Keep Moving Forward!!

If you have not seen the Disney movie Meet the Robinsons, I would highly recommend watching it. The movie sends a great message to kids and adults about not giving up and to “keep moving forward.” No matter how hard a certain situation may be, failure is not the worst situation, but not even trying is. The important lesson is to learn from your mistakes and to improve upon them. This movie really spoke to me with their message and you should watch it too.

Lewis, an orphan wants to see what his mother looked like. So he invents a machine that looks through your brain so you can see your memories. But this weird kid says he’s from the future and warns him about a guy in a bowler hat. The bowler hat guy messes with his invention and it fails. He decides that he’s a failure and no one wants him. But the kid that warned him about the guy is here on a mission to find the bowler hat guy that wants to destroy Lewis. To prove he’s from the future he takes lewis to the future. But the time machine breaks and he’s stuck in the future until he fixes it. In the meantime he spends quality time with the family and learns about their everyday lives. But the bowler hat guy is about to alter time and it’s up to Lewis to save the future.

One flaw that I saw came with this movie was the depiction of orphans. In the movie, Lewis and Goob are depicted as the stereotypical orphans in movies. Constantly trying to impress the adopting parents, but always failing because of something that goes wrong, in this case is the mess up with the invention. The movies also shows that orphans seem like they are always sad and lonely because they cannot seem to impress the parents.

In one part of the movie, the family Lewis meets invites him to dinner. He tries to show them his peanut butter and jelly invention, but it fails again. Lewis gets down on himself because it failed, but they tell him that its no big deal because that is how you learn. Learn from your mistakes. They show him all the times they messed up, but they ” [kept] moving forward” and that is how they made it to where they are now. No matter the outcome, it is always better to learn from your mistakes than just giving up on what you are trying to do.

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