By on February 5th, 2015

Big Hero 6 (2015)

Big Hero 6 (2014) Dir. Don Hall, Chris Williams – Nationwide

Who’s in it? Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Daniel Henney

What’s it about? Inspired by the Marvel Comic strip of the same name, Big Hero 6 is the 54th Disney animated film and the first since the success of last year’s double Oscar winning phenomenon Frozen. With Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for best animated feature for 2104 the film, the first to feature Marvel characters, sees gifted robotics engineer Hiro create a hi-tech team of superheroes to taken on a mysterious masked villain. Spending his spare time fighting the robots he’s built in the back alleys of futuristic, playfully named Fransansokyo, Hiro’s elder brother Tadashi, worried he’s wasting his prodigious talent as well as his time, takes him to his university’s robotics lab where Hiro is inspired to apply for a place himself and uses his talent for tinkering for the greater good. Big Hero 6 is an action adventure movie for the digital generation, it’s focus on the healing power of friendship is bound to resonate whatever your age.

Memorable Moments? In one scene Hiro is introduced to his brother’s ingenious creation Baymax, a friendly marshmallow shaped robot programmed to “heal the sick and injured”, as the pair get acquainted Hiro reconnects with his brother through his new friend, in a sequence that’s as typically funny and touching as you’d expect from a Disney animation.

Look Who’s talking: ‘Agreeably entertaining and brilliantly animated, Big Hero 6 is briskly-paced, action-packed, and often touching.’ -Rotten Tomatoes

Like that? Try this: Iron Giant (1999) is a gorgeous looking critically acclaimed and BAFTA winning animation about a young boy’s relationship with a giant alien robot who crash lands near his home and is wanted by the government for experimentation.

Trivia Pursuit: Hiro is the first mixed race character to have featured in a Disney film following The Princess and the Frog (2009) which featured the first black animated character.

One Response to “[PASSNOTES] BIG HERO 6 (2014)”

  1. 1 le0pard13
    February 5th, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Very enjoyable animated film.

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