Big Hero 6 (Quick and Spoiler Free)

Owned by Disney

Owned by Disney

Hello, I’m a unicorn. I want a Baymax. He’s so cute and fluffy and I just want to hug him and love him and–

What am I? Chopped Liver?

Sorry Textbox, but Baymax is just so adorable. Just like the rest of the movie, actually. Big Hero 6 is a fun, cute movie and that I’d recommend  to pretty much everyone. The characters are likable and memorable, with Baymax being the best character. The movie spent most of its time with Hiro, the protagonist, and Baymax the robot built by his older brother. They gave Hiro the main arc, focusing on him overcoming the loss of a loved one. The plot deconstructs the trope of death by origin story by showing how a loved one’s death can really affect the newly made superhero and every scene dealing with Hiro’s grief was poignant and fantastic.  The rest of the characters, while enjoyable were a bit one note. I would have like to see a bit more of the hilarious Aunt Cass, but I understand why they did it. It would be extremely difficult to give every single character an emotional arc. That would be just too much to juggle. The world of San Fransokyo is really cool. It was feasibly futuristic with a nice mix of Japanese and American culture and just really fun. That being said, the movie is a bit predictable. I could see every plot point coming from a mile away,but I enjoyed the ride enough that it didn’t matter. My biggest grievance is the ending. I won’t spoil it, but a character does “die” and it’s really sad, but–and this is a big but here–the death was totally preventable. This was the only time the predictability of the plot came back to bite the writers. A huge theme of the movie is looking at problems from another angle, and I kept expecting for them to see the obvious solution, but the plot said that the character had to do a heroic sacrifice, so he did. I thought it was a little frustrating, and that took away a little of the scene’s emotional torque for me.

Overall, though, the movie was great. I’m not familiar with the comics, so I can really compare the two. From what I understand, though, the comics are very different. Better? I don’t know, but as it stands, Big Hero 6 is a fun superhero movie and a worthy addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Disney cannon. It has likable characters, funny jokes, and tons of heart. If you have kids, or just enjoy fun animated movies, check it out, and be sure to stay for the end. There’s an awesome cameo. It is a Marvel movie after all. So what are you waiting for? Watch it now!

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