Big Hero 6 – Disneycember

Everyone’s been telling me to see this film. Was it worth it?

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204 comments

  1. never understood why they changed the character’s ethnicity for the movie

    in the comic, everyone, except for Fred, was Japanese

    • They wanted the movie to feel both more western and globalized.

    • Fred was an Ainu. Ainu are the native people of japan so he was still japanese.

      • Ainu are not Japanese just as Indians are not Americans. If you wanna get PC about it, that’s how it is.

        • Love how you both came from opposite directions and still, each of you had to very blatantly misuse a word to make your point.
          I guess when the choice is between being wrong and “tweaking” definitions of words…

      • Ainu isn’t the same as being Japanese. They are native to Japan, but they aren’t “Japanese” sort of like how Native Americans aren’t “English”. The term Japanese refers more to the people than the exact location.

    • Heimdall was white in the comics, so why are they casting a black man for the part? come on, it’s not like the casting or portrayal of the characters affected the story or took away from the movie in any way. Why is this an issue? It’s not historical whitewashing like in 10 Commandments or similar films. It’s harmless.

      Oh, and in the next Bond movie, Idris Elba will likely play James Bond.

      • The difference of casting Elba as James Bond would probably be that in that case it might bring something new, but casting him as Heimdall seemed rather like forced PC. I mean I remember no other black gods and its not as if the Marvel Universe doesn’t have several pantheons.

        • wow solid racist right here

        • “I remember no other black gods”

          You know they’re not actually gods right?

          • It’s just that Norse mythology doesn’t have African or African American people in it … that’s why it seemed odd and bizarre to cast him for that role (and he is a great actor and all .. i can’t wait to see him as Bond) …. it’s like casting a white guy as part of Zulu mythology inspired movie or comic … both equally don’t make sense gods or not .. Marvel’s Thor world IS inspired by Norse mythology so there is no way around this.

            Unlike with James Bond where an African-British bond would totally make sense .. James Bond or agent 007 can be anyone and from any ethnicity … Norse gods/heroes/characters just can’t … they need to be from certain ethnicity or it isn’t Norse mythology anymore.

    • Actually for many people he is still Japanese some even going so far as ridiculing people who thought the character is white despite the name (by that logic I would be french) and of course coming with “not all Asians look alike.” I think its implied in the movie that Hiro is mixed but yeah… in that case he is one of the mixes that turned out European looking, which I guess can be considered positive in that it does not adher to the “non-white is dominant” myth but there is still the problem that he has a full Japanese name, is apparently considered just Asian to many and is a robot genius. Which sounds pretty stereotypical to me.

  2. I’d heard so much about this movie that was good. Guess I’ll have to see it for myself.

  3. I find I’ll see anything with James Cromwell. The man is just amazing

  4. Never read the original comics. Loved the movie though. 🙂

    • Also, the guy who went fangirl for Frozen, the most over rated Disney film to date, thinks this film is just okay.. -_- Da fuq..

      • I’ve never seen Big Hero 6, but Frozen actually was pretty good. Over-hyped? Maybe, but it’s always best to judge films based on what they actually do, not based on what other people say. Maybe there’s something Doug’s just not getting or maybe it’s just another standard superhero film that sort-of caught on, I really don’t know, but either one seems equally likely.

        • Plus it seems that Doug’s biggest issue with the film is that it doesn’t stand apart from other super hero movies.

          Only most kids can’t watch those super hero movies.

          Or I mean… they probably shouldn’t.

          So this could be a great primer for kids.

      • Glad I’m not the only one who thinks Frozen is the most overrated Disney movie ever.

        • Sweet Christ, did you ever leave this site, or did you wait for something else Frozen-related to pop-up?

        • The Cartoon Physicist

          I can’t help but to agree. With the parts of Frozen that were fantastic, they were. But the rest of the parts were just underdone, just rushed, just meh. It was almost like Frozen was only missing a fair share of pieces that could’ve made it completely fantastic, if that makes any sense.

          • That makes a lot of sense, actually. Frankly, I like the little twist it was building up to, but the journey to get there was a mix of frustration and “meh”.

