This is a wonderful film about a boy, Lewus, who was dropped off at an orphanage as a baby, and is trying so hard to get adopted. And fails at every attempt.
You see, Lewis is a little inventor, but unfortunately, all of his inventions fail. Every time he tries to impress people who come to have an interview, something goes wrong with the machine he built.
Lewis has a hard time dealing with not getting adopted, of course, as is his roommate, Goob, who barely gets any sleep thanks to Lewis. You see, if Lewis is inventing stuff, he can’t bare to go to bed. He needs to finish it. So Goob doesn’t get any sleep either.
One day, there’s a science market where Lewis finally wants to show his latest invention. He manages to make it, but gets distracted by a weird boy, who asks him if Lewis has seen a guy with a certain hat. But no, Lewis hasn’t.
When the science fair goes wrong, the boy successfully tries to safe Lewis and this is where a weird but happy adventure starts.
This film strongly reminds of Back to the Future II, with elements of Despicable Me (I KNOW the studios have copied the place where Agnes, Margo and Edith were coming from, it’s the exact same!), Jurassic Park, Up and Alice in Wonderland. At times it seems like a little much craziness. If it were told by a small child, it would dazzle you. Like ‘what is s/he on about?! A dinosaur being chased by a purple squid??’ and so on.
But when you see the ending, there’s just so much that falls into place that it does add up.
And might leave you welling up. It did to me. Far more so than ‘Up’ ever did. Then again, I didn’t like Up too much.
There is one part of the storyline that was cut short and didn’t do justice because of it. When you see it, you’ll notice that someone who has been holding grudges, would never be convinced that easily that they went too far. I feel this is done because the film would have been too long if they’d extended it. That is a bit of a fail, but otherwise: this film is just lovely for youngsters who cannot handle the agression in films as I mentioned before -expect Despicable Me-.