Summary from Google: Robotics prodigy Hiro (Ryan Potter) lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro's closest companion is Baymax (Scott Adsit), a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms Baymax and his other friends, Go Go Tamago (Jamie Chung), Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez) and Fred (T.J. Miller) into a band of high-tech heroes.
I went to see Big Hero 6 either in November or early December 2014. That day it was in one of the smaller audio rooms which happens a lot with animated movies on week days. At first I was fine in my current row but then moved after a family that sat to my left had kids getting a bit too raucous for my liking. Not to say I don't accept kids in theaters but these were just a bit too over the top and I really wanted to enjoy the movie. Thankfully the row behind me lacked kids and the drama. Even a male patron actually smiled and acknowledged my right decision to move into his row. My seat was quickly taken by the father of the family to my former right whose kid seemed more mature at least in public.
The movie itself was not just an enjoyable watch but very moving. Disney and Pixar are the masters of moving animated movies followed by DreamWorks in my book. From the tragedy of loss to the path of healing. Big Hero 6 finds both big and small ways to show not only to heal from loss but to help others along the way. Whether you're interested in movies that have some level of emotional depth or want to enjoy high tech battles or the journey to superhero-dum, this movie has it. Hiro goes from a teen without a purpose other than himself to not only gaining a new perspective in life but also friends and a sense of duty to protect others. This movie finds a fun bright way to do these things so don't go in expecting The Lion King of any sort. But Big Hero 6 stands on it's own as a bright but somewhat serious movie that takes a deep look into the decision of a group of regular people becoming heroes. Sure there is that trademark tragedy that propels the hero forward but we get to see a somewhat realistic at just how hard it is to form a hero team. Some of the potential hero group asks questions, point out realistic reasons of why it might not work. There is actual practice with weapons and technology. No just put on and auto hero action without some explanation or training in the process. Sure there are absolutely ridiculous moments like shooting all your weapons in fright of a pigeon and it flies away uninjured but that's intentional. Seriously though maybe that pigeon should get auto membership. Or maybe he's the pigeon that becomes Pigeon Man on the Nickelodeon animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Crossover! Yeah my mind boggles even me. So in the end the movie was very enjoyable and took a deeper turn that it needed to but that just made the movie even better. Baymax is the break out star with his puffy cute medical self and the masked villain though not necessarily the toughest to figure out, also carries his own debt. Highly recommend unless you hate animated movies or only want ones like The Lion King (which I love with a passion).