          • The Cartoon Physicist

            Additionally I think Big Hero 6 handled sibling bonds and grief a lot better than Frozen. We get to know Hiro’s brother from the very beginning of the film and we know that Hiro knows him as well as close brothers do. So you do feel empathy for him when his brother dies. Whereas in Frozen, Anna has barely seen Elsa since childhood and do we really expect to believe that Anna would know what to do about a sister she barely knows or would even have the urge to go after her? Oh, and the whole ‘sisterly love saves Anna’ thing wouldn’t exactly work since they haven’t re-grown their sisterly bond yet. Yes, I know, you inexplicably love your family, but it takes time for that sort of love to reemerge when it comes to family members you haven’t seen for that long. Like when it comes to long lost family members.

      • Frozen has plot twists and better songs. What people think would happen doesn’t happened. Plus it was worked on for years and years before finally being released.

      • “the most over rated Disney film to date” would be most of the Disney renaissance

      • what’s wrong with his own opinions then? I mean, I agree with Doug that Big Hero 6 isn’t that daring and new in its storytelling. It’s a very average and standard superhero movie; not good, but not bad either. Frozen took a lot of risks and did something new, and while its flaws are quite noticeable, its successes go way over the top for the film to stand out compared to Big Hero 6.

    • Dont bother reading the comics. They weren’t very good. It was marvel trying to hop on the Manga bandwagon. Maybe new stuff will be made thats good, but the original were not good.

  5. From this review alone I figured out the entire plot… that’s a little sad.

    • Let me guess, the older brother’s the masked villain, he faked his own death, and Beymax dies at the end? That’s the most predictable guess I can make about how this film’s twists go. Did I get it right?

      • Well, you were right about him dying… yeah, that’s about it.

      • Nope, but you should spot the villain pretty quickly.

        • The moment the villain walked on screen I pointed to the movie and said, “You’re the villain.” It was actually disappointing when Disney tried to trick us and say, “No this guy is the villain.”

      • Shame that he isn’t. As a fan of both American Comic and Henshin Heroes (Japanese Superheroes) this movie was almost painful in that aspect. When villain is even more obvious then even clishe twist prediction, than you see that something is wrong here.

        Though that is just family movie, based on abandoned by Marvel comic so it was pretty good as far it can get. But seriously it could be slightly better, when they would at least try do some serious intrigue.

  6. Hey everyone the Abridged team is having chats on their Hellsing Ultimate Abridged Christmas special video on youtube.

  7. Uk person here. Sucks that we don’t get it until the new year but I’m looking forward to seeing it.

  8. It wasn’t bad, just comparatively to every other big animated feature this year is only average, and that worries me a lot. I’m recalling last year where Frozen, though very good (much better then this one), basically robbed the two better films, Miyazaki’s swan song “The Wind Rises” and the french animated “Ernest and Celestine” based more on its popularity then it did its merits. The circumstances were very similar; fans obsessing, critics raving over it, the only difference is that the rest of the field is much more distinctly superior this year as opposed to a much tighter margin last year. Mr. Peabody and Sherman, The Box Trolls, The Book of Life, The Penguins of Madagascar; all were superior for films, and some such as the Lego Movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Song of the Sea cause Disney’s entry to pale dimly in every facet from story to creativity in design and setting. It’s frankly rather painful this year to be seeing this title get so much recognition and stand to get so many accolades it, by comparison, should not deserve.

    • I came up with this joke (and I’m sure that I’m not the first person to come up with it). When me and my family watch the Oscars, and they present “Best Animated Feature” I call that particular award “Reserved for Disney Movie”

      Like a couple years ago, Brave won. It was an okay movie, but there were much better movies nominated.

    • While I do agree that there are some obviously superior animated movies over this, “Mr. Peabody And Sherman” was as generic and dull as possible. Bad? Not at all. Good? Definitely not. It’s jokes were all over the place and too obvious (even for a child. My at the time 6 year old niece was restless for large chunks of it), and they don’t even close out their own paradox (how does the crazy lady get to stay in the past? That would upset the timelines. You know, just the whole basis of the adventure part of the plot). It’s barely decent, much less better than “Big Hero 6”.

