Big Hero 6 (2014)

PG   |    |  Animation, Action, Adventure


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A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who together team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.


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24 January 2015 | InMyHonestOpinion
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| Who wouldn't want the ultimate best friend?
I have always loved animated films, whether they be by Walt Disney, DreamWorks, Marvel, Miyazaki or any other storytellers out there, but of late I haven't enjoyed the anime style and artwork that has been delivered. Personally I thought Frozen was so over rated, sure there was a couple of good tunes, cool, characters, interesting storyline, but it lacked that special something Mr. Disney and his crew always managed in years gone by to bring out in me. Don't get me wrong I do really like frozen but nowhere near as much as I am supposed to according to everyone else on the planet. I'm not sure what it is that I love about animated films or where the love developed from but I find myself far more attracted to them in my later years than I ever did in my earlier life. So when I heard about Big Hero 6 and the fact that both Disney and Marvel were collaborating together I pretty much had instant tingles, my expectations without seeing a single thing went higher than any film I have anticipated before. What the hell was Big Hero 6 and why hadn't I heard of it up until now?!? Why did I ever stop reading the comics!?!?

Hiro Hamada is a young 14 year old boy genius who knows how to make things work, he loves his gadgets and robots. Hiro lives in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo with his brother Tadashi and his aunt who has taken the boys in after the loss of their parents when Hiro was three years old. Hiro spends most of his days creating and then destroying robots in underground robot battles for cash, the robots he creates devastate the competition without any mercy. After being arrested for attending one of these illegal battles Tadashi on the promise of taking Hiro to another back alley for another fight detours to his university where Hiro discovers that the genius gene doesn't fall far from the tree at all. Tadeshi introduces Hiro to his five Uni friends who each are working on their own scientific breakthroughs. Wasabi, Go Go, Honey Lemon, and Fred. Tadeshi then shows Hiro his latest work, a personal walking talking health specialist named Baymax who can cure all with his sweet soft tones and loving temperament. Hiro instantly loves what he sees within the university and decides he must attend. To get into the university the heads of the campus hold a special talent show where potential applicants can show their work and hopefully the university board are convinced enough to sign up the entrants giving them a scholarship to attend. Hiro creates a way to revolutionise life as we know it and wins his way into the university to the joy of everyone. While celebrating and getting ready to leave a tragedy strikes the university and Hiro loses far more than his exciting new project. With the help of his new five friends from the Uni Hiro reinvents Baymax and together the team of 6 become heroes ready to find the truth to what really happened…

I thought this film had it all, I loved it from its beginning to its after credits surprise. I laughed pretty much all the way though, Baymax really grabs hold of you by your heart strings, you can't help but fall in absolute love with him. The way the animators make him move and react is adorable and will definitely keep you smiling throughout. The animation is outstanding and deserves so much applause, everything from the 3D art work to the colour to the rendering is perfect, there is nothing to pick at here in the way the film is made. The voice acting isn't any different either, the directors Don Hall and Chris Williams have chosen an amazing cast and all do a fantastic job for their individual characters as well as their group dynamics, with a couple of recognizable voices amongst the fray as well you will totally love everyone. Staring the voice talents of Scott Adsit as Baymax, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Daniel Henney as Tadashi, T.J. Miller as Fred, Jamie Chung as Go, Damon Wayans Jr. as Wasabi, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, James Cromwell as Robert Callaghan and Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei. It's a film that really surpassed all my expectations and hopefully will do the same for you. If I had to pick on one thing the story was a little weak and predictable but not enough to concern anyone, you will still thoroughly enjoy every second of Big Hero 6.

Big Hero 6 is a compassionate feel good loving caring and fun time adventure you're entire family will love. Get your popcorn ready and fall in love with Baymax.

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The ninth Disney's animated film to be the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, after Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), WALL·E (2008), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), Brave (2012), and Frozen (2013).


Quotes

Ringleader: The winner, by total annihilation - Yamaaaa!
Yama: Who's next? Who has the guts to step into the ring, with Little Yama...
Hiro: Can I try? I have a robot. I built it myself.


Goofs

The "District 51" arcade game in Fred's room (based on the arcade game "Area 51") is showing a flashing "Game Over" screen every time it shows up. Almost all actual arcade games only display "Game Over" at the end of a game, shortly followed by "attract mode" when the game is trying to get more people to play it. It would be exceedingly strange for an arcade game to display "Game Over" and nothing else for so long.


Crazy Credits

At the very end of all of the credits, there is a scene between Fred and his superhero dad (a Stan Lee cameo). The Stan Lee credit runs after this special scene.


Alternate Versions

In the UK version BBC Radio 1 presenters and Youtubers Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) were given the roles of Male Technician 1 and 2. This version, however, did not end up in the UK home release.


Soundtracks

Eye of the Tiger
Written by
Jim Peterik (as James Michael Peterik), Frankie Sullivan (as Frank Sullivan)
Performed by Survivor
Courtesy of Volcano Entertainment III, LLC
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Animation | Action | Adventure | Family | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

7 November 2014

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Japan

Filming Locations

San Francisco, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,215,889 9 November 2014

Gross USA:

$222,527,828

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$657,869,686

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