Big Hero 6 4/5
This is not a Marvel movie. It may be a Marvel property, loosely, but it is not a Marvel movie. This is a Disney movie and its awesome. It shares the name of Big Hero 6, but besides some loosely adapted ish, it really isn’t the same comic of the 90’s.
Its targeted for kids, as most animated films are, but its still great for all ages. I went o an 8PM viewing and the theater was mainly 20 and 30-somethings. Very good date movie.
Its goofy and convenient and silly and adorable. An overall enjoyable experience. It really reminded me of the classic Saturday morning cartoons on Fox from the 90’s. Thats a good thing.
Baymax, the robot, is the star of the film. He’s a giant inflatable marshmellow robot that is designed to heal and help people which is great and leads to some really funny comedic bits like in the classic John Candy movies where he’s a fat guy trying to do skinny guy things.
He bonds with our hero named Hiro, as he copes with the loss of his brother and it leads to some really adorable payoffs throughout the film. He teams up with a bunch of his brother’s friends and they become Power Rangers style colour coded ass-kickers each with their own unique science “fighting” style where they basically just use clever inventions to stop the Big Bad.
I just really enjoyed it. I had to be a man at a key point in the plot to stop my feels from feeling because I was on a date and didn’t want to look like a wuss, but it has the Disney quality where it does a good job at making you go “awe” without bawling your eyes out.
I don’t know if this movie is going to have the cultural relevance that Frozen (a movie that sucked!) has, but its obvious that Disney wants to make more of these and make a lot of toys. I’m okay with that as long as we get more and more fun movies like this.
In fact, one of the best parts of the movie isn’t the movie, but is the pre-movie short film that follows a dog named Winston as he eats junk food and is puppy Cupid. Its cute as balls.