      As for “The Boxtrolls”, it is the third worst film of all of 2014, and the worst animated movie in a very, very long time (probably since “Home On The Range”, but I am not 100% sure on that). The world is terribly explained, with what the Boxtrolls are doing doesn’t make sense (why do they need to build things?), the ending is anticlimatic (so they are now indentured servants?), the logic is nonexistent (how does our lead know pure, perfect English? If he were to speak in broken English, a la Tarzan or some such, that’d be cool), the whole drag performance bit makes no sense (why did it have to be that guy in drag? Why have Madame Frou Frou at all? Completely pointless), and once again my 7 year-old niece (her birthday is in the fall) did not enjoy any of it. She liked “Mr. Peabody” alright, but she did not enjoy “The Boxtrolls”, so it’s not just that I am not its target demographic and didn’t enjoy it because of that.

      • Difference of opinions there regarding their quality but also a non-sequitur to the point I was making. My point was there were significantly better films out there infinitely more deserving. I listed those two among the ones I considered “better” but not the best; with the former I found it impressive they didn’t botch the material which would have been very easy to do given the history of that source, the later I felt that even with its story flaws it was still significantly more impressive with its animation, its creativity in its look as well as what they were trying to do, and I found the characters more interesting. Disagree with me if you like, it still stands that no, I don’t despise it as you do (and even think you’re really reaching in calling it the worst in a very, very long time. Heck there were others much, much lazier and worse then Box Trolls by far just this year.), but also I don’t consider it, or Peabody, the most Oscar worthy of the year by a long shot. The three I feel are the most worthy of it were the three I assigned much more elaborate adjectives to; namely HTTYD2, Lego Movie, and Song of the Sea; that last of these being the one I would choose for the win were it up to me. Also, were it a feature film instead of a mini-series, I’d put Over the Garden Wall among that lot as well.

    • Well you have to look at it this way Big hero just came out, Lego movie has been out for almost a year now.

      ( Gosh I forgot the lego movie is not even a year old yet. Such a good film. )

      Regardless of which movie gets the most praise, the important thing is there where good animated films being made period. X)

  9. Well, someone agrees with me. I liked the film just fine, its good for kids. But its nothing special. Baymax is hands down the best part of the movie, but all the super hero stuff is just way less interesting than it should be.

    The villain suffered heavily from “There’s-only-so-many-characters-it-can-be”-itis. And red herring was also painfully obvious. I feel like the movie might have actually benefited from being LONGER. It felt kind of slim at only 108 minutes. Hell, the SHORT played before the movie was better than the actual movie.

    • Totally agree with the “There’s-only-so-many-characters-it-can-be”-itis description. After seeing so many movies in my life I mentally ran the probability chances and guessed the correct identity even WITHOUT adequate reason/motive 20 minutes before they were revealed. Regardless of that I still think the movie was good. “Not great”, but good for the target audience. No wasted admission here.

      • I actually guessed the villain’s identity within three seconds of when the character was introduced. I compared his build to what I saw of the villain in the trailer. I also guessed the “plot twist” with the test pilot for the teleportation tech within seconds of the accident.

    • Action wise, do you think this is better than, or weaker than How to Train Your Dragon 2?

      • to be honest, it’s not fair to this movie to compare it to How to Train Your Dragon 2 in any way. I still thought it was better than Frozen, but yeah, Frozen and BH6 are both really dim in comparison to what Dreamworks has created just recently. I believe those two movies are proof that Disney is “back,” but not quite “up there,” yet.

        • Actually, I think it’s perfectly fair. I enjoyed Frozen. Not so much HTTYD 2. That film had some serious story problems. Personally, if I was going by wit, creativity, fun, action, and morals, I’d go with the Lego Movie as the best animated film this year.

      • How to train your dragon 2 has better action, better imagination and better emotional stakes.

      • Better, in that it was more cohesive. HTTYD2 had an entire last third that was so lazy and rushed that it felt like it was from a completely different film.

  10. Haven’t seen this yet, but just looking footage in the trailers, commercials, and this review: Is it just me, or does the villain kinda look like Amon from Legend of Korra?

