Big Hero 6 (2014)

By on February 17, 2015
Big Hero 6 (2014)

Run time: 102 min
Rating: 8.0
Genres: Animation | Action | Adventure
Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Writers: Jordan Roberts, Daniel Gerson
Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
Storyline
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Written by Walt Disney Animation Studios
Plot Keywords: robot, martial arts, superhero, high tech, disney
Details:
Country: USA
Release Date: 7 November 2014 (USA)
Box Office
Budget: $165,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $56,215,889 (USA) (7 November 2014)
Gross: $218,504,285 (USA) (6 February 2015)

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4 Comments

  1. thegeekgurl

    February 17, 2015 at 7:24 am

    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 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. I took my 3 nieces with my friends and I, and they loved how they were smart, enjoyable and didn't need to fall for a man. 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 the film 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.

    The film 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 this film, is that family can be more than blood related, you have friends, who become part of that. That really showed how much I cared for the loved ones around me, especially my older brother who is in the military, creating robots and fixing medical equipment.

    If there was one complaint I would give, I would've like to see a little bit more about the rest of the team. 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.

  2. jarvismethis

    February 17, 2015 at 7:24 am

    The last time I left a cinema feeling anything close to this elated was after Gravity. My heart was racing, I felt so joyful. I never feel like this after a film. Big Hero 6 immediately replaces the Lego movie as my No.1, main stream, animated film.

    I came onto IMDb to find out more about this entertaining, action packed, emotional roller-coaster only to see half a dozen vicious reviews … I feel so somber. I can't believe anyone would loath this film to the levels of some reviewers have gone to on this site. It was an absolute joy. The whole cinema was ecstatic, both kids and adults.

    I have a 7 year old boy, and even without being a dad, I'd still love this film. Hope it picks up the awards (Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA etc etc) it deserves.

  3. vivolatino

    February 17, 2015 at 7:24 am

    From the creators of Wreck-It Ralph & Frozen comes another impressive outing that's as fresh, smart & intuitive as the above mentioned films and, apart from continuing the recent success streak for the studio, also marks their first foray into the genre of superhero filmmaking as the premise is based on Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name.

    The story of Big Hero 6 concerns a young prodigy who develops a special bond with his older brother's creation called Baymax; an inflatable robot designed to serve as a personal health companion. But when Hiro discovers his own creation being used for evil purposes, he transforms Baymax & his friends into a band of high-tech heroes to take on the person responsible.

    Directed by Don Hall & Chris Williams, the first half is filled with lots of creativity, passion & ideas that are seamlessly blended with elements of humour which is then presented in a very polished manner while the other half takes a more generic route but nevertheless succeeds in maintaining a fine balance between its emotional & humorous aspects to wrap itself up as one of the most polished films of the year.

    Coming to technical aspects, the 3D animation is absolutely gorgeous for each frame is rendered in meticulous detail with expert use of colour contrast, saturation & sharpness to provide an intensely vibrant look to the whole picture. Camera-work is brilliantly carried out for it's pretty dynamic in the action sequences while more relaxed during dramatic moments. Editing briskly paces the whole story while Henry Jackman's score further enhances the experience.

    Yet the best thing about Big Hero 6 remains its interesting set of perfectly voiced & finely written characters with the constantly developing bond between Hiro & Baymax serving as the core ingredient that makes this film work on so many levels. Baymax is the standout character here for he's simply impossible to not love and his cuddly, cushy & innocent appearance blended with soothing voice brings a charm of its own to make him an instantly huggable character.

    On an overall scale, Big Hero 6 is a sweet, funny, touching & colourful tale of companionship that's richly animated, skilfully narrated & emotionally satisfying and has something in store for viewers of all ages. Sophisticated in all departments, filled with heart & compassion, and exquisitely demonstrating the best of both Disney & Marvel in one action-packed feature that's full of awe & admiration, Big Hero 6 continues Disney's resurgence towards its lost glory & is one of this year's finest animated flicks.

    P.S. Make sure you don't miss out the accompanying short film, Feast, which would put you in just the right mood for the main feature presentation.

  4. vivolatino

    February 17, 2015 at 7:24 am

    To be honest, when I saw the preview I thought it was going to be another Disney movie gone bad. So when the movies came around, I had really low expectations for it. But holy crap nothing has made me laugh this hard at a movie since maybe Amelie or Up! Baymax is a non-threatening huggable robot who's only purpose is to nurse those who are in need of medical attention. The only way to wake him up is to scream out "OW" and he is alive and will help you until you are better. The only way to put him back to sleep is to say "I'm satisfied with your work" (Or something like that I'm only paraphrasing) and he has gone back to sleep. But this movie isn't all comedy: it does have a bit of an emotional side to it which I won't go into too much detail about. However I do know that the movie isn't really like the comic books: the back stories of the characters aren't how they are in the movie and even the plot itself isn't like how the movie is, so for the devoted comic book fans, I understand if you hate this movie. However the people who didn't read the comics confuse me when they say it's "Cliche" "awful" "boring". I found none of these things in the movie at all. I was smiling right from the beginning and found myself a little teary-eyed towards the end.

    So I do recommend this movie if you're up for a nice light movie with a lot of laughs: it might be better than you think.

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