My brother and I just watched Big Hero 6…like, literally, just a few minutes ago. The end credits are still rolling.
I just..I don’t know how to feel.
The movie is soo good! The humor, the art style, the lines!
The story is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. Disney definitely pulled all the stops into playing with their audience’s emotions.
That said, the fact that Marvel and Man of Action participated in the making of the film contributed to the whole action-packed, emotionally captivating rollercoaster of a ride. Of course, what makes it even more interesting is the fact that the film is loosely based on a Marvel comic of the same name (Disney has definitely exploited its ownership of Marvel).
As such, this is officially Disney’s first superhero film and it pulled all the stops into making it work.
Marvel has a thing with referencing pop culture so it wasn’t a surprise that they paid tribute to DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon,
Japanese pop culture, the superhero geek culture, and of course…Science! Yep, Disney wanted to deviate from the image of only making Princess films and this action packed animated feature lived up to the expectations.
Then there’s the characters.
Baymax is wonderfully adorable. He definitely made the movie more kid friendly and fun. He was intelligent and huggable…and just downright cute. That doesn’t make him one-dimensional though. He’s actually one of the characters that helps make the lead protagonist – Hiro – live up to his name.
Hiro is one adorably smart kid. Of course, he embodies the typical hero trope. Good guy goes through tragedy, tries to deal with pain through revenge, grows up, matures, and becomes selfless hero. Of course, that doesn’t make him less interesting or relatable. In fact, he kinda reminds me of Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon.
Still, that isn’t a problem since I love his character. I love that his character design is Japanese and that he tries so hard for his brother (gosh! My tear ducts aren’t closing up anytime soon!). His growth makes him more relatable as a human being. Plus, he’s a genius, which helps a lot.
The rest of the gang are just as amazing. They’re all hilarious. My favorites are definitely Gogo and Fred. They’re badass.
Gogo’s more badass though cause she lives for speed and she’s a feminist! She practically uses the line “Woman Up” instead of “Man up” and she doesn’t take crap from anyone!
Then, there’s Fred.
Fred the comic book and superhero nerd. Fred the underestimated non-scientific fanboy with a passion for superhero tropes, dragons, and action figures. Fred is the best! He’s all geeky and geeks will always have a special place in my heart. Plus, Fred is always filled with surprises! He’s practically a geeky, stoner version of Iron Man and Batman! He’s also very, very funny. Okay, maybe not Batman but he’s got his own Alfred!
Also..check out the after-credits. I know, I know. This isn’t a Marvel film…but it’s heavily influenced by the same team. So, go check it out! You won’t regret it.
That’s about it. I’m still filled with so many feels, I’m gonna go search up the movie’s artwork and fangirl over the characters for a week (or a month) until I annoy my brother.
Check out the movie and have fun!!!