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  • Beau S.
    Feb 10th, 2013

    Saw this film last week. It was an absolute joyride and a lot of fun. Excellent action sequences and excellent screenplay. It will be a massive battle between this and The Lego Movie for Animated Feature (I would choose The Lego Movie by a hair). The film is surprisingly emotional and I found myself getting choked up a few times throughout. I suspect it will be a massive commercial hit (not as big as Frozen, but it will be huge) and Baymax will probably spawn endless gifs.

    I predict nominations for Animated Feature, Score and Sound Editing. Adapted screenplay is possible but a longshot.

    Grade: A

    May 20th, 2011

    The Boxtrolls was pretty disapointing (just my opinion) but as of now I think Big Hero 6 looks like the best animated movie this year. Plus the animation looks gorgeous.

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    Nov 16th, 2012

    Everytime I see a commercial for this I keep thinking “I want a Baymax damn it”.

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    Ryan Lapierre
    Dec 15th, 2013

    I really liked this film. It reminded me of Wreck It Ralph. And that’s a good thing because I really liked Wreck It Ralph. It could be the film to beat for Animated film.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
    Nov 19th, 2011

    If it gets a phenomenally high box office and because popular for no good reason, like that other Disney film released last year, then I will be really pissed off with Disney.

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    Nick Spake
    Jul 5th, 2012

    My Review

    When Disney acquired
    the rights to Marvel, nobody knew what to make of the union. With one best
    known for wholesome family entertainment and the other geared more towards intense
    action intended for older audiences, would they really blend well together?
    “Big Hero 6” is clear-cut evidence these two innovative companies are a match
    made in heaven.

    As impressive as
    Marvel’s recent live-action films have been, there are some stories that work
    so much better in the boundless realm of animation. “Big Hero 6” is such a
    product. Disney takes Marvel’s seemingly unfilmable source material and makes
    it jump out of the screen with carnival colors, charming characters, and all
    the fun of TVs most stimulating Saturday morning cartoons. The result is a
    winning combination that will thrill Disney lovers and Marvel lovers alike.

    The film takes place
    in a fictional city that looks a lot like San Francisco meets Tokyo called San
    Fransokyo. Ryan Potter provides the voice of Hiro Hamada, who utilizes his engineering
    gifts to win illegal BattleBot fights on the streets. Through the influence of
    his older brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney), Hiro is eventually motivated to put
    his talents to better use. The fourteen-year-old robotics wiz invents a device
    to take control of tiny microbots that can make anything. When his technology
    falls into the wrong hands, however, Hiro must step up as, well, a hero.

    Hiro isn’t alone on
    his mission. He’s aided by his brother’s robot Baymax, voiced by a soothing
    Scott Adsit of “30 Rock.” This artificial healthcare companion is simplistic in
    appearance with a flabby, inflatable body painted white, a habitually calm
    voice, and expressionless dots for eyes. Yet, Baymax manages to be one of the
    funniest and most lovable animated characters in a long time, serving up an
    equal amount of hilarious physical and written gags. Think WALL-E, Totoro, and
    the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man rolled into one.

    The “6” in question
    is made up of four other tech geniuses that join Hiro and Baymax. They include
    an adrenaline junkie Asian named GoGo (Jamie Chung), an overly cautious
    worrywart named Wasabi (Damon Wayans, Jr.), an energetic mad scientist of sorts
    named Honey Lemon (Génesis Rodríguez), and a slacker sci-fi hipster named Fred
    (T.J. Miller). Miller in particular steals some of the film’s best lines with
    his childish passion for comics and monsters. Occasionally you kind of wish
    these four got a little more screen time, but they aren’t the main focus of the
    movie. This is truly a story about a boy and his robot. On that basis, “Big
    Hero 6” is one of the most heartfelt stories of its kind since “The Iron

    In addition to being
    a grand fusion of Disney and Marvel, “Big Hero 6” is also an endearing mix of
    western animation and eastern animation. It makes sense that Disney would make
    a film with such a heavy Asian influence since anime is as popular as ever in
    the US and Disney animation is huge in Japan. Last year’s “Frozen” notably became
    the third highest-grossing film in the country’s box office history, behind only
    “Spirited Away” and “Titanic.” After some failed attempts to mimic Miyazaki
    with “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” and “Treasure Planet,” Disney finally gets it
    just right through a diverse balance of anime action set pieces, comic book
    lore, and their own trademark magic.

    Diversity is the
    keyword here with Directors Don Hall of “Winnie the Pooh” and Chris Williams of
    “Bolt” taking a number of different elements to create a varied world, style,
    and story. While we’re on the subject, hasn’t this been a diverse year for animation?
    There have been so many strong films and all of them unique in their own ways.
    Unlike most years where there’s a universal standout, selecting 2014’s Best
    Animated Feature should prove quite the challenge with “The Lego Movie,” “How
    to Train Your Dragon 2,” “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,” and now this in
    contention. As of now, though, “Big Hero 6” feels like a hard act to top. 


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