Big Hero 6 (2014)
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
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The thing I enjoyed most about the film is the fact that it doesn't shy away from being a super-sized-cliche;
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
One of the film's great tricks is that, for a time, you think it will go down a rabbit hole of unrealistic glorification.
An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
This is an underrated animated film that needs to be discovered. The script is great, characters are very well etched- dare I say I even got emotional. This film may not have a great marketing budget or recognizable voice actors but do not let this interfere with your decision to give it a shot. (An underrated animation film destined to be a cult classic)
This movie has glowing reviews but I just found it to be... obvious. The story (or the characters) is an obvious ripoff of How to Train Your Dragon, and there's even one scene where it's extremely obviously ripped off. The characters are pretty cliche as well. Everything they tried to do and all the emotional scenes just felt like a product to me. It felt soulless, forced. The animation and background is good. I liked the very final scene. But all in all, it seemed wrong. The creators just copied too many things from other previous films.
The best animated movie I've seen this year, and the best super hero movie I've seen this year also. Inventive storytelling, fun characters and a ton of creativity. It's a bit too formulaic and action-y at the end, but that's forgivable. A fun ride.
Hiro Hamada is a fourteen year old robot designer who is entering illegal robot fights rather than continuing his education then his older brother Tadashi takes him to the research lab at the university he attends. Hiro is immediately impressed and determines that he will go there too. To do this he demonstrates his 'microbots' at the science fair. He wows them and afterwards is approached by shady industrialist Alistair Krei but declines his offer to buy the microbots. As he leaves there is a fire and his brother rushes back in to save his professor, Robert Callaghan an explosion occurs and Tadash and the professor are apparently killed and the microbots destroyed. Hiro goes into a depression but later activates his brother's healthcare robot, Baymax. It then becomes apparent that the microbots weren't destroyed; they have been stolen by a masked man whose motives are unclear. Hiro determines to defeat the man. To that end he updates Baymax and turns Tadashi's friends, who are now his friends, into heroes. Together they uncover the identity and motives of the thief before the final stand-off.If you think Disney animation means songs and princesses then this film will come as quite a surprise. It demonstrates that Disney can make an exciting, action packed film that isn't afraid to get quite dark at times. One might expect a murderous villain but seeing the hero go into a murderous rage was a surprise. The animation looks fantastic with amazing detail. The characters are really good; Hiro is a fine lead but it is Baymax the robot who steals the show; he is cute and funny without being twee. The supporting cast of characters are great to and their 'powers', actually hi-tech gear they have invented, are fairly original. The identity of the villain isn't exactly a surprise but his motivation is quite dark for a Disney film. The film has an ending that may reduce some viewers, children and adults alike, to tears even if we then get a 'happy ending' after. Overall I'd definitely recommend this to anybody wanting exciting, animated, superhero action.