Big Hero 6 is Disney Animation’s first take on a Marvel property and it works. Why? Most likely because it’s only loosely based on the original comic letting Disney does what it does best: funny feel good yet action packed movies.
Set in a fictional futuristic hybrid metropolis called San Fransokyo (a portmanteau of San Francisco and Tokyo), a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada and his robot Baymax uncover a criminal plot and pull together a team of inexperienced crime-fighters, including Wasabi, Honey Lemon, GoGo Tomago, and Fred to solve the mystery surrounding the crimes caused by the masked supervillain, Yokai.
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It’s Saturday Morning! My favourite show is on!
Big Hero 6 was very reminiscent of Saturday morning programming on TV. For those of us growing up in the 90’s, Superheroes were solid part of our Saturdays: Spider-Man, the X-Men, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman and The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers. It’s colourful, it’s funny, it has a villain and lovable heroes looking to overcome adversity and grow as a team.
Science is cool and important.
In this age of budget cuts to NASA and of vocal Creationists, it’s great to see such a movie centered around science with characters fully involved in their research. Big Hero 6 features a whole cast of nerds: the main protagonist (Hiro), his brother, his friends, even the villain! The premise of the movie revolves around how science can empower us and better our lives but also warns us of the responsibility we inherit from such power. Hiro quickly learns of that dichotomy when he turns Baymax, a caregiving robot built by his brother to heal the sick, into a fighting machine.
Good balance of humour, action and drama
In true Disney fashion, Big Hero 6 transitions flawlessly from humour to drama to action sequences. Mind you, the action sequences are short lived and not as exhilarating as many of its Marvel counterparts but the true focus of this movie is Hiro’s coming of age. Although the movie tackles such subjects as grief, anger and revenge, you’ll be laughing through most of it. The main source of mirth being the careful and caregiving Baymax. Speaking of which…
I want a Baymax of my own. Please and thank you.
OMG. He is the embodiment of everything comforting. He’s just… UGH! I JUST WANT ONE OK!
Big Hero 6 caters more to the cartoon lovers then the hardcore Marvel fans as it is only inspired by the comic books. It still is a great movie to see with the whole family. I highly recommend it, you’ll enjoy it as much as the kids.