Disney’s been on a winning streak as of late, with verified hits like Frozen, Tangled, and Wreck-it Ralph. With Big Hero 6, they deliver an action-packed comedy about tech-geek teen Hiro and his lovable companion – his robot, Baymax – on the streets of San Fransokyo. The movie is fun, endearing, humorous, and full of heart.
As one who’s simply exhausted with cinematic super hero stories, Disney’s choice to adapt a Marvel comic book was the last thing I would have liked to see the studio pursue. But Big Hero 6 redeems itself with a clever and delightful little story about friendship and loyalty. Baymax is impossible not to love, and I’m sure my kids will someday be playing with their large cuddly white Baymax action figures in their room.
It’s nothing really that original, and it’s pretty predictable, but Big Hero 6 is a decent animated film worthy of sitting within the Disney Animated canon.
© Matt Tory, 2014.