Big Hero 6 is part of the Marvel franchise and was adopted by Disney. While implementing the core ideas and characters of the comic, Disney morphed the odd story to create the masterpiece that it is now. The movie follows the story of Hiro Hamada, a fourteen-year-old genius who is great at building robots and working with technology, Baymax (a huge white balloon robot dedicated to your health care and completely huggable), and his several “nerd” friends, as they call themselves. With a great mix of action, comedy, and drama, this movie leaves you thinking about Hiro and his future for several days.
This movie has an amazing story and setting. It is well paced and shows the awe-inspiring world that Hiro lives in. The name of the city, San Fransokyo, incorporates the city of San Francisco and Tokyo to create an interesting city setting. There are a lot of Japanese themes incorporated into the movie such as the transportation system and the animation of the movie itself. The animators of Big Hero 6 took some inspiration from anime (Japanese animation) to choreograph fight scenes, figure out different camera angles, and creating different character poses. Noticing small things like the signs written in Japanese or the street cars throughout the city made it seem so real, almost like this city really existed. The movie had a special magic about its setting.
Not only was the movie visually appealing, it was a great coming of age journey. Hiro, having to be watched over his brother, Tadashi, could be called irresponsible and refuses to use his genius for the greater good but rather in illegal “bot fights”. However, after suffering a trauma early in the movie, Hiro matures and the several inner conflicts he endures and his thirst for revenge is amazingly realistic. It makes you imagine doing the same for your own family and loved ones.
This movie is a must see and I definitely recommend watching this movie as soon as you can.
The MPHS Script rates this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars- a MUST watch feature!