  11. I actually really agree with this. Well executed but it brought nothing new to the table. 2014 was possibly the best year for animation ever. In this environment, I can’t call this any better than the 3rd best animated movie of 2014 and will be a bit disappointed if it wins any awards.

  12. Yeah….I have to agree. I remember laughing really hard during the movie and was kept interested the entire time. But..the emotional scenes were just okay, the message was just okay, and the entire movie besides the comedy is…okay. It’s definitely not a bad movie, but doesn’t really stands out as greatness or moving, unless the messages and emotions is the first time seeing it or at the least the first time you realized these emotions or messages.

  13. Haven’t seen it yet, but from the trailers it does look fun at least for what it is, maybe not unbelievable as Doug says but fun nonetheless. Might be a bit odd that people are obsessing over it, but then I didn’t get much of the fawning over Frozen (which I’m not saying is a bad movie, just…a decent animated flick).

  14. I felt it could have been better with a better villain and two hours long instead of 1 1/2 hours. That way it would be like the next Incredibles. But it was still a pretty good movie to watch.

  15. I actually am curious, especially after seeing what Baymax can do. :]

  16. I have not seen the film yet so I can’t really say if I agree or disagree.

    With the villain thing, I just don’t like this trend of “revealing” the villain towards the end that Disney’s been doing in it’s last few films. There hasn’t been a good, fun villain in the past few films.

    I’ll have to check the film out and see for myself if I’ll like it or not.

  17. Eh, Big Hero 6 is kinda mediocre for me. Not overly good, not overly bad. Just okay.

  18. FanGirlAndProudOfIt

    I’m one of those people who fell in love with the movie. I think it’s because they took so much time and care developing Tadashi as a character, not just a cardboard cutout, before he died (he was my favorite character). I thought the characters were charming, and thought the action scenes were fun.

    The emotional scenes had me bawling, maybe because I have an older brother who Tadashi reminds me of, but there’s something to say about a movie whose main theme is grief. Yeah, the message is “revenge gains nothing”, but the theme is grief. And I think that’s important for kids (hell, even some adults) to see. We’ve had plenty of moments where relatives die in Disney, but this one you (or at least I) felt for the rest of the movie. For me, it actually felt like something was missing when he was gone.

    A little sad Doug didn’t like it, but I still have my reasons for loving it as much as I do. 🙂

  19. Well, I’m one of the people who loved it…and although I agree that some things are very predictable (who the villain really is, who’s going to die, etc.), what got me the most were the relationships. Maybe some of these characters have been done before, like the stoner and the hyper-excitable girl, but I liked some of the twists that were made on these characters and how they relate to each other as friends. For example, even if Fred is a “surfer dude” stereotype, he is actually a millionaire’s son who loves comics and superheroes, and thus he is the person who both supplies and helps inspire the superhero team that he and his friends create. (Plus Stan Lee is his dad. That’s just cool.) It’s also nice that although Fred, Gogo, Wasabi, and Honey Lemon are originally Hiro’s brother Tadashi’s friends, they really rally around Hiro after Tadashi’s death, despite their personality differences. They all respect one another for their intelligence and come together to try to get justice for what happened to Tadashi. As well, this is the first time we have had an African American male, a Korean female, and a Hispanic female as important leading roles in an animated Disney film, and all of them are distinctive and likable. The closest we’ve had to such characters before this were oddly both in Atlantis the Lost Empire with Dr. Sweet and Audrey, but they only played a minor role in their story and the film wasn’t all that successful. It also is one of the few times in a Disney film where the main characters are intelligent and that intelligence is celebrated and is the main reason behind their success. As if all of that wasn’t enough, it is really special to have a Disney film center so deeply around loss — we’ve had characters die in films like Bambi and The Lion King, but we didn’t see the broad spectrum of emotions that someone goes through when they’re grieving in those films. Big Hero 6 totally does, and it’s very effective. There’s a great scene in the film where Hiro is watching a video of Tadashi testing Baymax, and there is a moment when Tadashi says (toward Baymax, though he’s looking straight ahead at Hiro and therefore the audience), “I’m not giving up on you.” I heard people choking up all over the theater when that happened, and I’ve read feedback from a lot of people who have gone through loss or just through severe depression that found a lot of solace in that moment. And of course there were a lot of things to laugh at as the film went on too. Were there problems? Sure — I thought the villain was incredibly lackluster, and I hope that after this, Disney might put down the “reveal a good guy as the villain all along” tack for a while — but the stuff that’s good I think should be acknowledged and celebrated. Who knows, maybe with this film having been successful, Marvel will be open to having more high-budget animated films based on their products in the future!

