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Movie Review: Big Hero 6 (2014)

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Big Hero 6

Source: Wikipedia

Plot Summary (Taken from Wikipedia): The story of a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada, who forms a superhero team to combat a masked villain responsible for the death of Hiro’s older brother.

My Review: One of the best things about the film is the characters that form Big Hero 6: Hiro Hamada, Baymax, Fred, Gogo Tomago, Wasabi, and Honey Lemon. The entire team is a racially diverse group of science nerds, but each of them have their own quirks and develop cool powers. For instance, Fred is a comic enthusiast  and Wasabi is overly cautious yet level-headed.

Of the entire group, the characters that stand out the most are Baymax and the film’s main character Hiro Hamada. Baymax is a giant marshmallow robot that serves only as a healthcare companion at first. As the film progresses, he gets an awesome heroic upgrade and also helps Hiro deal with his grief. Meanwhile, Hiro is a relatable character for anyone who has lost a loved one or is trying to find their true potential.

Besides the characters, the plot is very good. It took your standard superhero film and gave it more heart and humor. Poignant themes include grief, creativity, and revenge. Furthermore, there is lots of action-adventure that kids and adults will enjoy.

In addition to the characters and plot, the setting was great. The fusion of Japan and San Francisco in the city is amazing. Furthermore, Japanese anime and pop culture fans will be pleased to see references to things such as such as the Power Rangers, kaiju, and mecha.

A final aspect of the film that was enjoyable was the animation. It made the super powers look amazing and the setting really eye-catching. The best work was during the climax of the movie in a very vivid scene that is reminiscent of the imagery found in Hayao Miyazaki fantasy films.

Overall, this was a fantastic film. I recommend this to Japanese anime fans and kids and adults alike.

 

 

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Written by Serena Zola

November 19, 2014 at 10:37 PM

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  1. Hey,
    I loved the wat in which you have told about the movie! Its really good! I couldn’t help but share it on my website as a part of our weekend reads! I hope you don’t mind!
    You can find it here!
    http://peppersncloves.com/latest/weekend-cloves-north-sikkim-assassination-cyber-war-big-hero-6/

    Falcon

    November 22, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    • Hey thanks for commenting on my post! I’m glad you liked my review and I am happy to see it featured on your blog.

      yawriterinthemaking

      November 22, 2014 at 8:42 PM


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