Sound Off: Marvel & Disney Animation's 'Big Hero 6' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
November 7, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Meet Baymax. Now in theaters is Disney Animation's latest feature Big Hero 6, based on a Marvel Comics series, about a robot named Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. The voice cast includes Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez and Alan Tudyk. How is this one? Disney Animations best movie yet, can it top Frozen? Or is it a let down? Is it as fun as it looks? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your own thoughts on Disney's Big Hero 6.
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Note: I have now seen it! So here are my thoughts: I enjoyed Big Hero 6, but I felt like it lacked a bit of energy throughout. The setup with Hiro and his story is the best part, a very touching way to start things off. I absolutely adore Baymax, he's the best, but I felt like his gag started to get a bit tired by the end, especially when it was so much fun the first time I almost started wondering: when is he going to figure this thing out? Aside from Hiro, the supporting characters weren't utilized very well and often felt like the cheesiest use-them-because-we-can parts of the movie. The villain unfortunately was underdeveloped and overall it was entertaining but not perfect, solid work from Disney but not a homerun by any means.
From Morgan Stradling's Rotoscopers review: "The great thing about Big Hero 6 is that these superheroes use their brains for their superpowers. No radioactive spiders, no kryptonite here. These characters use science to make them powerful and dangerous. Each member of the gang specializes in a different scientific area and, combined, they form a lethal team that will stop any bad guy in his or her tracks… I never realized how much I needed Disney to do a superhero film until I saw this movie. Big Hero 6 is action-packed, incredibly funny and filled with heart. It’s not perfect, but this film further solidifies that Disney is just as good at making contemporary films as it is with Broadway-esque fairy tales. Go see Big Hero 6, you’re going to have a great time. I know I’ll be seeing it again real soon."
What did you think of Disney Animation's Big Hero 6? Animation sensation, or dull cartoon?
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