Saturday, 2 April 2016

Big Hero 6

A big white round health robot assistant .

Source: Wikipedia

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). 

21 comments:

  1. I heard good things about this movie, but haven't seen it year. I'll have to watch for it when it comes out to rent.

    It can be frustrating to go to a children's movie like this and then have children not properly behaving.

    betty

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  2. I thought it was really good but it didn't quite grab me as much as some of their other titles. However, the line 'We jumped out of a window' was priceless!

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  3. Interesting. I never heard of Big Hero 6. I wonder if it made it to New Zealand.

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  4. I never saw Big Hero 6, I'm intrigued. Good luck with the challenge!
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  5. One of the (many) benefits of having young children is you keep up to date with the latest animated features. I've not really kept up since the Shrek movies, but I do enjoy animated films, so I'll have to check this out :)

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  6. I'm not a big animation fan, but this one sounds like one to check out.

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  7. Hi there!

    I’m stopping by from the #AtoZChallenge. I've not seen this movie yet, but I might have to check it out now.

    I have two blogs in this challenge…my author blog at THE STORY CATCHER (www.donnalmartin.com) and my KICKS Kids Club blog (www.kickskidsclub.blogspot.com.

    If you get a chance, check them out and good luck with the challenge!

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  8. Having to contend w/ people who don't behave in the theater is one reason I don't go to the movies much anymore. I haven't seen Big Hero 6 yet but will probably watch it this summer.

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  9. I hadn't even heard of this one! Thanks for the review.

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  10. I've not heard of it, let alone seen it :) Sounds like a 'must watch'. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. haven't seen this one. For some reasons in last few years most of the best watched animated movies didn't attract me to watch them. INSIDE OUT, DESPICABLE ME, ZOOTOPIA, this one etc. not my thing, I prefer them more like BRAVE, ICE AGE, GUARDIANS OF GA HOOL, TANGLED etc

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  12. We just watched Big Hero 6 last week as we are entertaining Japanese exchange students for 10 days. A great film that is indeed very moving.

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  13. I haven't seen that one, but the years of seeing those movies are over for now. My stepdaughter is 16. A few years ago, we would have been all over this one!

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  14. I haven't even heard of this movie! Guess I need to check it out.

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  15. That's makes for an interesting movie experience. I am sure it will stay with you for a long time:)

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  16. I'm not a movie person...I prefer my books!
    However, I've enjoyed quite a few animated movies that I happened to watch on TV. Ant Bully is one of my favorites.
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  17. I'll put this on my mental list. I would not have considered watching it. My mom is big into children's movies and I catch a few in her bedroom.

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  18. Sounds like an interesting movie. I don't usually watch animated films but might make an exception for this one.

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  19. Ah, kids... Glad you got a better seat, though. I did see this one, but only on TV after it had been out a while.

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  20. I liked Big Hero 6. There is a lot of character development woven into the plot.

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  21. I really enjoyed Big Hero 6, I am not a big fan of animated movies, but definitely liked this one. Good choice for B.
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