*I was provided with passes to watch this film. All opinions are my own. Though you all already know I’m a big Disney freak.
I saw “Big Hero 6” with 3 of my daughters (ages 10-6), and we were all satisfied with our care.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an original action-comedy-adventure about a robotics prodigy and a plus-sized inflatable robot, who develop a special bond on a quest to solve an unsettling mystery. “Hiro Hamada’s older brother Tadashi has created a cutting-edge robot, Baymax, who’s designed to take care of people,” says director Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”). “Baymax’s one programmed desire is ‘How can I help?’ He’s filled with compassion. And Hiro is a teenager who has lost his way—their personalities play off each other in a way that is both funny and heartwarming.”
When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his brilliant fellow nerds: adrenaline junkie GoGo 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.”
A film that will appeal to both boys and girls, “Big Hero 6” is sure to be another big hit for Disney. For me, it definitely had a Wreck-It Ralph feel to it with heroes in unlikely forms. The graphics were awesome, life lessons were learned, and the characters were intelligent. At one point, GoGo yells, “Woman up!” during the movie and I scream, “Yes!” It was definitely action-packed and exciting. Just a little warning, the villain of the film can be a little intense and may be scary for small children.
While there were many touching moments, I even shed some tears (twice!), my children all used “funny” to describe the film. I could hear them laughing out loud and giggling as they shared their favorite moments with each other. Baymax is endearing and his relationship with Hiro is certainly what keeps the audience watching. He’s lovable, mild-mannered, and teaches what friendship really means. Technology meets compassion, and you’ll be cheering for Hiro to overcome loss and realize what the word hero really means.