Though I have apprehension about all nowadays blockbuster and family fare being: a) Marvel, and b) "3D" animation, but this was refreshing. Great style and aesthetic - highly colourful with good sense of humour and an overall playful atmosphere. Harmless and non-essential, but a lot of fun.
**1/2. The half star for the rescue scene which is an homage to Richard Fleischer's Fantastic Voyage (1966) and a documentary about the fertilization of an ovum by a marshmallow disguised as Iron Man. The rest of the movie is childish and sadly mercantile. Already forgotten.
Nerds becoming superheroes cliché, whatever. For a long time that a Marvel-inspired movie wasn't just about fighting the bad guy, I am completely satisfied with my care. And welcome Baymax, you're in my heart robot shelf, right next to WALL·E.
Flawed but engaging Disney tale that tells a tale of scientific discovery and creation with the warning of application both good and bad. Where the film runs into trouble is with its 'revenge' sequence that doesn't really play to the small fry the film is marketed to. Voice casting is fair and their is amusement throughout but it doesn't measure up to other recent offers.
BIG HERO 6 really takes flight once it gets into INCREDIBLES mode and the ragtag group of superheroes begin to use those "upgrades". If memories of THE IRON GIANT come rushing to you, it will be as expected; but this film lacks the originality and sense of wonder of that classic. It does try.
Where WRECK-IT RALPH succeeded in paying tribute to video games through the ages while still appealling to today's kids, BIG HERO 6 attempts to do the same with the English dubbed Saturday morning toons from my childhood, but comes up a little short. The city of San Fransokyo is still a sight to behold.