Big Hero 6


Shelby Tindall, Co-managing Editor

“Big Hero 6” is the newest Disney movie based on a Marvel comic of the same name. The movie is about Hiro Hamada, a child robotics prodigy, and his healthcare robot companion, Baymax. When Hiro discovers a masked villain and his microrobots in the city of San Fransokyo, he and Baymax join forces with Hiro’s genius friends GoGo, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred to discover the mystery behind the man in the mask.

In terms of Disney movies, “Big Hero 6” was good. It has all the wholesome cuteness, quirk, and fun of a Disney movie, but if that’s not enough for you, here are six reasons why you should go see Big Hero 6.


Baymax – Baymax makes the movie. Baymax is an inflatable, lovable, huggable robot whose primary purpose is health care. The cluelessness and automated responses leads to some hilarious scenes. Baymax’s puberty talk and “running-waddling” add humor and lightness to otherwise serious scenes. For example, in one scene, Hiro teaches Baymax how to fist bump, along with the finger-wagging explosion at the end. But instead of explosion sounds at the end, Baymax’s robotic voice responds with a comic “Ba da la da la la.”


The Visuals – As with most Disney movies, the animations and visuals are beautiful. The animators created a stunning city of San Fransokyo that combines all the best elements of San Francisco and Tokyo, developing an awe-inspiring new universe. I can just see San Fransokyo becoming an attraction or its own land at Disneyland.


The Characters – One of the best things about the movie is the diverse group of characters that form the Big Hero 6. It was nice to see such a variety of different characters; there were boys and girls and various ethnicities. I thought that was so great because it meant there is at least one hero that everyone can relate to. It was also a nice surprise to see the character development in the movie, especially with the villain, Yokai. Most Disney movies fail to really give much of a backstory to the villain, or explain why the villain is evil. But in Big Hero 6 we get to see the reason behind Yokai’s motives.


The Message – The movie deals with the themes of hurt and loss in a great way. Despite the advanced technology in the fictional city of San Fransokyo, the movie is actually one of the most realistic. It shows a real look at how people deal with loss and how to overcome the hurt. Even though the movie is family-oriented, children should still see that bad things happen in life and there are bad people out there, but it is how we overcome the hurt and how we help others going through difficult times that matter the most. And without revealing any spoilers, Big Hero 6 addresses this in a good way for kids.


The Impact – After watching Big Hero 6, I’m excited for the impact the movie can have on kids. The heroes of the story are all self-proclaimed nerds who are students at the University of San Fransokyo, creating inventions using their skills in engineering, robotics, and chemistry. They use their inventions to become superheros. I think that after seeing this movie, children (and teens) may become more inspired to enter the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field. Who knows, maybe someone will become so inspired by the movie that they will create a world-changing invention.


The Feeling – After the whole movie was over, there is one main reason I would recommend this movie to anyone, and that’s the feeling you get after you watch it. Like any good Disney movie, you’ll be happy, you’ll laugh, you might get sad and maybe even cry, but at the end of the movie, you still get that happy ending. That’s not to say everything is perfect at the end, but you’ll still walk away content. And after watching the movie I felt almost nostalgic. It gave me that same childhood feeling I would get every time I would watch a Disney movie. I felt good; I was happy and content. There’s so many movies now where people die and the endings are just never quite as satisfying, even if it is more realistic. But it was nice to see this wholesome, feel-good movie where in the end, things work out; where everything was okay. And if you want that good feeling too, well, look no further, because Big Hero 6 is the movie for you.