Last night my boys and I decided it was time to hit the movies again. This time, we ventured out to the theatre to see the newest Disney release, Big Hero 6. We have been seeing the preview for this film for months, and we’ve been eagerly awaiting its release. From the trailers, it looked like we would be in for an action-packed ride with a healthy dose of emotion. It proved to be quite the roller coaster ride and we were not disappointed!
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This film is inspired by the Marvel comic book of the same name and follows the story of 14 year old genius, Hiro Hamada. Hiro enjoys spending his time fighting robots until his brother, Tadashi, shows him the robotics lab at his university. Hiro immediately decides that he would like to be a part of the program and sets out to design an invention to win admission. He creates impressive microbots that can be controlled telepathically and is awarded a place at the university on the spot. Before they can enjoy working together, a fire break outs at the university killing Hiro’s brother, Tadashi. This is just the beginning of what is an hour and a half emotional roller coaster as we watch Hiro and Tadashi’s friends deal with the loss and at the same time battle the evil forces that were responsible for the fire and ultimately the death of Hiro’s beloved brother. Tadishi leaves behind his legacy, Baymax, an adorable personal health companion and the true heart of the film.
Overall, my boys and I truly enjoyed Big Hero 6. This movie was definitely more emotional than most Disney films where you have an isolated death at the beginning of the story like Frozen or Finding Nemo. The film begins with Tadishi and Hiro having already lost their parents, the entire plot of the film is driven by the passing of Tadishi and the peril in which we find another beloved character is gut-wrenching. But as you find with most Disney movies, all of the emotional upheaval is purposeful and creates a meaningful and touching story. I would definitely recommend this film to families with kids of all ages, but you may need to prepare more sensitive children in advance. I’ve included the trailer below and for more details, reviews, ratings and for help determining if it might be right for your family, please check out this link.
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