Big Hero 6 directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams
Voiced by – Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter and Daniel Henney
He just wants his care to be satisfactory, but who knew what kind of care he’d have to give?
Set in the futuristic world of San Fransokyo, Big Hero 6 follows protagonist Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) in his attempts to break into the tech world with his unique robots. His brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney) helps him progress further, giving him the opportunity to join the prestigious Institute of Technology. But when tragedy strikes, Hiro forms an unlikely bond with an inflatable care robot, Baymax (Scott Adsit). The pair eventually team up with a group of friends to stop an evil tech-thieving super villain and for Hiro an even bigger obstacle is overcome.
Disney’s 2014 animated hit has quickly become a firm favourite of mine. With a heart warming storyline and an adorable central character its not hard to see why this film has been so popular since its release. The plot is well rounded and thought out with a bit of everything to please different audiences. It’s hilarious, it’s action packed and is an emotional rollercoaster and such an easy watch.
The characters are believable but following the animated style are almost caricatures of their unique personas, making them entertaining and funny. However, there is one key element that absolutely makes the film and that’s the helper and adorable robot, Baymax.
He calls cats ‘furry babies’ and is eager to give hugs when his owner is upset, but provides light comic relief and some of the most emotional lines when required. Toward the climax of the film he becomes the true hero and deepens the level of this family film once again.
When I first saw the promotion and hype for the film I was a little bit sceptical of what it would be like having not been a massive fan of many animated films post- Tangled. I’d put off watching it till friends convinced me it was worth a go and I already want to watch it again. It’s got something in it for everyone of every age and absolutely promotes Disney values. It’s a classical Disney film. The level of animation used has increased a ridiculous amount since the days of Toy Story and Finding Nemo, but it still maintains its family friendly vibe with it’s adorable depictions of things.
This is perhaps a slightly shorter review than what I would normally right but there’s not a lot else I can say or praise more than saying it’s a classic Disney. I also don’t want to give away too much so to detract from the film if you haven’t seen it already, but it’s an easy watch, its funny and will bring a tear to your eye.
Would definitely recommend.