Directors: Don Hall and Chris Williams
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
Technology prodigy Hiro has to team up with an emergency care robot named Baymax and some robotics college students to take down a masked villain who is trying to conquer San Fransokyo.
After hearing so much about how heartwarming and enjoyable Big Hero 6 is, I decided to check it out of the library and see what all the fuss is about. Though I did think the movie was fun, I also found it supremely predictable and not big on any likable characters besides Baymax.
I can get behind a good superhero story, but Big Hero 6 was rather generic in terms of set-up and plot. I was able to predict not only who the masked villain was, but also literally every other major plot twist and event. I give leeway for some predictability in children’s movies because a lot will be new to the intended audience, but Big Hero 6 is really following a bland superhero script in many ways.
Baymax is my favorite character (and perhaps everyone else’s?), but beyond him I wasn’t particularly invested in anyone. Of course I was rooting for Hiro to develop his talent and accomplish his goals, but the other members of the Big Hero 6 team I can basically take or leave. At best I’m neutral towards them; at worst I find them irritating. I might have been interested in seeing more of the aunt, but I think she could have been annoying in larger doses, as well. Perhaps my second favorite character should be the cat.
Big Hero 6 is mildly entertaining, but the fact is that I have seen many movies that are much better. Perhaps I’m the black sheep on this one, but I won’t be going out of my way to recommend it to others.