102 Min | Animation – Action – Adventure | December 2014
IMDB Rating: 8.2
Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Starring: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
Big Hero 6 Review: Back in 2009, Disney purchased Marvel Comics for four billion dollars. Shocking and surprising the world, many fans of both sides were curious whether Disney would make an animation film based on a group of characters from the comics. Three years later, Director Don Hall approached John Lasseter on making a film with Marvel Characters and found the Big Hero 6, a comic book series that even the most well known of comics didn’t know who they were. In fact they were so obscure that Marvel themselves even forgot that they had the characters. Marvel gave Disney the liberty to change the characters so that they could be seen as a Disney Animation Film. And the result is simply refreshing. Big Hero 6 is a beautiful film, showcasing how much animation has become. The east and west coast mash up of San Fransokyo combines to make such a spectacular scenery, that the city may as well be a character to the film.
The cast in Big Hero 6, is also fun to watch. One annoyance films try to do is by shoving the diversity of characters in your face. Big Hero 6 doesn’t do that, instead the focus is on the characters themselves and not the diversity, making it enjoyable to watch. One of the biggest highlights is the girls of the cast. The cast is truly relatable, whether you are precise like Wasabi, positive like Honey Lemon or just a guy who loves media like Fred. Of course the star of Big Hero 6 is the robot of Baymax. Any scene that he is in steals the show, whether it is his introduction or his care for Hiro and Company. The Villain by far is one of the best villains in recent Disney history, he doesn’t sing, dance or monologue, he simply gets the job done.
Big Hero 6 showcases the action greatly by giving large scopes and music that fits exceptionally well. Emotionally, the film captures the audience by showcasing the bond of brotherhood between Hiro and his older brother Tadashi, as well as his friend Baymax who is like a Surrogate brother to our main hero. A strong lesson in Big Hero 6, is that family can be more than blood related, you have friends, who become part of that. Other than that, Big Hero 6 is a heartwarming tale that captures something for the entire family. Big Hero 6 is another showing that Disney can continue to make great films after the juggernaut that was Frozen. This film showcases that the Disney Revival (Films such as The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Wreck-it-Ralph and Frozen) is not over yet, and I cannot wait to see what the next film has to offer.