“Meet the Robinsons” has a extensively inspirational ethical, as many children’ movies do. The Robinson circle of relatives credo of “stay shifting ahead” sums up succinctly what the occasions of the movie educate Lewis: Failure is an integral a part of good fortune, and you must to persevere within the face of lengthy odds and sadness. On its own, it places the movie firmly within the realm of easy motivational platitudes like “Simply stay swimming” from “Discovering Nemo,” a bland and most commonly forgettable message to wrap the tale round.
It is what we know about the way forward for Goob, Lewis’s wry and laconic roommate, that truly offers “Meet the Robinsons” a intensity in its aphorism that many children’ films lack. An exhausted Goob falls asleep in the midst of a 3-hitter and misses the profitable catch, after which he shall we that one mistake outline the remainder of his existence, turning into obsessive about revenge towards Lewis for conserving him up all evening. In Goob’s tale, we see the explanation to “stay shifting ahead” is not only to accomplish issues essentially, but in addition to no longer let failure outline you. Lewis even handles this revelation with adulthood, as he apologizes to Goob for inflicting his mistake however rightly issues out that the remainder of Goob’s existence is his personal accountability.