Big is Not Always Better
When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo which catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred for help. Determined to uncover the mystery as to what is going on and save the day, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6.
I have to be honest and tell you that far too often I find the recent crop of animated movies over hyped, for every one new animation which really deserves high praise there is often five or six which leave me wondering whether I was watching the same movies others had watched. This is the case with "Big Hero 6" as this 2014 movie is highly regarded going by its rating on a prominent movie website yet for me it never lived up to those lofty expectations I have for a movie which is rated this highly.
Now "Big Hero 6" is not a bad movie, we have this cute story which has a parable like aspect when it comes to teaching the audience some valuable lessons when it comes to revenge and doing the right thing. We also have a collection of amusing characters including an inflatable robot who looks like a smoothed out Michelin Man and like all robots can only follow the orders he is programmed to follow, so no hurting humans. And there is no denying that the animation work is slick and makes the humour come to life in a pleasant way. But for me the best animations bring the characters to life in such away that I feel involved with them, as if I know them and sadly I don't get that here, just a technically well made movie.
What this all boils down to is that "Big Hero 6" is a good movie, a well made animation which is slickly put together so that it is never dull. But for me it lacks that extra layer which really draws me in to the characters and make me care for them which is definitely what the movie wants.