I am one of the laziest film fans around, I won’t go the cinema if it looks too cold outside, I won’t write a review if I can’t be arsed turning on my laptop and it has now got to the stage that I am too lazy to follow the build up to cinema releases. The official party line is “sometimes knowing a film is coming is enough to make me want to see it”. Big Hero 6 being a Disney adaptation of a Marvel comic was all I needed to know.
PLOT: After his brother is killed fourteen year old genius Hiro (Ryan Potter) teams up with his group of friends to find out who is responsible and why. END PLOT
All of the familiar origin story tropes are present in Big Hero 6 but there is enough heart and emotion to make up for a basic plot. The relationship between Hiro and his robot Baymax is sweet and although the humour created from their friendship mostly boils down to fat and drunk jokes it hits the mark and creates quite a few giggles.
The action sequences are decent and it goes without saying that the team of heroes are all in sync with each other by the grand finale. The set pieces are fun to watch but the final battle does feel like the film is just going through the motions.
As with all Disney films the animation is gorgeous and the futuristic setting of San Fransokyo is appropriately colourful and fun. I like to see animation in 3D and it added the usual depth but nothing popped out of the screen which to me always feels like a wasted opportunity.
I left the cinema with a smile on my face but I can’t help but shake the feeling that my new fist bump handshake will have a greater lasting effect than the film. Big Hero 6 gets 6/10. I almost feel sorry for Big Hero 6 as it can’t be easy being the first Disney animation to follow Frozen, especially when it appears that Frozen is still growing in popularity a year after its release. This speaks volumes.