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Meet The Robinsons Limited Edition Artwork Sleeve DVD: Take advantage of great prices on Blu-ray, merchandise, games, clothing and more!. MEET THE ROBINSONS, the first feature under the new Walt Disney Animation banner, arrives Oct. 23 on DVD ($) and Blu-ray Disc ($) from Walt Disney bonus features: extra deleted scenes and the BOWLER HAT BARRAGE! game. A Candid Talk with Scratch Film Master Steven Woloshen. New Reviews: The Swarm, Halloween 4K, and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich . It's going to be playing in 3-d in nearly theatres up from just over nice animation, at least from the trailer, from Meet the Robinsons.
Through in superb textures, fantastic distinction in hair, solid colors, great lighting and no lost information whatsoever, and this is a 3D winner. The film constantly has something going on, be it the random layering of mundane shots like the tiered college classroom, or the brain research montageor the pop out effects in the peanut butter and jelly explosions. The fake grain in the food fight segment doesn't impede the added dimensionality, either.
There is a very minor hint of aliasing in the overhead shots of the science fair, but at the same time, the science fair shots have some of the best depth in the entire film, so you win some, you lose some. Ghosting, for the most part, is very light and sporadic, with some very prolonged sequences of not a single ghost in sight, but by the end of the film, you can't escape the random misfires, as they add up and invade scenes, particularly in the red lights of the bowler hats.
It's a bit frustrating. The tubes in the future house are also a major mess, as they look twice as wide as they should be. This Blu-ray 3D release can be, at times, great, great viewing material, and makes for a solid catalog title to flesh out a collection.
It does lose its steam by the end and just tries to finish it and go home, with a noticeable amount of failure or moments that seem to lack in effort. This title started out so strong it was in consideration of the rarified five star video score, but when you throw in the problems that pile on, this is as good as it gets. Potential, this one had. Since the same strengths and weaknesses from that release ring true again, here they are.
A self fulfilling prophecy, perhaps, but that's usually how these time travel films work out in the end Bass tones have an earthy rumble and treble whizzes are clean and stable. The crisp dialogue is naturally spread across the front channels and sounds nice and even. More importantly, the rear speakers are frequently used to open up the soundfield and create a convincing space.
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Pans are transparent albeit a bit artificial to my ear and directionality is incredibly accurate for an animated film. The bouncy score is rich and really makes the entire track sound more robust and complete. My sole nitpick lies with the sound effects or lack thereof since many of the futuristic environments are crowded with muted inventions and hushed whirs.
While I dig the prioritization of the dialogue, it's no excuse for leaving out so many tiny details in the soundscape. This set includes a DVD that was not found in original pressings of the film, and was later a double dip to make a combo pack. The supplement package review below is a repurposing from the original review, to fit our newer format. Audio Commentary - With Stephen Anderson. We lost by one run because of me.
Later on in the flashback: It was then that I realized it wasn't 'my' fault If you hadn't kept me up all night working on your stupid project, then I wouldn't have missed the catch!
So I devised a brilliant plan to get my revenge. Then, just as I was on the brink of destroying Robinson Industries, I met We retreated to our villainous lair, where Doris spun a tale of deception and woe.
Apparently, you invented her to be a helping hat, a slave to humankind But Doris knew she was capable of so much more However, you didn't see her true potential So you shut her down We both had a score to settle with you, and while my plan for revenge was brilliant, Doris' was Together we made the perfect team. Doris and all the humans enslaved by Doris in the Bad Future. Bowler Hat Guy "I know! I'll turn him into a duck! Yes, yes it's so evil!
I don't know how to do that I don't really need a duck. Goob is one until he takes the advice of his future self. Doris lets one out when she gets erased from existence. Department of Redundancy Department: Krunklehorn says "One of your students may invent the next integrated circuit, or microprocessor, or integrated circuit Oh wait, I said that already! Justified since she is sleep deprived and only awake due to her caffeine patches.
As Wilbur lets Lewis know, he keeps inventing until something works, even if he fails spectacularly hundreds of times in the process. His motto isn't "Keep Moving Forward" for nothing. Didn't Think This Through: Pretty much Bowler Hat Guy's main defining characteristic. The first time it's a CEO. The second time it's a talking frog.
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The third time it's Tiny the Tyrannosaur innocently lampshading it, finally causing Bowler Hat Guy to have a minor Villainous Breakdown. I'm just not sure how well this plan was thought through, Master. Lewis was dropped off at the orphanage's doorstop as an infant, and a good chunk of his motivation in the film is to find out who his mother is.
