One of the perks of having Starz this year is they constantly play Disney and Pixar films. I came home to find Big Hero 6 playing and decided to watch it again. I’ve seen it a few times, but I wasn’t sure if it would still be enjoyable now. Fortunately, it is still one of my favorite animated films from the past few years. I give Big Hero 6 the Must See rating.
Hiro (Ryan Potter) is a genius teenager with no real ambition. He’s content to just skate by until his brother, Tadashi (Daniel Henney), motivates him to get into school. After a tragedy, Hiro and Tadashi’s robot, Baymax (Scott Adsit) group up with friends to form a band of high-tech heroes looking for justice.
I still occasionally fist bump people and say, “Ba-la-lala-la.” It’s an easy way to spot a fan of Big Hero 6. If they laugh then they’ve seen it. If they stare at you like you’re crazy they haven’t. At the very least, they aren’t a big fan of it. Baymax is a lovable character and probably the one I wish was real more than any other animated hero. He’d make you feel better if you’re sick. He’s compassionate. Why wouldn’t anyone want their very own Baymax?
The heroic characters in the film are pretty cool. Wasabi (Damon Wayans, Jr.), Go Go (Jamie Chung), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), and Fred (T.J. Miller) round out the team of six. Their names, which exist before they get their high tech gear, are interesting. Maya Rudolph, Alan Tudyk, and James Cromwell lend their voices to the film in major ways. The story in the film is good and a lesson is definitely taught.
Baymax with a low battery is hilarious
One of the most memorable and funny sequences in the film comes from Baymax’s low battery. His lack of power apparently causes him to act inebriated. This leads to one of the funniest lines of “Hairy Baby!” Pretty much from the time he has to patch himself with scotch tape at the police department until he gets to the battery charger is hilarious. It’s definitely one of the moments I remember most when I think about the film.
Big Hero 6 holds up after several viewings. I care immensely about the characters and their well being. The parts where I should feel sad really resonate with me. The moments of inspiration leave me with hope. Plus, the parts where I should laugh succeed in breaking out a chuckle. It’s a fun movie that is suitable for all ages, and I highly recommend it.