I haven’t gone to see two movies in a weekend in a really long time, and even as I settled into my seat to watch Big Hero Six on Sunday afternoon, I wasn’t sure if MAYBE after 3 hours of Interstellar this wasn’t a great idea.
I cannot stress this enough, people!
GO TO SEE BIG HERO 6. Go as soon as possible. This is a wonderful, wonderful movie.
Disney been on a roll since John Lasseter took over the animation studio, The Princess and The Frog wasn’t a hit, but is a competently made and fun twist on a classic fairy tale. Tangled reminded a lot of people what we saw in those princess movies to begin with. Wreck It Ralph was a return to the kind of classic comedy cartoon that Disney’s always done well. And Frozen, I mean, it’s Frozen.
Big Hero Six keeps the streak going. This is a beautifully animated movie, full of fun energetic and colorful characters. It’s based (very loosely, according to all) on an obscure Marvel property that no one has ever heard of. It features a team of scientists and their stoner comic book nerd mascot and their cuddly robot nurse pal.
Hiro and Tadashi Hamada are two genius brothers, Hiro’s smarter, but Tadashi is harder working. While Hiro, who graduated high school at the young age of 14, spends his time building unbeatable robots for back alley battles, Tadashi has been working hard in college building Bay Max, a healthcare companion who can diagnose and cure just about any physical ailment.
One night after they get arrested when Hiro hustled the wrong guy, Tadashi brings him to his lab, where he meets Gogo, Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Fred, and sees what they’re working on. He also meets Robert Calaghan, a noted robotics expert and decides, maybe college life is for him. He invents some amazing “microbots” as his application, but the night of his big presentation there’s a fire that apparently kills both Tadashi and Calaghan.
Hiro withdraws until Bay Max decides to help him deal with his grief and enlists the rest of the gang to help. They have some encounters with a guy in a Kubuki mask who is using Hiro’s microbots.
The voice performances are stellar, with special shout outs to Scott Adsit’s Bay Max and TJ Miller’s Fred who just nail everything about their characters. Miller’s isn’t much of a stretch for him, since Fred is basically a G rated TJ Miller, but it’s an entertaining performance none the less.
I am also, for the record, already hard at work on a Honey Lemon cosplay. It’s going to be a good one.
The pre movie cartoon about a dog who becomes addicted to human food and then helps his owner find the love of his life was absolutely perfect. I love that these shorts come before all of the Disney animateds now, not just the Pixars.
- Guardians of The Galaxy
- Big Hero 6
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- The 100 Foot Journey
- The Judge
- How To Train Your Dragon 2
- The Boxtrolls
- Jersey Boys
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
I was hoping for Into The Woods here, but alas no.
Little Boy looks exceptionally awful, but I bet youth ministers are going to LOVE this movie. It looks like fabulous lock in fare.
Annie. All roads lead to Annie this winter.
Penguins of Madagascar. There isn’t enough NO in the world.