Yesterday night I was in Montparnasse district, Paris 14, to watch Big Hero 6! I enjoyed it so much that I decided to make a review. Here we go!
Big Hero 6 is the first Disney movie using characters from Marvel Comics since the purchase of Marvel by Disney in 2009. It is broadcasted in the theaters since the 11th of February 2015.
What’s the story? The plot takes place in San Fransokyo, hybrid city between San Francisco and Tokyo. Hiro Hamada, 14 years old, is an early smart boy and a genius of robotics. At the beginning, he is trying to earn easy money by participating in bot fights until his big brother Tadashi convinces him to apply to his faculty, after showing him his lab nerds. Hiro’s application is a success but a tragedy happens: he loses his brother and his micro-robots at the same time. Embarked in a criminal conspiracy that threatens San Fransokyo city, Hiro will improve Baymax, a medical assistant humanoid that looks like a marshmallow, and turn his new friends Gogo Tamago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred into high-tech superheroes!
This movie is not like the usual Disney movies. There is no Disney songs but a catchy and modern soundtrack, more adapted to the geeks universe. I love the generic song “Immortals” interpreted by the band Fall out Boys, so energic! The graphic design and the images are gorgeous, I wish San Fransokyo and Baymax could exist in real life!
Big Hero 6 is well paced, funny and full of emotions. Several topics are covered here such as the loss of a loved one, grief, the importance of family and friendship, and the transition to adulthood. The fact that Disney and Marvel managed to create a strong relationship between a human and a robot is the best part of the movie. This time, the male audience is targeted, contrary to the previous princess movies like Frozen (which is still a great movie!).
Honestly, I spent an awesome time, for me Big Hero 6 is a success. Evidence: it has just received the Academy Award for Best Animated Featured Film, congratulations! Go for it, it’s worth it!
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