Big Hero 6 is currently playing in theaters
Big Hero 6 (2014) – Rated PG
“The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.”
As with Mockingjay, this review is short, to the point, yet somewhat pointless. You know if you want to see this movie. You also know if you are going to see it (i.e. do you have children). Big Hero 6 is very funny and enjoyable and makes for a nice holiday romp with the kids.
Big Hero 6 is not as good as the previews suggest however. This is an ensemble piece. The protagonist is Hiro and the main secondary character is Baymax. All of the advertising revolves around Baymax because he is not only the most marketable part of the movie but is easily the best character. The problem is that any time, Baymax is not onscreen, you are waiting for him to appear.
If the film had been all about Baymax and if they had maintained the quality throughout then this would have been a classic. As it is, it is still quite enjoyable but there are a few laggy stretches.
Our local theater, Epic, had a children’s meal (small soda, popcorn, and Skittles) based on the movie. You had your choice of three figures for the top of the plastic cup so naturally I…I mean Dorothy chose Baymax.