Author’s note: This is NOT a sequel. There are NOT five Big Hero movies preceding this one.
Disney has been doing it pretty right for the past… Idk 50+ years? They’ve given us magic ranging from the touching stories of The Little Mermaid (1989), Aladdin (1992), and The Lion King (1994). They gave way to CG animation with integrated story telling with Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Frozen (2013). Now, Disney has made its mark on 2014 with their new CG animated hit, based off the Marvel Comics heroes of the same title: Big Hero 6 (2014)
The film starts off establishing the fictional city of San Fransokyo (If you REALLY need clarification, it’s a San Fransisco/Tokyo hybrid). Hiro Hamada is a 14 year old who graduated high school at the age of 13 and now builds robots to fight other robots in underground competitions for money. Naturally, he’s pretty good at it and hustles professionals to make a buck. Hiro’s brother, Tadashi, encourages him to go to college with him and join his professor’s tech program. This leads to Hiro meeting Tadashi’s invention: A plush white inflatable robot named Baymax who tends to people’s medical needs. But when things go awry and a “villain” comes to San Fransokyo, Hiro takes Baymax, gives him a few upgrades, and turns him into more than just a medical robot.
I’m just gonna say it. I loved this movie. It was the perfect blend of action, character development, and comedy. In fact there was one scene in particular where I literally almost threw up from laughing so hard. Disney really does know how to hit you in the feels with relationships these characters establish. They know how to write a good story that establishes a world with a protagonist while giving him goals to reach, but not before coming to his catharsis. Oh wow, looks like I’m applying my script analysis class that I just took into this blog! I’ll try to finish this post up without creating a larger cloud of smug douchebaggery.
Big Hero 6 hits you in all the right places, and lets viewers know that you can be whatever you want to be in this world. All you have to do is try. It also teaches you that you don’t need to go through hardships alone. Friends and family are always there to support you and you should never shut them out. The best thing the human race can do is love, and this movie expresses that very well. It kinda hits you over the head with this; but seeing as it’s a children’s movie, writers kinda have to hold audiences’ hands throughout.
Overall Rating: 7.5/10 – Very Good
Great family fun. It’s hilarious, touching, and well written. Go see it. It’s better than Frozen. Although I do think Wreck-It Ralph is the best of those three. So see that, too, if you haven’t.
PS THERE IS A POST CREDITS SCENE THAT IS AWESOME.
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