Hiro is a 14-year-old robotics tech wonderkid struggling to come to terms with the loss of his parents. He and his older brother Tadashi now live with their Aunt and her cat in a small apartment over her coffee shop. Hiro finds comfort in the illegal underground world of robot fighting and after one particularly bad encounter, Tadashi tries to encourage his brother back onto the straight and narrow by taking him to his workplace.
Tadashi works for a company that creates new robots in many different scientific fields. He is currently testing Baymax, a gentle robot programmed to tend to humans who are hurt or injured. It is also here that Hiro meets Fred, Go Go, Wasabi and Honey Lemon.
Hiro is inspired to create something wonderful and he does ….
As always with a Disney animated feature, there is a lot more than a simple story for the kidlets. Of course, the surface appeal is obvious and endearing. A lost boy and a big, white, squishy robot who is so gentle and kind that you cannot help but smile each time he is on-screen.
But for all his squishiness, Baymax is still just a robot and his inability to understand anything other than the most obvious and literal of concepts makes for some funny jokes and scenes. The low charge battery scene from the trailer for example, is hilarious in its entireity.
Then there are the new friends who are all very different but they understand Hiro and make him feel like he belongs. This is the cornerstone of this movie. Each of these characters are specific and quirky and yet together, they make a team so special and unique that they can conquer the world. In the absence of family, good friends can fill this void.
Big Hero 6 is funny, quirky and endearing. The little ones will love it and they will adore Baymax. His fist bump with Hiro was greeted with a chorus of instant imitations for our littlest movie fans, much to the delight of every adult in the cinema. Here is the balalalalalala clip …..
Truly a movie for everyone, this is an absolute must see this summer. Big and little kids will be delighted and enthralled.
4 out of 5 stars
Love Flick xx
Director : Don Hall, Chris Williams
Starring : Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Daniel Henney, TJ Miller, Damon Wayans Jr, Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph
Running Time : 102 minutes
Release Date : 26 December 2014