Big Hero 6

Big Hero Six

Robert:

We saw Big Hero 6 on opening weekend. It was good.

Sadly, the most interesting and most fleshed out character (Hiro’s brother) dies early in the film (or does he?). The villain has the coolest costume.

It has a couple of plot twists that should shock most kids under 10 and be mind-numbingly obvious to anyone over 12 who has seen a film in the last 30 years. In this case, it doesn’t take away from enjoying the film. It’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey.

I would have liked to have had Godzilla appear but there will likely be a sequel so there is hope.

There is lots of cool science in it. Tons of near future tech too. One review I read said the reviewer’s daughter said she wanted to go to college to study science after watching it.

The main lead is mopey and angst-ridden for much of the film. He’s likable but very much like a younger brother. The rest of the team while not completely flat are 2 dimensional overall.

The Stan Lee cameo is funny. There is one post credit scene. It doesn’t really set anything up but it’s funny. Think the shawarma scene after the credits in The Avengers.

Overall, I’m looking forward to the DVD when I can watch it again.

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