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 146
  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.

    Pros:
    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. Jun 10, 2015
    8
    If anything I really am not sure how to feel about this movie. But, I do know I enjoyed it.

    Animation and visuals are just gorgeous. San
    If anything I really am not sure how to feel about this movie. But, I do know I enjoyed it.

    Animation and visuals are just gorgeous. San Fransokyo is just breathtaking and I really wish they could have shown more of it. Near flawless design. Character models are also very good , but rhe pixar-anime kinda hybrid style I felt could have been utilized better. A shame as there was such massive potential for creativity.

    Sound, music and voice acting all top notch. Nice that many of the voice actors weren't huge Hollywood names, kept the characters grounded in BH6 world.

    Plot and writing is perhaps were I thought the movie suffered a little. While there is plenty of development for the leading characters, I did feel that there was far too little development for the supporting characters, who clearly are important enough to warrant it. The story is a bit cliche and has been done many times before, making it very predictable.

    Overall:
    Big Hero 6 is one of the few times where I would say it clearly needed another +30 minutes of screen time, just to add some much needed depth to the rest of the cast. However, despite my gripes, I still really, really enjoyed this movie.
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  5. Jan 12, 2015
    8
    Big Hero 6 might not get its high marks on originality but the gorgeous animation, timely humor and at times heartfelt make for one entertaining film.
  6. Nov 9, 2014
    7
    You'll find yourself lost in this brilliantly constructed animated world. It's not everyday you find an animated flick as honest and touchingYou'll find yourself lost in this brilliantly constructed animated world. It's not everyday you find an animated flick as honest and touching as this one. Baymax is sure to become another highlight character of Disney. Expand
  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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