    • FanGirlAndProudOfIt

      My thoughts exactly.

    • “As well, this is the first time we have had an African American male, a Korean female, and a Hispanic female as important leading roles in an animated Disney film, and all of them are distinctive and likable. The closest we’ve had to such characters before this were oddly both in Atlantis the Lost Empire with Dr. Sweet and Audrey, but they only played a minor role in their story and the film wasn’t all that successful.”

      *stands up and applauds*

    • Also, Baymax is freaking adorable. I initially wanted to see Big Hero 6 just for Baymax.

    • There’s also another important kind of representation in Big Hero 6: Hiro’s emotional trauma over losing his brother being treated as the illness that it actually is, instead of something he can just “snap out” of.

  20. wow… i think this is the first time i’ve really disagreed with you

  21. The movie was meh to me as well. I would’ve found it more powerful if they went the route and *spoilers to anyone who reads this*
    made the brother the villain because it would’ve been more tragic for Hiro to accept since he grew up and learned with has now become his worst enemy. That’s never been done in a Disney animated classic before.

  22. In the opening of this, where he’s talking about how okay the movie was, am I the only one reminded of his Cloverfield review?
    “THIS. FILM. WAS. OKAY. Just…okay. Not good, not bad, it’s just…okay. How’s the monster? It’s okay. How’s the acting? It’s okay. How are the special effects? IT’S ALL OKAY! It’s like a giant, flaming, nuclear ball of adequacy!”

    • Also, Disney technically did make a superhero movie before, The Incredibles, but that was Pixar, so I’m not sure if that counts.

      • True, but that’s not a superhero movie in the traditional sense. It’s a comedic deconstruction: superhero has midlife crisis. This is a much more straightforward, conventional take on superhero material: origin story, tragedy, villain who needs to be thwarted, etc, but without any of the irony or comical subversion of your expectations that “The Incredibles” banks on.

        • Good point, though the Incredibles was a movie with superheroes, it wasn’t exactly a “superhero movie” as it didn’t have the common plot elements and everything. Though like Doug about this movie, I did see the twist about the villain coming in that one.

          • Big Hero 6 was actually based on a comic book, so this was more of a traditional superhero movie. And guess which company owned it? Marvel! I’m kind of sad he didn’t like this as much as most people did. I freaking love the visuals in this film! I couldn’t guess the ending at all!

  23. I REALLY liked this movie. I think people over-hyped it for you. Although, I’m a sucker for movies with a robot in it. I also liked the fact that that one girl was nerdy and girly. She cared about fashion but she was also smart. My problem with it is that it was too short. I felt like they solved the mystery of who the villain was too fast. There were only two or three fight scenes and then the movie was over… I wanted more. Even half an hour more! Besides that, like I said, I REALLY liked this movie.

  24. Part of what I loved about this movie was that it really played up the sheer coolness of futuristic science and technology. Tadashi gets his brother out of his delinquent path simply by showing him how awesome his tech-wizardry could be if applied constructively.

    • Yes, but I seem better (anime). Part of problem with BH6 is that it tap to superior sources. Anime may be more cheesy and weird sometimes, but when it show its power then it kick ass. Cool Sci-Fi more neocyberpunk/biopunk-based stories then western space opera, and some plots are sometimes ridiculously complicated (Pandora Harts, Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya or Madoka Magica form those what I can recommend offhand).

      Here it was lover then standard, and fill dull even if most parts were good.

