Meet the Robinsons Reviews
The computer animation is fine, and some of the creatures -- an R2D2-type robot, a purple octopus who doubles as the Robinsons' butler, and a bowler hat that has silvery spider legs and designs on taking over the world -- will tweak kids' imaginations.
A year of disappointment in American animation leads me to this advice: Write a simple story. Read your dialogue out loud and hear if it rings true. Draw nice pictures to tell it.
Though state-of-the-art technically, I think you'll find there's a healthy, old-fashioned feel to this movie -- one that will make you walk out of the theater feeling satisfied, and all warm 'n fuzzy inside.
It's a real technical breakthrough, a cartoon feature done in 3D computer images of unusual depth and plasticity that creates its own crazy world and then dunks you in it.
Given its retro style and multiple borrowings, there's nothing remotely forward about this rearward-facing flick. Those seven scribes aren't exactly practising what they're preaching.