Yesterday I saw Big Hero 6. The movie is about Hiro Hamada who is a 13 year high school graduate (which means he is super smart), who doesn’t know what to do with his time but get into trouble Bot Fighting. Until his brother Tadashi shows him his college lab where he sees all kinds of cool stuff you can do with science. This makes Hiro want to go to the same school. After he gets in there is a tragic event and Tadashi is killed. Hiro is left very sad with Tadashi’s healthcare personal robot Baymax who tries to make him feel better.
Hiro finds out that someone stole his microbots and he believes the villain is the reason Tadashi died. He and Baymax try to capture him on their own. Tadashi’s friends who are worried about Hiro show up to help and get involved in the fight. Hiro sees that they are not strong enough and plans on turning these science nerds into superheros to capture his brother’s killer.
Big Hero 6 is a Disney animated movie based on another Disney property – Marvel Comic’s superhero team of the same name. The team was introduced in December 1998 in Alpha Flight #17 and had a more recent mini-series in comics in September 2008. The movie doesn’t have all the same characters from the comic and the original team was completely Japanese. Disney decided to change things by making the team all different types of people. I haven’t read the original comics so I don’t know how it compares, but I don’t think it matters. My sister was excited that there were some cool girls, GoGo and Honey Lemon in the movie, but I think she liked Baymax the best.
I liked the movie; it was a lot of fun. There was a lot of cool science stuff, which made me want to learn more. My Kid Sister and I really want to go to college at a place like that. I think we will be playing with that Scratch Jr app on the iPad that Mom downloaded a lot more. The movie has a lot of fast actions scenes, but you still get to know the characters. When Tadashi introduces Hiro to his friends you quickly understand who each person is and how they will play a part in the team. There is GoGo the adrenaline junkie, Honey Lemon the chemistry whiz, Wasabi the neat freak and Fred the fan boy! Hiro and Baymax are the focus of the movie. We see Hiro move from being bored and getting into trouble to a leader of a superhero team. Baymax which is the best part of the movie, gives a lot of laughs and is completely what Disney needs to sell toys. Can you imagine going to Disney World and being in Tomorrowland and seeing a walking Baymax to take a photo with (Disney get on that!)? The relationship between Hiro and Baymax was (as my Mom said) well developed. If it wasn’t Disney would not have been able to make us cry at the stories climax (the big final scene). I won’t spoil things for people but there was a seriously major sad part that had a lot of the kids (and probably some of the parents) in the theater with tears in their eyes. Also there were a few intense and scary parts that might make kids a little nervous -they are quick and it passes so it’s not too bad.
Oh and keep an eye out for the legendary Stan Lee in the film! You can’t miss him!