Big Hero 6 (2014) Film Review


Hiro (Ryan Potter) is a genius teenager living in San Fransokyo, a mysterious future place which is part America, part Japan. After seeing the magnificent university where his brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney) studies, he is inspired to give up his life of street robot fighting and find a way to use his genius in a different way. But then tragedy hits, and Hiro is left with Baymax (Scott Adsit), a blow-up medical robot Tadashi created. Hiro, Baymax and Tadashi’s colleagues from the university suit up and try to beat the baddie.

It’s a great film, with lots of sad moments, but also a lot of very funny moments. Baymax is absolutely gorgeous and delightful, and I challenge anyone to not totally love him. I think some sensitive children may find it a bit overly emotional, but it is really good film. Plus, there are more than one female character, and they are useful, and not everyone is white. That’s nice for a change.

Big Hero 6 was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film and for a BAFTA for Animated Feature Film.