Abuse, Female on Male: Aunt Petunia and Uncle Fritz.
Of course, she's also a puppet that he controls, so Parodied when Bowler Hat Guy dramatically rips his clothes before Lewis to reveal he is still wearing the same baseball uniform that he used when he was Goob, Lewis' roommate at the orphanage. A more serious one happens earlier, when Wilbur removes Lewis' hat and the rest of the Robinsons realize that Lewis is Cornelius' past self, although none of them admit it due to not wanting to cause a Temporal Paradox.
While Tiny the T. The result of the Bad Future where Doris successfully manipulates everyone into making and wearing mind-control hats. The Bowler Hat Guy's initial plan to get back at the Robinson family is throwing eggs at their house while shouting "You stink, Robinson! The buildings in the Bad Future are all hat-shaped. For one thing, he has Doris hover outside the windows and acting as his teleprompter, and when she has to hide to avoid being noticed, Bowler Hat Guy must claim that the sun is in his eyes, unintentionally causing the CEO to lower the blinds, sending him off the rails completely.
Therefore his attempt to demonstrate the product doesn't go well at all because he doesn't know what does what, eventually resulting in him running the really comfy headphones all the way across the table to the CEO. When the timer runs out, the machine falls off his end and Bowler Hat Guy and the CEO end up wrapped together in the headphone cords.
So, where do I sign? Even Bowler Hat Guy only wanted to ruin one kid's future, and never wanted to enslave humanity, as Doris ends up doing in the Bad Future. Bowler Hat Guy wants to ruin Lewis' life because he's really Goob and believes Lewis ruined his life because Lewis' invention made him sleepy during a game which made him bitter and which turned off prospective parents. Expanded States of America standard: Face Death with Dignity: At the end, Bowler Hat Guy quietly leaves Lewis without saying goodbye, knowing that preventing his younger self from missing the baseball will cause this version of himself to be Ret Gone from existence.
The huge Tyrannosaurus Rex is named During the science fair, a girl's bunch of frogs is scattered all over the floor. It won't be the last time you see a bunch of frogs; it won't be the last you see of that girl, either. Or, if you look real hard you can see some of the billboards contain a few. The "Brain Scanners from Mars" directly inspires the creation of the Memory Scanner, but it also bares a remarkable resemblance to Doris' mind-control hat-apocalypse. Only two characters have Exhausted Eye Bags as part of their designs: Goob and Bowler Hat Guy.
Additionally, Bowler Hat Guy's demotivational speech to Goob, telling him to hold onto his grudges forever until it poisons him is a hint to the fact that Bowler Hat Guy really is Goob. Not to mention, Goob never told Bowler Hat Guy he was in a game.
Plus his face says more. Carl using an upgraded but still buggy peanut butter and jelly gun is a hint to the fact that Lewis is Cornelius Robinson. Another example of the movie's motto of "Keep Moving Forward" and shows the dangers of holding a grudge. Case in point, the Bowler Hat Guy aka Goob. One of the "to do" items on Bowler Hat Guy's list is "Ruin science fair". That's where he succeeded.Meet The Robinsons - Longplay - Xbox One
Bowler Hat Guy has one. Doris the helper hat is just evil. Lewis calls Franny "Mom". Which gets slightly odd when we learn she's his future wife. In the dystopian alternate-future. You know they're Future Badass because the ladies all sport black lipstick. Otherwise, they're just hat-zombies. AKA boy genius, child prodigy, whiz kid Lewis graduates college at fourteen.
Especially impressive when you remember that Lewis was adopted when he was twelve. Although it probably helped that his eventual adoptive mother is a scientist This conversation between Bowler Hat Guy and Frankie the frog: You are now under my control!
I am now under your control. Hee hee hee hee! Hee hee hee hee. Don't repeat everything I say! I won't repeat everything you say. Uh, did you just say "excellent" because I said "excellent"? The fact that she invented a caffeine patch doesn't help matters. Surrounding the Future City, with the Robinson house on top of one of them. Lewis is down after another family refused to adopt him and believes that his own mother didn't want him.
Mildredthe director of the orphanage, tries to cheer him up by telling him that maybe his mother did want him but had no choice other than to give him up. However, Lewis takes this in the meaning that definetly wanted him and decides that his only hope of a happy family is to track her down. In the Bad Futurewhen Bowler Hat Guy is horrified by what Doris has done, he calls her out on it but is swarmed by a cloud of hat-drones and pulled down out of view.
