Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6 is a 2014 animated comedy/superhero/science-fiction/action movie made by Disney. It was loosely based on the superhero team of the same name by Marvel Comics.
The movie takes place in the futuristic town of San Fransokyo, where a 14 year old boy named Hiro Hamada lives. After he graduated from high school, he spent most of his free time participating in illegal robot battles. One day, he ends up winning, and this leads to him being chased and caught. Hiro's older brother, Tadashi, takes him to his lab and shows him around. Hiro also gets to meet Tadashi's friends, who are GoGo, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred. Tadashi also shows Hiro his new robot, Baymax, who is meant to be a robot health companion. Hiro then decides to enroll in the university, so he makes a project for the science fair. The project he makes are microbots, which are very small robots that can link together to form anything imaginable using a neuro-cranial transmitter device. Hiro's project turns out to be a success, and he and Tadashi decide to talk outside. However, a little while later, a fire breaks out. Tadashi realizes that Professor Callaghan is still in the building and rushes in to save him. Hiro tries to stop Tadashi, but moments later the building explodes and he realizes that nobody and nothing could've survived. Hiro becomes depressed, and weeks later, Hiro accidentally activates Baymax, and is unsure how Baymax survived the fire. Hiro sees a remaining microbot in his hoodie pocket, though he is unsure how it was there since he thought all the microbots got destroyed, and places it in a container, only for Baymax to follow it into an abandoned warehouse. However, they find out that someone was making more microbots, and they get attacked by someone wearing a mask that controls the microbots. After this, Hiro decides that they should defeat this person and decides to get help from Baymax as well as Tadashi's friends GoGo, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred. However, the group isn't sure who the man in the mask is, or how to stop him..
Why it Rocks
- The animation looks very fluent and smooth.
- It keeps an acceptable grasp on its source material, with changes that actually make sense such as Sunfire and Silver Samurai not being members because they are mutants and Disney didn't have the rights for X-Men characters at the time.
- The characters are very likable, especially the main character, Hiro. Many characters could also be good role models to children and teenagers.
- The voice actors do very well as their characters and their talents aren't wasted.
- Lots of funny moments and funny lines, such as when Baymax is on low battery, and when he's in Hiro's room petting a cat and saying "Hairy.. baby! Hairy baby.."
- The plot twists are surprising.
- The action scenes are a hook to watch.
- Lots of emotional and touching scenes, such as when Tadashi dies, and when Baymax shows Hiro a video about Tadashi testing Baymax.
- The soundtrack is amazing, and the song "Immortals" is catchy.
- The characters' costume designs are awesome and have great and creative superpowers to go along with them.
- The scene where Hiro teaches Baymax what a fistbump is has become a popular moment in the film.
- San Fransokyo is an interesting idea and also has a creative design to it, mixing Japanese and Californian elements with a touch of futuristic technology.
- Its message on being grateful for what you have is powerful.
- Some errors; for some reason, Wasabi is a neat freak but his safety precautions against his laser device in the lab are very weak, considering that if someone walked through it they'd probably die instantly or easily lose a limb from carelessness. Additionally, in the warehouse Hiro is shown holding a broom but a little later it disappears and there's nothing to indicate he dropped it. It is also somewhat inconsistent on what types of items are being sucked into the portal.
- Although nothing is really shown, the scene where Tadashi dies is possibly too intense for its target audience. Additionally, in one scene Hiro removes Baymax's medical chip and tries to make Baymax kill Callaghan, which causes him to go on a rampage. This scene could also potentially be unsettling, especially considering it's such a drastic change of character.