Coming to theatres from directors Don Hall and Chris Williams with Walt Disney Animated Studios is the highly anticipated BIG HERO 6.
The film tells the story of Tadashi (Daniel Henney) and Hiro (Ryan Potter), two brothers who lost their parents. Now living in San Fransokyo with Aunt Cass (Maya Rudolph), the boys each have their interests.
Hiro is into robot fighting which gets him in trouble so Tadashi decides he will try and guide his little brother in another direction. He introduces Hiro to Baymax, a very large inflatable robot who helps people. Hiro also meets Professor Callaghan (James Cromwell) who encourages the young boy to compete in a science fair for an open position at the college.
There Hiro meets Alistair Krei (Alan Tudyk), a rich industrialist who seeks what Hiro can do and wants it. Tadashi steers him clear and the group decides to celebrate but an unexpected tragedy takes Tadashi away from Hiro.
The boy sits alone for some time when Hiro comes face-to-face again with Baymax. Seeing the possibilities, he wants to discover who is responsible and turns Baymax into a superhero along with GoGo (Jamie Chung), Fred (TJ Miller), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez) and Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.).
Together they try to right a wrong!
FINAL WORD: The characters in the film are really relatable for the audience. Hiro is a pretty smart young man with a creative side that is amazing. I really enjoyed this character because he wears emotions clearly on his sleeve which kids will get and parents will appreciate.
Tadashi as the protective big brother was very loving and fun. Guiding his younger brother toward success is a great example to kids. Aunt Cass is just completely silly yet supports the boys.
Hiro creates such a great group with GoGo, Fred, Honey Lemon and Wasabi. It’s a diverse group of very smart individuals! Watching their alter-hero selves come to live is colorful, fun and shows a loyalty that is very special.
The winner here is clearly Baymax! Created to help people with their physical and emotional issues is already fabulous – but the friendship created with Hiro is so heart warming. Baymax is funny, silly, caring and clearly thinks of others before himself – even after Hiro’s adjustments.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give BIG HERO SIX four tubs of popcorn out of five. The amazing relationship between Hiro and Baymax is just so touching and powerful. Yes, I do admit that I love Baymax and his cuddly rubberness and wouldn’t mind having one around!
I believe families will love this film because it has so much to offer not only with story line but vibrant color in its animation, inventiveness, action and absolute fun. It was necessary to have it in 3D as kids just don’t seem to like wearing three-D glasses and this big kid certainly doesn’t. Disney does such amazing animation work that 3D really isn’t necessary.
Jenise: I agree with Movie Maven, this film has to much to offer families who are looking for a film to see and experience together. I know families who want to spend time in the theatre together but there isn’t much available for young kids to enjoy with Mom and Dad. This is the film they can all enjoy together!
Walt Disney Animated Studios has created over 53 feature films that include some of my favorites such as SNOW WHITE and FROZEN which means BIG HERO 6 will be added to my list!
In the end – friendships come in all shapes and sizes!