About two weeks ago, we were invited to a pre-screening for Big Hero 6 in preparation for the round table interview with Genesis Rodriguez we were invited to. All four of us thought the movie was awesome, and the boys begged and pleaded that we go see it again during opening weekend.
Today was that day: Big Hero 6 opened nationwide in theaters this past Friday, November 7th, and our own little team of 6 (my two boys, my three nephews and my niece), along with my two sisters and I, went to a screening this afternoon.
Not sure what the movie is about? Here are the details:
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “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 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. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”).
Overall, everyone loved it! Baymax is so squeezably lovable, who wouldn’t fall in love with him? The city of San Fransokyo is super cool, it’s a cross between Tokyo and San Francisco, with a little bit of Manhattan and Times Square thrown in. And the really great thing about Big Hero 6 is that it isn’t about your typical superheroes. The movie centers on Hiro being a child prodigy, a high school graduate at 14. Hiro, his brother Tadashi, and their friends Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred are all students at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, excelling in robotics, engineering and technology.
Additionally, the girls are just as smart and brave as the boys. Go Go and Honey are just as eager to put on their superhero gear and chase down the bad guy as the boys are. Big Hero 6 proves that smart kids, and smart girls in particular, are cool. Intelligence is a superpower, and as a fellow “nerd”, I love this message!
Here’s what my boys had to say:
Brandon – I loved it, it was awesome! It’s the best movie Disney has ever made so far, even better than Frozen! There are a lot of comedic moments, mostly from Baymax.
Matthew – My favorite part is the fist-bump handshake between Hiro and Baymax, and how silly Baymax is when he has a low battery.
Other things you need to know:
- Big Hero 6 is rated PG, mainly due to some cartoon violence and a villain who’s a little scary.
- Don’t miss the new Disney short Feast, showing in front of Big Hero 6.
- As with all Marvel movies, stick around until after the credits. You don’t want to miss the final scene.