrote the score. When I think of Danny Elfman, I think of Tim Burton and Burton’s movies like Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare before Christmas and Corpse Bride. Not Meet the Robinsons. Hahah
But anyway, I liked Mrs Robinson – and her outfit. *points to picture*
Oh! Before the movie starts, they play an old Mickey Mouse cartoon – Boat Builders – so if you see that, don’t be surprised. I guessed that it’s really old, judging by the design of Mickey Mouse. (Ah, ChristianityToday’s review says it’s a 1938 short – 1938!) In a way it was fun to see a Mickey Mouse short on the big screen. Heard some kids in the cinema laughing during the short. Do you know how nostalgic it feels to hear little kids laugh at a Mickey Mouse cartoon? Made me think of when I was a kid and, according to my mother, addicted to Donald Duck cartoons. hahahah