Big Hero 6

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  • Summary: Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When aBig Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. [Walt Disney Animation Studios] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Nov 5, 2014
    90
    Take my word for it, or better yet go find out for yourself: Big Hero 6 is a treat.
  2. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Nov 6, 2014
    88
    With a film this funny, exciting and visually stimulating, who cares if you know exactly what's going to happen next, and when.
  3. Reviewed by: Kevin Harley
    Jan 26, 2015
    80
    After "Frozen," Disney delivers a heart-melter. The sweet, witty main pairing focuses a potentially busy, derivative super-group tale. Stay for the sting: Big Hero 7 is practically a given.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Nov 6, 2014
    75
    Without making a big deal out of it, Big Hero 6 features a shrewdly balanced and engaging group of male and female characters of various ethnic backgrounds. It'd be nice to live in a world where this wasn't worth a mention, but it is. And yet the movie belongs to the big guy.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Nov 6, 2014
    75
    The most endearing character in Disney's animated superhero animated movie is a one-man Affordable Care Act. (Make that a one-robot ACA.)
  6. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Nov 4, 2014
    70
    Big Hero 6 is easier to admire than to love. It veers from chipper to noisy to dark stretches where it grapples with adult-sized grief.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Nov 5, 2014
    50
    Big Hero 6 even has a title that sounds like a product ordered off the takeout menu of the type of restaurant that recombines a few elements in many ways. That could work fine, if any of the ingredients were particularly flavorful.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 133
  1. Nov 8, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie was amazing. I went and saw it on a whim, because I had nothing better to do. Now I pity the alternate-universe me that didn't see it. The movie had me laughing the entire way through, and I'll admit, I cried when Baymax "died". Expand
  2. Feb 25, 2015
    10
    Team up Iron man with dexter (animated not live action), a zealot from starcraft, the flash if he were from tron, and a mix of frozone withTeam up Iron man with dexter (animated not live action), a zealot from starcraft, the flash if he were from tron, and a mix of frozone with poison ivy pitted against a villain that makes Doc Oc look like calamari and you may just come close to how amazing this film was. Geeky references aside, this movie is a gem. I was engaged the entire way through and loved every minute. It personally felt as a scooby-doo meets the justice league, which sounds strange at first until you see it in action. Each character has an actual character outside of being the person with the powers, which I found shocked by since they establish it in a very fluid way in a short amount of time. The main character shows quite the development over the course of the movie, even lashing out at the person who caused him his grief, leading to some very troubling choices. I'm just going to cut myself off before I tempt giving spoilers. Just watch it! Expand
  3. Jan 9, 2015
    10
    Big Hero 6 epitomizes the advancements of the movie industry in the 21st century. In my eyes, it's the best Disney movie to date.

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    Big Hero 6 epitomizes the advancements of the movie industry in the 21st century. In my eyes, it's the best Disney movie to date.

    Pros: Funny, entertaining, engaging, touching
    Cons: Nothing 10/10
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  4. Jan 23, 2015
    8
    A young boy teams up with a cute inflatable robot and a group of friends to form a band of super heroes out to avenge his brothers death.A young boy teams up with a cute inflatable robot and a group of friends to form a band of super heroes out to avenge his brothers death. Clever, funny with great characterisation and an interesting story, this is the Disney cartoon for all young geeks who can't relate to typical Disney heroes. Great fun and shows Disney back on top form Expand
  5. Dec 30, 2014
    8
    With The Action Of Marvel,The Emotions Of Disney and the humors of both,Big Hero 6 is a great animated film from Disney.Fun and stunning,BigWith The Action Of Marvel,The Emotions Of Disney and the humors of both,Big Hero 6 is a great animated film from Disney.Fun and stunning,Big Hero 6 is wonderful.It may have a predictable Plot and a the other characters might have less development but it didn't ruin the movie due to it's great development and chemistry between Baymax and Hiro Big Hero 6 is cute and an emotional film and the best animated movie of the year for me. Expand
  6. May 20, 2015
    8
    'Big Hero 6' is the latest feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios, who recently brought us 'Tangled' (2010), 'Wreck-It Ralph' (2012) and'Big Hero 6' is the latest feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios, who recently brought us 'Tangled' (2010), 'Wreck-It Ralph' (2012) and 'Frozen' (2013). They have been on a winning streak these recent years and are currently in their new "Renaissance era".

