My kids and I saw an early screening of Big Hero 6 last week. It’s a story about a super smart teenager, his inflatable robot, and a team of geeky superheroes. We loved the movie. It’s the best animated film we’ve seen this year. Big Hero 6 is the kind of movie that both kids and adults will enjoy. Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Animation Studios) opens in theater today. Continue reading to learn seven things about the film.
Seven Things About Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6 is a story about nerdy superheroes
The main character is Hiro, who is a brilliant young prodigy. His life takes a turn downhill when his invention is destroyed in a fire. Then one day, Hiro discovers his invention was actually stolen. Hiro then puts together a team of nerdy superheroes to find out who is behind the theft. The new team doesn’t actually have any superpowers, but they do have great tech that gives them incredible powers.
It’s based on Marvel Comics characters
Big Hero 6 is the first Disney animated film to feature Marvel Comics characters. Like most people, I have not heard of Big Hero 6 before. That’s actually the point. The studio wanted an obscure title so they would have the freedom to come up with their own version.
Big Hero 6 is the best animated film of the year
As I mentioned previously, the new Disney film is the best animated movie I’ve seen all year. The story was entertaining, the main characters were likable, there was plenty of action, and the movie was funny. Plus the heros were geeks like me. And how can you not like a film with an inflatable robot?
Inflatable robots are real
Baymax, the robot in the movie, is an inflatable robot. Baymax was inspired by a real inflatable robot at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. The ‘soft robot’ featured an inflatable vinyl arm and the practical application is in the health care industry as a nurse or doctor’s assistant.
Big Hero 6 includes a short feature
The animated film includes a short feature called Feast. The short feature is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. It’s a wonderful little feature. I liked it!
No star cast
It seems like most animated movies today feature stars to help sell the film. That’s not the case with Big Hero 6, which doesn’t include any big stars. I found this refreshing and I think the movie will be a big hit even without any stars. Big Hero 6 featured the voice talents of Scott Adsit (Baymax), Ryan Potter (Hiro), Daniel Henney (Tadashi), T.J. Miller (Fred), Jamie Chung (Go Go), Damon Wayans Jr. (Wasabi), Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), James Cromwell (Robert Callaghan), Alan Tudyk (Alistair Krei), Maya Rudolph (Cass), Abraham Benrubi (General), Katie Lowes (Abigail), Billy Bush (Newscaster), Daniel Gerson (Desk Sergeant), and Paul Briggs (Yama). The film was directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams.
Big Hero 6 is rated PG
The 108-minute is rated PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements. Big Hero 6 is fine for everyone, but there are some action scenes that are a little bit intense.