Big Hero 6 - 4 Stars
Disney’s Big Hero 6, is full of fun, but also quite sad and emotional at times.
Big Hero 6 is about 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.
Plot wise is it slightly less justified than your average superhero movie. There are a couple of major plot points that don’t make sense and these do you leave you questioning the logic of the supposedly exceptionally bright characters. However, it easy to look past the story holes and fall in love with the characters on the screen. What surprised me was how sad it was for a Disney movie. The movie heavily covers and deals with the theme of loss, while from the trailers I’d seen I had gained that those types of themes were mentioned I was quite surprised at the level of attention they had and how the movie handled them so well. While the villain of the piece is quite predictable and you can easily pick who it is right from the start it is still a very enjoyable film!
The animation used is clever and really draws you into the story, however the need for 3D is low and while 3D gives the film a more rounded look it isn’t at all necessary to enjoy the film.
The voice cast were all strong, but the greatest cast member was in a post credits cameo and I do encourage everyone to hang around for that, it really is worth it! While the movie does set itself up for a sequel it doesn’t destroy this film’s plot in doing so.
Overall this film has a few plot holes and covers themes Disney hasn’t gone near before, but the cast is great, the animation is strong, and it really is an enjoyable film!
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Walt Disney Entertainment