  25. Running With Scissors

    I actually really enjoyed this one, but that may have to do with the fact that I saw it opening day without having seen any reviews or even that much advertising. Which I think can really effect what you think of a movie; for example, I left Tangled feeling pleasantly surprised and satisfied with the movie I had seen, even though I entered reluctantly because of its snarky, Dreamworksy marketing. I went into Frozen hearing that it was Disney’s best since Beauty and the Beast and left somewhat pleased albeit rather underwhelmed. But here I had really no idea what to expect. But what I got I did have fun with. For one, I really liked the relationship between Hiro and Baymax. Like Doug said, it’s cool how Baymax never really breaks character and becomes completely human. He keeps his robot-like personality, but you just fall in love with how naïve and eager to help he is. And he does form a bond with Hiro. I was also really glad to see that Baymax was one half of the emotional core of the story. When I did see advertisements, I thought that Baymax would be more of an Olaf, a still funny but probably given too much screen time for his importance to the plot sidekick. Boy, was that expectation blasted to pieces.
    And I also really disagree with Doug about San Fransokyo. Maybe this is again because of my age and what’s marketed towards me and stuff, but every other book or movie I’ve seen lately has been set in a dull, gray dystopian world. It also probably has to do with the fact that San Fransisco and Tokyo are two of my favorite cities, and the fusion in this movie was incredible. There was so much pulled from Western culture and so much pulled from Eastern culture and I loved every second of it. Sure, the bonding-over-flying thing has been done to death, but looking at that place is well worth a cliche five minutes or so.
    With that said, the film isn’t flawless. Even when I first left it I did see some pacing issues, and it was pretty predictable. I think if they set more time aside to let the other characters develop beyond their archetypes it would have been a little more enjoyable. But, with that said, I still had fun with the characters I did get. They weren’t superb, but I still enjoyed watching them. I especially liked how they didn’t make a big deal about how they were using science in a cool way. That’s how you do it: don’t explain how science can be badass, just have it BE badass! And it was! When I got home, all I wanted to do was build something! (Nothing really came of that. Not all of us have super advanced 3D printers or Callaghan’s Rules of Robotics.) It’s the same idea with the whole “girls can be heroes too” moral. Just have girls fighting! Stop with the whole “you get a gold star” for everything and just make them a part of the action! It was also fun to see a young superhero team. (Expecting some Teen Titans fan crossover sometime soon? Yeah, me too.) Actually, that’s how I’d describe this movie. A fun, colorful flick with a strong emotional core and awesome ideas, even if they don’t always get fully realized. So yeah, there are moments when you can see the puppeteers moving the puppets around, and it could have made itself longer so it could put more focus on areas that…well, needed more focus. But Hiro and Baymax are strong, the visuals and settings are awesome, and there’s just a little too much fun humor and action, and not to mention creativity, for me to stay away. Part of loving a film is accepting it’s flaws but being able to still appreciate what you find good about it. And I don’t really care if something is tired as long as it feels fresh or at least has enough freshness to distract from it. This film is worth checking out, and a lot of fun while checking out. And I won’t stop having fun with it any time soon.

    That and I really want Honey Lemon’s chemical bag.
    And Gogo’s blade-y things. Those too.

    • Running With Scissors

      …*its

    • I know! I was massively underwhelmed by Lion King when I finally saw it a full 20 years after its release! (I wasn’t born at the time, and I don’t think we had it in the house). However, when I watched this, I hadn’t read reviews or talked to other people about it. I was very impressed. I liked the designs, and I liked these characters. Awesome movie.

  26. I was beginning to think I was the only one who thought this one was just… well, mediocre. And it definitely wasn’t from overhype, since I saw it before everyone began to go crazy over it. The only thing I feel this film did very well was Hiro’s depression after his brother’s death- it felt like something interesting, at least- but everything else was so cut-and-paste I couldn’t find a way to enjoy it.

  27. I think Doug needs to stop listening to everyone else’s hype and just see a movie without an expectations. Because several times in this whole Disneycember series, even with the previous ones, Doug has literally been let down a LOT by films he didn’t find to be excellent.

    That said, yeah.. the only reason this movie was SO subpar in terms of a superhero story was mainly because DISNEY had never done anything like it yet. But what they did with it, they just rehashed the same old tropes. And it’s very much behind what MARVEL is doing now!

