(This blog post is part of the Inspirational Heroes Blogathon.)
The main gist of ‘Meet the Robinsons’ is this: twelve-year-old Lewis was abandoned as a baby and has since become an inventor. Through a bunch of complicated circumstances, he ends up traveling to the future where he meets a weird, wacky, wonderful family – the Robinsons. Adventures and life lessons ensue.
Lewis is such a great hero, but he’s not perfect. He gets angry and disregard’s Wilbur’s warnings about Bowler Hat Guy, but in the end, he does so much good. Like being willing to adopt BHG? Awesome. And then when he does that thing to help Goob at the end? SO AWESOME. He’s such a good-hearted person and his choices, resolve, and dedication never fail to inspire.
One bit in ‘Meet the Robinsons’ that always sticks out to me is when Lewis tells Bowler Hat Guy/Goob that instead of focusing on the past and blaming Lewis for everything bad that ever happened to him, Goob should have looked to the future and, you know, kept moving forward. It’s excellent advice for people in general and villains in particular. 😉 Anyway, Lewis definitely takes his own advice to heart when he finally makes peace with his birth mother (just not in the way you might expect).
And when Lewis comes back from the future, he works so hard and finally gets adopted and it’s just…gah. I love this movie so much! There’s a reason I try to watch it every New Year’s Eve – it always brings such a sweeping sense of optimism and inspiration.
Rarely have I watched a movie that inspires me as much as ‘Meet the Robinsons’. The main theme of the film is to ‘keep moving forward’, to never let failure block the path to success, to learn from your mistakes and utilize that knowledge. As I’m a writer, those are especially valuable lessons, but they can be applied to every person and every profession at some time or another.
Watch ‘Meet the Robinsons’. And be endlessly inspired.