Meet The Robinsons has always been one of my favorite Disney movies. Unfortunately, it’s also one one of their most underrated movies to date. It’s a quirky sci-fi/time travel adventure that tends to get lost in the midst of all the princesses and talking animals.
Science whiz-kid Lewis has had 124 adoption interviews and has had to deal with rejection every single time. His plans, to time-travel back to when his mom left him on the orphanage steps and trying to convince her to change her mind, are hijacked by Wilbur who claims to be from the future. He promises to take Lewis back to the past if he agrees to help Wilbur save both their futures before Bowler Hat Guy can destroy Lewis’s hope for a forever family.
Once in the future, Lewis meets Wilbur’s family, the Robinsons, a family full of quirky and unique characters. While spending time with them, he finally feels like he belongs for the first time in his life. They offer to adopt him, but that would seriously screw with the timeline, having his past self being adopted by his future family.
I love how Disney made the best pro-life story ever without intending to! This movie centers around family and the importance of adoption, of being chosen, and feeling like you have somewhere where you belong. Technically, this movie has absolutely nothing to do with Valentine’s Day, but I think it’s one of the best movies about love in general and one of the best choices to end the month on. I can’t recommend this movie enough!