I was pleasantly surprised (considering I went in with no expectations) when I came out of the theater absolutely adoring this movie!
The kids are out of school for winter break and we both had the day after Christmas off. I definitely couldn’t spend the entire day in bed like I did on Christmas day so we decided… to go to the movies. This was the first time at the movie theater for our 4 and 5 year olds so we picked a movie that would not run too long and that we all could enjoy. This movie only ran 102 minutes, but as you all know, there are about 20 to 30 minutes of previews. They did good and stayed in their seats but my little one kept asking me what movie we came to watch. I had to think about the answer every time she asked.
Big Hero 6 was made by Walt Disney Animation Studios, the same team that brought us “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph”. The kids loved both movies. We watched them over so many times I’m singing “Let it go” and “Sugar rush” everywhere I go.
Big Hero 6 takes place in fictitious San Fransokyo, a mash-up of San Francisco and Tokyo. After a tragedy, Hiro Hamada, a boy genius and his super smart friends band together to become high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6. There’s the adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, obsessive compulsive Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Heading the team with Hiro is Baymax. He’s the super adorable, plus-size inflatable robot originally created by Hiro’s brother to be a personal health care provider. He responds to “ouch!” and comes out of his red case to determine injury and fix it. Hiro modified him to move faster, fly and fight, specifically Karate.
The storyline was very predictable, even for me, but it didn’t take away from the adventure. I hadn’t seen a movie this cute since W.A.L.L.E. It had the same feel of pure innocence, friendship, love, all the sappy stuff. The special bond between Baymax and Hiro was just so heartwarming, you would have to have a black heart to not be moved by it. Yes, I did cry in some parts.
I only watched this movie once (so far) but I’m sure it’ll be recorded on the DVR when it comes out on TV and will be on infinite replay.
4 out of 5 stars because nobody’s perfect… Check out the trailers.