  28. … you think this movie is too predictable and have been done so many times before… yet, you think Frozen is one of the best Disney movies ever, even though that one is painfully predictable and everything in it has been done to death before?
    You know, at this point, you’re so much of a hypocrite that I am overly convinced you never had any proper intelligence to begin with. -_-

    • And I’m convinced that you’re a stuck up anus. It’s his own opinion, why are you always such a bitter jerk in the comments section of his Disneycember videos?

      • I found out he has a YouTube channel. What he does is a bunch of poorly made skits of him in a beard.

      • Honestly, it just seems like he’s made it his civic duty to turn everyone against Frozen. He reminds me of someone named Fennecus who used to frequent That Fellow in the Coat’s site, jumping at every opportunity to tell people to stop liking The Lion King while using its inaccurate portrayal of hyenas as his only reason for hating it. The only difference that does make Fennecus worse is that he has a biased hatred towards Disney in general, especially Wreck-It-Ralph. He’s never seen it, but he always goes around calling it the worst of 2012 just because he’s afraid that Disney’s going to buy the rights to every gaming company that allowed their characters to be featured in it. (He also thinks Gravity Falls is the worst show ever just because Disney made it)

    • Funny, I would say the same about you.

    • Is it just your lot in life to be a dickwad on this site?

  29. (Spoilers Follow)

    I actually didn’t “predict” the plot too well. I thought Tadeshi would end up being the villain. That said…it either had to be him or the Professor, so it ended up being “choice number 2”. I honestly didn’t see the fact Abigail was still alive coming…although, yes, the moment Hiro got off of Baymax to ride the capsule and Baymax started pushing it himself, I said: “Gee, I hope the fact that Hiro is now with the person-to-rescue they’re trying to save and Baymax is distinct from him doesn’t lead to anything bad happening to Baymax…(Eye Roll)” And I knew, in true Disney fashion, Baymax wouldn’t “stay dead”…although how they ended up resurrecting him was loaded with plot holes.

    But all that said…this movie had one thing that “stood out” from other superhero films to me, even ones as good as “The Dark Knight”. While a large part of the superheroing focused on stopping the masked villain, ultimately the big “hero moment” toward the end was something that, really, with the exception of Superman, very few superhero films focus on: saving someone’s life. Batman, Green Lantern, the Avengers…Zack Synder’s take on Superman (Second Eye Roll)…let’s be honest, they save a lot of lives in their line of work but ultimately their “main job” is “pound the bad guy”. In a way, they’re nothing more than Dragonball Z characters who focus on pounding super-powered villains. And if they happen to save lives as a “side effect”…fantastic, but the main point to their existence is thrashing villains. Toward the end, for a moment, it felt like Hiro realized the real “purpose” to Big Hero 6 should have been saving people.

    Finally…Doug, do you ‘seriously’ think Disney is going to make an animated film akin to “The Dark Knight” or even “Batman”? O_o Guys like Frollo may be “pretty heavy”, but they’re still pussycats compared to guys like Ledger’s Joker.

    That said…I disagree with you a bit on this review, but I don’t ‘totally’ disagree with you. I don’t think this is going to be a new classic anytime soon, that’s for sure. It lacks the magic of “Frozen” or “Tangled” and the fun of “Wreck-It Ralph”. But I think it was a bit better than “ok”. I’d watch it over other superhero films. Not over ALL superhero films, but some.

  30. I only watched Big Hero 6 because it was originally created by the same people who created Ben 10.

    • Really? Huh. Interesting.

      Doug feels the same way about this movie as I do about Ben Ten.

      Useful information. Thank you.

      • That awful Avenger’s The Cartoon which I’ve only ever seen 1 good episode of so far is also by the maker od Ben 10 coincedently.

        It’s like Ben 10 is the only thing Man Of Action actually put effort into and cared about as it’s the best thing to come from him although that is saying something because that isn’t 100% the best show ever but at least it had effort which was not put in at all in his Disney stuff so far including this according to Doug so far but I’m likely to think the same as I think this way towards his Avengers which isn’t a patch on the Live version.

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