Hiro & Baymax is my Hero| Big Hero 6 Movie Review

Hiro & Baymax is my Hero| Big Hero 6 Movie Review



This past week I was able to catch a local advance 3D screening of Disney’s Big Hero 6 and I was amazed the team at Disney has done it again. They have changed the way I view a Disney film – as this one was a little more darker, a little more realistic and a little more intense than anything I have seen from Disney; but at the same time is very family friendly and is a movie for all ages to enjoy. This movie is not only about a group of super heroes who fight evil like I had thought. But it is the journey of friendship, love, lost, grief, revenge, morality, teamwork, sacrifice, and the battle of finding who you truly are. Let me say this don’t forget to bring the tissues because at one point or another you will need them. This is the first Disney movie I have cried while watching a Disney movie since Toy Story 3 in 2010.


I don’t want to give away to much about he story and all the events of Big Hero 6 but here is a little bit of what the movie is about. Big Hero 6 is about the special bond which develops between Baymax (Scott Adsit), the inflatable healthcare companion robot and a 14 year old robotics prodigy, Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) who was left orphaned at the age of 3 with his older brother, Tadashi (Daniel Henney) and was left in the care of his Aunt Cass (Maya Rudolph). Hiro starts off as a rebellious teenager hustling his way through the underground world of robot fighting to make money since he graduated from high school at 13. While his perfect, smart, protective brother Tadashi attends college at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology in an elite program of scientific geniuses. But when a devastating series of events befalls the city of San Fransokyo combined with Hiro’s brother Tadashi death, it catapults Hiro into the midst of danger combined with his personal grief of losing his brother, he is forced to turn to Baymax and his close self-described “nerd” friends (his brother’s classmates at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology) who each has their own special genius about them. There is the adrenaline junkie/engineering genius Go Go Tomago (Jamie Chung), neat freak/laser specialist Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry genius Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy/college dropout/school mascot Fred (T.J. Miller).  Hiro transforms his friends into a band of genius high-tech heroes who call themselves “Big Hero 6”. Together this team can solve the mystery affecting San Fransokyo and bring the bad guy to justice.


Big Hero 6 is more than the artful animations, excellent action sequences, the fight between good and bad within the unique city of San Fransokyo – the combination of San Francisco and Tokyo. It’s about dealing with the emotional roller coaster ride that comes with grief when you lose someone you are close with. Hiro has to learn how to deal with all the feelings that come with grief of losing his brother Tadashi including profound sadness, anger, and revenge. While Baymax tries to help Hiro through his grief as he tries to process what to do to help Hiro through his grief and not what he was medically program to recognize it as puberty. Hiro has to eventually realize that he is not alone after his brother’s death and every is there to support him in any way then can which is to team up with Hiro and become heroes themselves. The movie focuses on all the different bonds in the movie which are very strong and real. These bonds whether they be between Baymax and Hiro, Hiro and Tadashi, Hiro and his friends, Baymax and Tadashi, Tadashi and his Professor, or Hiro and his Aunt, are what this movie builds on and shows just how far friendships can go and sometimes having to make a sacrifice for your friends. And by the end of the movie, I felt Hiro and Baymax were the heroes they were destined to become and I can see the potential squeal (or at least maybe a short film) to follow up where the movie left off because I need more of Hiro, Baymax and the rest of the Big Hero 6 team.

Oh and by the way, don’t forget to stay for the all of the end credits as your won’t regret it.

Is it worth the extra cost of seeing Big Hero 6 in 3-d?
The advance screening I attended was in 3-d and it was definitely worth seeing in 3-d. There have been many movies where I saw both 3-d and 2-d versions and I can honestly say I couldn’t imagine seeing Big Hero 6 in 2-d. The graphics and imagery of the scenery in this movie are really well hi-lighted in the 3-d version and I believe that some of the minor details might go missing in the 2-d version.

And don’t forget to arrive early for the short film Feast right before the start of Big Hero 6. This short follow the life of a dog named Winston and his perspective on how he deals with family life through food. Honestly, this was the best short film I have seen from Disney. It was cute and funny and a great depiction of life as a dog. So make sure you arrive early for  Feast.


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