We caught Big Hero 6 on Saturday and absolutely loved it. Even before the movie was over, I wanted to watch it again! The kids enjoyed the show too and they simply adore the cuddly and squishy Baymax.
Set in San Fransokyo (a mash-up of Tokyo and San Francisoco), Big Hero 6 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 Tomago, 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.
San Fransokyo is a perfect setting for Big Hero 6: fast paced and energetic with traditional elements to show that there is still some heart in the midst of technology. I love how there’s so much humour in the movie but many touching moments as well where I had to wipe away a tear or two. The main character, Hiro Hamada, is imperfect and hence very human and easy to relate to. I was also heartened by the fact that the female characters are smart and independent women who fight alongside the men! Big Hero 6 brings the action while focusing on family, friendship and teamwork without being trite.
Grab your friends, give them a big Baymax hug, and catch Big Hero 6 today!