Then another one appears onscreen, with her very sharp claws at the ready, and that's all we get to see. The director's commentary states that jealousy of Cornelius Robinson is Bowler Hat Guy's entire motivation for his villainy. Lewis manages to find a family in the end. As the movie shows, he grows to love every weird bit of it. Goob looks well on his way to this after Lewis wakes him up in time to catch the fly ball and win the game for the Dinos.
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Until he meets Doris, and even then he is hopelessly incompetent at being evil. Just after the whole Time Travel adventure has succeeded in setting right what once went wrong, Cornelius Robinson, Lewis' future self, arrives home just in time to see the time machines missing and Lewis standing with the rest of the family. Well, he's home early.
Because you can totally crack the hippocampus with a TV screen, a fan, a vacuum cleaner, a bottle of Mountain Dew and a Discman. Oh, and really comfy headphones. Parodied during a food fight between Franny and her brother, where they talk like characters in a badly dubbed Martial Arts Movie and their lip movements don't match what they're saying. The truth is a lot more sinister: Uh, what do you hope to accomplish with this?
Oh, nothing of consequence, I simply wish to Uh, after that, it's You mean you haven't thought this through?
Frankie the Frog, B. Now, my slave, seize the boy! Bring him to me. Did you not hear what I said, you idiot? Grab the boy and bring him! Well, it's just that there's a million people over there, and I have little arms. I'm just not so sure how well this plan was thought through Now, go get that boy! Why aren't you seizing the boy? I have a big head Ugh, stupid, stupid, stupid! It Runs in the Family: And it runs in about four different actual families.
Averted with Goob, whose evolution into a villain is only due to his constant dwelling on a painful event and subsequent refusal to keep doing what he loves, implied to be baseball. Played somewhat straight with the gym teacher, but even he acknowledges Lewis' achievement in the end. Played straight when Goob loses the game by missing his catch and his teammates beat him up, calling him names.
Later averted by older Goob's schoolmates, who are nice to him and invite him to "hang out". Unfortunately, by that time, he has spent so much time pitying himself that he's become too bitter to notice when people are genuinely nice to him. It's implied that Bowler Hat Guy will be Ret Gone from existence when he saves his younger self from dropping the baseball and thus turning evil.
The way he leaves Wilbur without saying goodbye implies that he knows this and doesn't want to make a fuss about it. While "Keep Moving Forward" is clearly the moral here, it's not exactly clear if that's always a good idea. Bowler Hat Guy does this after he offers to take Lewis back to find his mom if he repairs the Memory Scanner.
Bowler Hat Guy's entire motivation for his time-traveling villainy is to ruin Lewis' life and his future as genius inventor Cornelius Robinson. At one point, the city skyline of is match-cut to a city skyline prior to the Bowler Hat Guy's attempt to present the Memory Scanner at the InventCo offices.
Discussed, where Carl, before sending Lewis back in time, asks him to invent him with a more muscular design. And it actually comes through. As mentioned above, the writers' time travel logic makes no sense when you think about it. It'd work out a lot better if the Dinosaur didn't show up again when the family said goodbye to Lewis.
The very first scene has Lewis as an infant being left at Mildred's orphanage by his mother. Towards the end of the film, the sunny, idealistic Utopian society transforms suddenly into a bleak, polluted world controlled by evil hats.
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From optimistic future to zombie apocalypse in five minutes and then back again, and not all at once either -- in a sweeping movement. Lewis meets up with his future self toward the end of the movie. Named by the Adaptation: In the book, the protagonist was unnamed. Well, it's a long and pitiful story, about a young boy with a dream, a dream of winning a Little League championship If I hadn't fallen asleep, I would have caught the ball, and we would have won! It was then that I realized it wasn't my fault Never Trust a Trailer: This trailer made it seem like the film is about two intelligent inventors trying to create the greatest invention ever.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Wilbur forgets to close the garage door, and allows Bowler Hat Guy to steal one of the time machines: Wilbur, make sure you shut that door tight, or else the alarm won't engage. I went to your house, snuck in the garage, and stole the time machine.
All thanks to that pointy-haired little kid who forgot to lock the garage door. Even Carl, the robot butler, makes reference to this incident earlier in the film: What do you mean don't go to the family? How can we not go to the family is this type of family crisis? By leaving the garage door unlocked, you let the time machine get stolen and now the entire time stream could be altered!
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