FILM REVIEW: Big Hero 6

A Disney film with a robot? A robot is never going to be as loveable as Scully from Monsters Inc. or the toys in Toy Story, I hear you say. Well, you are wrong! I guarantee that after watching Big Hero 6 you will all want a Baymax of your very own.

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 band of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6.

Based on a Marvel comic book series, Big Hero 6 stars the voices of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk and Maya Randolph. The story follows child genius Hiro, his brother’s inflatable robot Baymax and his friends as they try to find out who was behind a terrible event and foil the evil villain.

The film drew me in right from the robot fight at the beginning all the way through until the very end. Disney have taken a relatively unknown comic and put their unmistakable stamp onto it.

All the characters are brilliant from Hiro to university mascot Fred (who’s father seems very familiar!). Whether you are being carried along at break neck speed or slowly in the more sombre moments, I never felt like the plot stalled.  It will easily keep the kids enthralled, although some younger children may find the villain scary – but then what would a Disney film be without a scary villain?

Considering that this is already out in the States, I do think Disney are missing out by not showing this in the UK until January 30th 2015, missing out on the Christmas market (and potential merchandise that children will no doubt want!). It’s another brilliant film by Disney and make sure to stay until the very end for a very cool cameo!

You can check out the trailer below:

Rating: 5/5
Reviewer: darkphoenix1701

 

 

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