FILM REVIEW: Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 finally arrives on UK shores but does it deliver on its promise or is it a fail for the first Disney / Marvel animated movie. Geek Syndicate’s guest reviewer Gamer_Josh gives his thoughts. 

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph, comes Big Hero 6, an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a team of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6.

Disney’s latest adventure “Big Hero 6” ticks all the boxes of a standard Disney family adventure: humour, adorable characters, cliché bad guys and fantastic music. Big Hero 6 is a film inspired by Marvel Comics and also produced by Marvel Animation; in the US the film received a warm welcome on its opening weekend by grossing over fifty million dollars, which is probably to do with the films main protagonist Baymax who steals the show.

Baymax is voiced by Scott Adsit who is excellent at conveying the emotion Baymax shows through his voice, this is even more exceptional because Baymax is a machine. The animators did an outstanding job of also portraying Baymax’s emotion through his actions whether it be him trying to hug Hiro (the films other protagonist) or trying to squeeze through a tight gap. Every move Baymax takes shows a different emotion and every move is perfectly animated. The supporting cast of characters like Fred voiced by T.J. Miller and Go Go voiced by Jamie Chung also helped give the film character and life with their witty lines. The films two female leads Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez) and Go Go (Jamie Chung) also promote well rounded female characters which is a common trend in Disney films these days.

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The plot of the film follows Hiro our main character who has just lost someone very close to him and so he uses Baymax as a sort of comfort, however Hiro soon realises there are much darker things at hand when he encounters the antagonist of the film, voiced by James Cromwell. The film has no major plot twists or unexpected events as it is a Disney film so it follows a very straightforward and somewhat predictable plot, but this does not mean the film is boring in some ways the predictable plot makes it more enjoyable as it makes it an easy film to follow.

Big Hero 6 has an exceptional soundtrack and score, songs from popular bands like Fall Out Boy and the score by Henry Jackman all stand out from beginning to end. The music of the film really helps you feel like you are part of the film from where it speeds up in dramatic fast paced action scenes or slows down for sad emotional moments. The sound in the film is all beautifully crafted from the water flowing in the ocean to the cars curving around corners at ninety miles an hour. The visual effects in the film are excellent and the film’s setting, the fictional San Fransokyo, is  a perfect blend between America culture and Japanese culture. The effects make every detail, like leaves blowing or the Golden Gate Bridge, all look super crisp. There is a reason the film is up for an Oscar for best animation and that is because of the excellent work the animators have done at Disney studios.

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Big Hero 6 from Disney Studios and Marvel Animation is an excellent joyride from start to finish  Although the film follows most of the movie clichés it still manages to stand out and be one of the best animated movies of the decade. Big Hero 6 truly shows that Disney is still at the top of their game when it comes to superb storytelling, animation, humour and just pure fun! Also don’t forget to stay till the end of the credits you’ll be in for a treat.

 

Rating: 4/5

Guest Reviewer: Gamer_Josh

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One comment

  1. Paula Wallace /

    Excellent review!

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