Big Hero 6 (2014)

Big Hero 6 (2014)

2014 | PG | 102 Minutes

Action | Adventure | Family | Animation | Comedy

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • WHAT I LIKED: At its heart 'Big Hero 6' is effectively the lovely story of a young boy coming to terms with intense grief and loss through the membrane of a plump white nurse-come-ninja robot, and whilst that whole concept may sound a bit odd on paper, as ever with Disney (and indeed Marvel comics), it works a treat. Indeed these two companies have always had the ability to deal with difficult subject-matter through fun and clever storytelling, and here that's showcased to the max with a script that devotes enough time to developing the central duo so you genuinely care about them, and a proper arc for them to go through to tackle the loss the young boy is feeling. That's helped to the screen by some superb animation that consistently brings genuine life to all manner of faces, and when you couple all that with all the humour you'd expect as well as some pretty breathtaking world-building, what you've got is a thoroughly touching and fun family animation.
    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Once the plot really kicks in it becomes more of a vehicle for the central character arc to happen than working as its own meaningful thing. That means the final act feels a little obligatory at times.
    VERDICT: An appealing family animation about grief that develops characters you care about, 'Big Hero 6' showcases Disney's ability to deal with potentially difficult subject in a way that's both accessible, and genuinely touching.