Big Hero 6
PG 108 minutes
Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller, Damon Wayans, Daniel Henney
Hiro’s (Ryan Potter) big brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney) is the closest thing he has to a father. And Tadashi understands his little brothers creative science mind because he’s got one too, so he does all he can to nurture it.
Sidnote: Oh. And the whole story takes place in this super cool city of San Fransokyo (yes, that’s a combo of Tokyo and San Fran) where tech-heads thrive.
Tragedy strikes (warning parents. There is death in this story. (Remember Bambi’s mom? Remember Simba’s dad?) And Hiro finds very little to live for until he spends a little time with his big brothers biggest project – Baymax (Scott Adsit.) Hiro develops a personal connection with this plus-sized inflatable robot.
With love, friendship and a very bright mind, HIro transforms his brother’s friends into a high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”
Walt Disney animation has created another great one! The writers and directors on this team developed “Frozen,” “Wreck-it-Ralph,” “Monters, Inc,” “Cars, The Princess and the Frog,” and “March of the Penguins” just to name a few. It’s definitely comedy (very little about bodily functions.) It’s highly adventuresome with clever technology (SO much more than simple chase scenes.) It’s full of heart. You WILL fall in love with Baymax. And you WILL want to see this moving again!
We live in a time when being a nerd is not only cool…it’s revered. The geeks, I believe, are the ones who are going to save the rest of us. This very smart, LOL film pulls at our heart strings too. Science and emotion do in fact, belong together in “Big Hero 6.”
You know Scott Adsit (voice of Baymax) from SNL. He’s been nominated a couple of times for voice acting, several times for comedic acting and won once for ensemble in a comedy series – 30 Rock. Scott absolutely MAKES this film. Not to downplay the others at all – they and the amazing writers, producers and animators found just the right equation for another successful animated film.
Arrruga! – 0
Fidget Factor – 0 (1 hour, 48 minutes though it doesn’t feel like it.)
Age Range – 5 and up
Overall Grade – A