In catching up on more movies that I’m told I needed to see, I watched Big Hero 6 earlier this week. The movie is very loosely based on Marvel Comics characters, and was brought into the Disney fold when they purchased Marvel. From what I’ve read of the comic, this movie is a lot lighter in tone, and a lot more fun.
The story centers around 14-year-old Hiro, a robotics genius who is wasting his talent in illegal robot fights. His older brother takes him to the lab he works at, and Hiro quickly becomes obsessed with going to school there. We are also introduced to his brother’s medical robot, the giant marshmallow looking Baymax. Hiro manages to win a science fair and get accepted to the school his brother is working at, only for a fire to break out. His brother tragically dies in the fire, and the rest of the movie is Hiro trying to deal with his loss and then investigate his brother’s death.
Other than the one tragic part of the movie, the rest of the film is really a lot of fun! Hiro shows a lot of character growth, and he is a really relatable character. We get to see him as he deals with his brother’s death and eventually comes to terms with and then grow from this tragedy. Hiro ends up working with his brothers colleagues, and they form a superhero team, discover who was responsible for his brother’s death, and save the day.
I’m not going to get into a lot of detail, because I feel that if you haven’t seen this movie you probably should. It’s a lot of fun, and has a lot of heart. Go watch this movie and just sit back and enjoy!