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Review: Big Hero 6


Beautifully simple story, stunning visuals and a wonderful connection make Big Hero 6 just another in the long line of Disney Animation hits. To say that it is “just another” is far from an insult, rather it proves how consistent the studio has always been.


baymaxIt is hard to not compare the film to what has come before it in a long line of Disney Animation successes and for the sake of staying sane and not trying to think about it too much, I will continue to compare. Visually it is as stunning as always. There is a whimsical charm that just oozes from every pore of this movie. Effortlessly it both tugs at your heart strings while also giving you that warm feeling you get when a movie hits just perfectly. That innate ability that a Disney movie has to break demographic boundaries and affect anyone that comes into contact with it; it is something truly special that anyone can appreciate.

The most beautiful thing about Big Hero 6 is not how brilliantly animated it is or the gorgeous art style it possesses; it is the connection that such a simple story can have with its audience. I may not be the core demographic for the movie but as with so many of Disney’s films before this, it isn’t just a childish story aimed to please the youngsters in the crowd.

Big Hero 6 follows Hiro Hamada after he discovers an inflatable health care robot Baymax created in the past by his brother, Tedashi. After a terrible life-changing accident, Hiro and Baymax team up with four other nerds and save their hometown San Fransokyo from an evil super villain trying to take over with Hiro’s invention. A brilliant mix of genre all within the confines of catering to a younger audience, Big Hero 6 manages to find a perfect balance of when to play up the silly and when to create the heartfelt moments that are such a fantastic trademark.

The movie also looks gorgeous. Disney’s art style has continued to be profoundly beautiful and this is no exception. Environments are vibrant and eye catching while character animation is superb. The voice work from the whole cast is excellent with Silicon Valley’s TJ Miller doing some of my favourite work. I honestly don’t know where to fault this movie; is there anything wrong with it at all?

hero baymaxAfter a few excellent years with releases of the calibre of Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph, the feeling of confidence in what Disney is able to produce year in year out is back at 90’s levels. What also has amazed me is the love for the film from everyone that I have talked to; universally Big Hero 6 is being applauded through all demographics.

If I had have made a Top 10 of 2014, with it’s Boxing Day release, Big Hero 6 would’ve been a strong contender for the number one spot up against the likes of Gone Girl and Two Days One Night. I truly haven’t had as much undeniable fun watching a movie in a long time. Big Hero 6 creates a feeling of genuine happiness with a story that turns you round and round with emotion and culminates with a heart-warming ending. Do yourself a favour and go and see Big Hero 6; kids optional.

Just as a side note: The pre movie treat is absolutely adorable. Don’t be late, it made my night.

Review: Big Hero 6
December 30, 2014
9/10
Beautifully simple story, stunning visuals and a wonderful connection make Big Hero 6 just another in the long line of Disney Animation hits. To say that it is "just another" is far from an insult, rather it proves how consistent the studio has always been.
9 Overall Score
Yet another feather in the cap of a wonderful studio.

Beautifully simple story, stunning visuals and a wonderful connection make Big Hero 6 just another in the long line of Disney Animation hits. To say that it is "just another" is far from an insult, rather it proves how consistent the studio has always been.

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  • Flick says: January 20, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    10/10 do agree. The pre animation made my heart so warrrrrrrrm.
    I feel that there should have been a special mention of the fist bump – the highlight of the film for me.

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