    'Big Hero 6', unlike most Disney films which are usually based on fairy-tales, is actually based, or loosely based on a Marvel comic book of the same name. This movie looks like a combination of two Brad Bird classics...'The Iron Giant' (1999) and 'The Incredibles' (2004), so it looks fun. It tells the story of a young, teenage boy named Hiro and his relationship with his older brother named Tadashi. An event occurs somewhere in the lab that Tadashi studies at and Hiro is left with his older brother's most successful creation. A balloon robot named Baymax.

    Hiro is angry about his older brother's death and vows revenge on whoever it was that caused his death in the first place. Hiro plans to assemble a group of nerds (Tadashi's friends) and defeat the villain. The characters include; GoGo Tomago, Wasabi, Fred and Honey Lrmon. These, along with Hiro and Baymax will form the "Big Hero 6".

    When it comes to unknown Marvel properties being adapted into film, I liked this film MUCH better than 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (2014). However, if I was to judge this as a Disney film, here's what I would say.

    'Tangled' is a really fun "Disney Princess" movie, one that even guys like myself can enjoy, and that's thanks to the humor that Flynn Rider injects. 'Wreck-It Ralph' is a typical boys movie about video games, so of course I was going to like that movie, maybe I'm too biased towards it. And 'Frozen' had all that feel of a golden-age classic Disney film with some catchy, sing-along songs, and, like 'Tangled', the humor injected by Kristoff and his reindeer Sven (who reminded me of Han Solo and Chewbacca), that's something guys can enjoy.

    I love Disney movies as they have played a huge part of my childhood and I love Marvel movies just as much as the next guy. 'Big Hero 6' is everything a guy could dream of, but I found the pacing of this movie to be a little slow and the characters, I don't feel, were as strongly written as Baymax was. Maybe this movie is like 'Aladdin' (1992), where the Genie (voiced by the late Robin Williams), kept you watching, but the other characters just keep the plot moving.

    This movie does have emotional moments, and I'm no cynic, they are heartfelt. Children will enjoy this movie more than adults (because we always look for something innovative when it comes to film), and I don't think this movie deserved the Oscar win compared to the other nominees, it's not a bad movie, it's just a good movie that didn't need an Oscar.

    Solid 8/10 from me, not as strong as 'Tangled', 'Wreck-It Ralph' or 'Frozen'...but it's another good Disney movie and I will watch it again in the future, (who knows, maybe I will like it more)...I will DEFINITELY want a Baymax toy though...
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  7. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I went into this film backed by the excitement and hype during its initial release.

    This film makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. At what point does the kindly, elderly inventor of robotics (and creator of the laws of robotics) become a mass murderer, attacking children with robots?!

    The comedy in this film is bordering on non-existent, barely raising an eyebrow or corner of the mouth. I think the screenwriter(s) wrote this in a drunken afternoon brainstorming session.

    If I had a choice, I would have stayed in the robot fighting league, with my unbeatable robot -- raking in the cash, instead of turning a kindly inflatable medical robot into areinforced unstoppable death machine.

    There are more plot loopholes here than swiss cheese, and even leaving all my expectations at the door, I was disappointed so much in every conceivable way, in every aspect of this movie, I find it impossible to understand the ratings this film has received.

    The theme tune was also the stupidest and most tuneless piece of junk I have ever heard. If you listen to the lyrics (not an easy task) they make about as much sense as the storyline. "we could be immortals, immortals. Just not for long, for long". Fall Out Boy, buy a Thesaurus !!!

    Do yourself a favour and avoid this steaming pile of robotic disappointment.
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