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Wilbur: [Wilbur closes the hatch and starts the time machine which takes off, Lewis waves good-bye to the Robinsons as Wilbur and Lewis go back to the past ]. Meet the Robinsons () on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more. Meet the Robinsons () Goofs on IMDb: Mistakes, Errors in geography, Spoilers and more.
The humor also works quite well, although many of the jokes seem to be aimed at adults and little kids might not get all of them. Didn't bother me, though Most importantly, this film does not contain a single fart joke nor any talking animals or even animal sidekicks except for those singing frogs you might have seen in the trailers, but they're really not the same thing. I don't know how close this adaptation is to William Joyce's novel "A Day With Wilbur Robinson", as I've never read anything Joyce has written, but it all works pretty well and manages to be an exiting and entertaining family adventure movie.
One aspect of the movie that works particularly well is the design. The buildings, machines and landscapes of the future really look totally cool and have a very own look that is inspired by Joyce's illustrations and various visions of the future from the 50ies and 60ies.
They're beautifully rendered, too. Furthermore, the animation is pretty awesome.
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The movements of the quirky characters are very fast but funny and cleverly stylized. The best example for this is the Bowler Hat Guy who moves in a unique style that makes him look like a giant Spider. This really is a welcome change from the hyper-realistic motion capturing stuff we've been seeing in a lot of movies lately. The character design isn't so bad either. However, the humans don't look quite as good as the ones in The Incredibles, the stylization of some characters makes them look a little too artificial for my taste.
Going back to the orphanage, 'Bowler Hat Guy' encounters Goob, who due to sleep deprivation, lost the game, and suffered the wrath of his teammates. Goob explains that the orphanage's supervisor said he should move on, but 'Bowler Hat Guy' states that Goob should use that experience, and never forget it After searching more of the Orphanage, Doris calculates that Lewis must have went to the future with Wilbur Robinson, and the two head into the future with a time machine of their own.
Back in the future, Lewis is introduced to more of the Robinsons' house, and how Lewis' father, Cornelius, is a great inventor, having successfully perfected time travel.
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However, Cornelius' most recent time iteration was stolen by the 'Bowler Hat Guy,' and this explains why Wilbur is trying desperately to set things right. At the same time, Doris infiltrates the house, and attempts to kill Wilbur, but not before finding that 'Bowler Hat Guy' has time-travelled back and forth through time, returning to the future with a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The Robinson family and Lewis manage to take down the enormous beast, and the family is ecstatic. It is then that Wilbur lets slip that Lewis is an orphan, and the family unanimously approves Hurt and upset that he has once again seemingly lost the chance to have a family of his own, Lewis walks away, but is then accosted by 'Bowler Hat Guy' and Doris, who promise that if he helps fix his machine, they'll take him back in time to find his Mom.
Taking Lewis to the orphanage now an abandoned buildingLewis fixes the memory-scanning machine, but 'Bowler Hat Guy' has Doris tie Lewis up, going back on his promise. Goob explains how Lewis' tinkering kept him from sleeping properly, and resulted in him losing the baseball game at school.
Goob channeled this into deep resentment towards Lewis, that ate away at him, and caused his bad mood to keep him from ever getting adopted. Goob angrily tried to get revenge on Lewis, but his feeble attempts proved futile.
It wasn't until meeting Doris, the robotic bowler hat a rejected experiment of Lewis' came up with a plan of her own. Lewis tries to get Goob to see that he Goob also shares some of the blame, since Goob was not able to move on from that baseball game loss, but Goob refuses to acknowledge this.