Big Hero 6 Review

I was going into Big Hero 6 expecting a fun kids’ movie with some neat action. It was a lot more than that, and I loved every second of it.

Premise

  • Big Hero 6 follows the adventures of this one kid Hiro, who’s kinda down on his luck, and then begins on a great adventure with one of his brother’s robots, Baymax.
    • That isn’t a great description of the plot, but it’s the best I can do.

Cast and Characters

  • The characters are what drive this movie, particularly Hiro and Baymax.
    • Hiro is a hero we can get behind, and he’s a likable kid, which we need for a movie like this to function.
    • And Baymax, man. Oh man!
    • Baymax is possibly the most likable character in a movie since Doug from Up.
      • And yes, that’s a movie in general, not just an animated movie.
      • You look at Baymax and you just want to hug him!
      • He’s like the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man, only more fun, more direct and a lot more huggable.
      • I love Baymax so much, I got a picture with the blow-up Baymax outside the theater.
        • Now I wonder when the bobble-head will come out…
      • And not only those two, but all of the other characters are really functional too.
      • There’s this group of really smart kids that team up with Hiro to take down the baddie in this movie and I loved all of them.
        • TJ Miller was the standout because he was essentially TJ Miller playing TJ Miller.
        • The goth chick wasn’t as fleshed out as the others, but she did still work for the movie, I’m assuming they’ll do more with her in the sequel.
      • His aunt is in the movie, and she doesn’t have as big of a role but you enjoy her.
      • And the villain is a pretty standard “Disney Animated movie villain,” which you predict if you’re older than 13.
      • I really like the brother in this movie too, he seems like a really cool guy.
      • But in the end, special props to Baymax and TJ Miller for having their “steal-the-show” moments.

Plot/Script

  • I don’t want to talk much plot because there is a lot of stuff in the movie going in that you wouldn’t have known based on the trailer, so I’ll leave the mystery to you guys.
  • The script really impressed me though.
  • This being a Disney Animated Movie, you assume it’s going to be all fart and loud noise jokes aimed at kids, and there were a few, but the humor in this movie was extremely clever.
    • I saw this movie with my brother and we, two teenagers, were laughing out loud in the front of the theater.
      • This is the first time I’ve actually been in the dead front row. Yeah my neck hurt a little afterward, but it was a good movie experience.
    • I was especially surprised by the dirty jokes they slipped in for the adults.
    • And there’s a post-credit scene (cuz it’s a Marvel movie) and that post-credit scene man…
      • After Nick Fury showing up to Tony Stark’s House, and Apocalypse at the end of Days of Future Past, this may be my favorite.
    • The film progressed really well too.
      • In terms of pacing, it’s easy for movies like this to bore me if they go on too long, but this was pretty good in that regard.

Other General Thoughts

  • In terms of negatives, I have very few.
    • One of the only things I would do might have been to trim down the movie’s run time by just five minutes or so.
      • Couple seconds here or there gone, no enormous scenes, but just some trimming.
    • Jeremy Jahns mentioned this in his review, but it did become noticeable after a while that the characters were starting to say “gone” instead of died, and at first it worked in passing, but after a while, saying “dead” is fine, it’s not gonna scar anyone.
    • A lot of critics have said this movie rips off How to Train Your Dragon too much, but I disagree.
      • Big Hero 6 is more like How to Train Your Dragon meets The Goonies, meets Iron Man, meets Teen Titans
        • With dashes of Guardians of the Galaxy fun and 2002 Spider-Man responsibility themes and family life.
        • And I’m referring to the good Teen Titans, not the Teen Titans Go crap…

In Conclusion

  • In conclusion, Big Hero 6 was a lot of fun that I had on my free Saturday night.
  • I liked Big Hero 6 a lot more than How to Train Your Dragon 2 and more than The Lego Movie, making it my favorite animated film of 2014
    • We’ll see if it beats Penguins of Madagascar though…
  • This is a movie I don’t need to rush back out and see, but it is a movie I can’t wait to add to my Blu-Ray collection, and despite its flaws, I had a fantastic time watching it.

4.5/5

  • And like I said, stick around after the credits because it’s HILARIOUS!

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So guys, those are my thoughts on Big Hero 6! What are your thoughts? Let me know down below, and as always, thanks for reaing guys.

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