Almost caught up on all my backlogged entries! (Yay!) This is an animated movie that I really enjoyed.
For anyone who teared up during the first few minute’s of Disney’s Up (2009), this one will likely produce the same feelings. In fact, I ended up tearing up at a later point in the movie as well; something about the scene just struck home for me. Kind of silly sounding that an animation can do that, I know, but it did for me.
At the same time, I also couldn’t stop laughing. The characters were each all memorable in their own way, and Baymax was just hilarious. Apparently the source material for this is a lot more serious. I wouldn’t know though, since I had no idea there was a Big Hero 6 comic before this movie came out.
I don’t know how true this is, but I heard that they changed who the antagonist was because they wanted to avoid things being too obvious. I think they achieved their goal too, because the first time I watched this I wasn’t expecting the antagonist to be who they were when it was finally revealed. At the same time, it might seem a little abrupt—kind of like how I felt with Hans suddenly being revealed as evil in Frozen (2013)—because I didn’t think there were really any hints to kind of get us going in that direction.
The best part about this movie for me aside from the graphics was the humor. It was just the right amount of cheesy and lame that brought out the genuine laughter. There were so many parts that I found wonderfully memorable that it’s hard to just pick one particular scene as my favorite. I will also say that this movie did have me going on a bit of an emotional roller coaster as well, because sometimes a funny part would be followed by a more somber section.
Supposedly a sequel’s been confirmed, although I haven’t really heard or seen too much about it. If you’re curious to know more, here’s an article I found about it, and it may contain spoilers for the upcoming plot. If this turns out to be true, then I’m actually really excited and wouldn’t mind seeing a sequel to this sometime in the future. [LINK]
Final Thoughts: I think this movie is perfect for the permanent collection. I know that if I were in elementary school again, this would be one of those movies that I would probably play to death and annoy the heck out of my parents.