Kids & Parenting

Big Hero Six

 

BigHero6

Synopsis:

With all the heart and humour audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero Six 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 Six is directed by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt), and produced by Roy Conli (Tangled).

Trailer:

What we thought:

Spanning 100+ minutes of screen time, the movie has warm-hearted charm working in its favor.

Baymax is a big squishy, marshmallow full of heart, compassion, empathy and cute naivety; who will make you fall in love with him from his first appearance on the screen (can I have one please?). Who would have thought a health care companion could be so cute and loveable? The characters are likable and evoke emotions of empathy, sadness and laughter all mixed in at once at times. The best part of the movie is when poor Baymax’s battery is going flat and behaves like he is drunk.

The characters are likable and evoke emotions of empathy, sadness, and laughter all mixed in at once at times. The best part of the movie is when poor Baymax’s battery is going flat and behaves like he is drunk.

Although, the movie has a lot of laughs, it can be very dark at times and could be a struggle for little kids to grasp the concepts dealt with in the movie; such as death, depression, revenge and overcoming grief. I had a girl of around five years old next to me at the cinema and she was constantly asking her Dad a million questions as to what was happening in the movie as she couldn’t grasp a lot of the storyline.

It can also be a bit scary at times for small children. We agree with the PG rating and advise parents to maybe consider whether your child would be able to deal with the concepts raised in the movie.

Big Hero Six is ideally suited to “gamer” kids with lots of action, robots, superheros, good guys and bad guys. Think Iron Man for kids!

Mr’s ten and twelve loved it and haven’t stopped quoting Baymax since we saw the movie (“fa la la la la” is a favourite).

 

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