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Big Hero 6 (Theatrical)

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A genius teen inventor loses his invention and brother - together with his brother's nerd-hero friends and the balloon-like robot Baymax, he's out to solve the mystery! Winner of Best Animated Feature Film Oscar.
Directors
Don HallChris Williams
Starring
T.J. MillerJamie ChungMaya Rudolph
Genres
ComedyAnimationKidsAdventureAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Scott AdsitDamon Wayans Jr.Genesis RodriguezDaniel HenneyJames CromwellAlan TudykRyan Potter
Producers
Roy Conli
Studio
WALT DISNEY PICTURES
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

22797 global ratings

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  2. 9% of reviews have 4 stars
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BrandiReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
With the action of marvel and emotion of disney
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Back in 2009, Disney purchased Marvel Comics for four billion dollars. Shocking and surprising the world, many fans of both sides were curious whether Disney would make an animation film based on a group of characters from the comics.
Three years later, Director Don Hall approached John Lasseter on making a film with Marvel Characters and found the Big Hero 6, a comic book series that even the most well known of comics didn't know who they were. In fact they were so obscure that Marvel themselves even forgot that they had the characters.
Marvel gave Disney the liberty to change the characters so that they could be seen as a Disney Animation Film. And the result is simply refreshing.
Big Hero 6 is a beautiful film, showcasing how much animation has become. The east and west coast mash up of San Fransokyo combines to make such a spectacular scenery, that the city may as well be a character to the film.
The cast is also fun to watch. One annoyance films try to do is by shoving the diversity of characters in your face. Big Hero 6 doesn't do that, instead the focus is on the characters themselves and not the diversity, making it enjoyable to watch. One of the biggest highlights is the girls of the cast. I took my 3 nieces with my friends and I, and they loved how they were smart, enjoyable and didn't need to fall for a man. The cast is truly relatable, whether you are precise like Wasabi, positive like Honey Lemon or just a guy who loves media like Fred.
Of course the star of the film is the robot of Baymax. Any scene that he is in steals the show, whether it is his introduction or his care for Hiro and Company.
The Villain by far is one of the best villains in recent Disney history, he doesn't sing, dance or monologue, he simply gets the job done.
The film showcases the action greatly by giving large scopes and music that fits exceptionally well. Emotionally, the film captures the audience by showcasing the bond of brotherhood between Hiro and his older brother Tadashi, as well as his friend Baymax who is like a Surrogate brother to our main hero.
A strong lesson in this film, is that family can be more than blood related, you have friends, who become part of that. That really showed how much I cared for the loved ones around me, especially my older brother who is in the military, creating robots and fixing medical equipment.
If there was one complaint I would give, I would've like to see a little bit more about the rest of the team. Other than that, Big Hero 6 is a heartwarming tale that captures something for the entire family.
Big Hero 6 is another showing that Disney can continue to make great films after the juggernaut that was Frozen. This film showcases that the Disney Revival (Films such as The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Wreck-it-Ralph and Frozen) is not over yet, and I cannot wait to see what the next film has to offer.
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Maker ExperimentReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Animated Movie
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I'm 28 years old and bought this for my birthday because I'm awesome like that and love animated movies. I watched this with my wife and daughters and it was amazing. I could say that I bought it for my daughters but let's face it, animated movies rock and I would have bought it even if I didn't have kids. It's a great story about dealing with loss and I think it would really help people that are feeling sad. I plan to watch it again and again.
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Jean-Etienne LaValleeReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Epic, Classic Story only Pixar Could Pull Off...
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One of my favorite Pixar films... In the top-five with Toy Story 3, Ratatouille, Wall-E, and Monsters, Inc. It nudged out Bug's Life, which is still an amazing piece of film-making, and The Incredibles, still my favorite Super Hero film...

At its heart, Big Hero 6 is a story about how we cope with loss... The setting is one that is as fantastical as it is a realistic depiction of our society's exponential technology growth. And upon that canvas of BladeRunner-meets-TheFifthElement, Pixar tells a story as timeless as MacBeth or Odysseus or Star Wars... The question of whether we allow loss to consume us or to teach us.

What makes this telling brilliant are the hilarious, intelligent and real characters this story weaves together, each bringing a perspective that enhances and delivers on the final story arc. Like Wall-E before it, the heart of this story is an adorable robot, BayMax, whose core "programmed humanity" is to actually care for humanity. Despite this story starting as a gee-whiz future-utopia drama, rapidly up-shifting into an action-thriller pacing, and finally resolving as a tear-jerker mystery-drama, it's BayMax and his unwavering dedication to that core programming that holds this story together.

I also can't say enough good things about the "random buddy" character of Fred... While each of the other "Scooby Gang" characters fits their designated positions like clockwork, it's Fred's surfer-dude-libowski-dude total ownership of the "Shaggy" role that I really loved. His super power is quite literally being the team's cheerleader. That he's also the Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne of the team is just a master-stroke.

Unlike, say... Cars... I'm actually looking forward to what else could be done in this universe and really do hope Pixney has some sequels in the pipeline. The source material is ripe with good ideas.

Great for all ages, in my opinion, but the story does deal with both the loss of parents and the death of a sibling/child as primary story elements. If you our uncomfortable with your children dealing with such existential conflicts, you may want to give it time. But the main moral of the story IS how do we grieve and it is delivered very well.
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Phillip AllenReviewed in the United States on September 16, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
WOW!!! WHAT AN EXTRAORDINARY FILM! WONDERFUL IN EVERY WAY!
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A couple hours ago, I sat through Frozen -- kind of. More like squirmed through Frozen. Most of it I had to fast forward through, it was so god-awful. But this film, Big Hero 6, is spectacular. Interesting that both come from John Lasseter. In the case of Frozen, it was an utter failure, beginning to end. In the case of Big Hero 6, it was an unparalleled success. I was tempted to give it 5 stars, but I only ever do that for films that are unquestionably perfect, the films such as Citizen Kane, the Exorcist, and so forth. Since this film has its minor defects (very minor) I can't in all honesty give it 5 stars. But for me, 4 stars is still an exceptionally high grade.

There's one detail about Big Hero 6 that just about floored me: the directors are THE SAME as for Frozen! Yes. The same directors! What? How could this be? Simple. In the case of Frozen, the story was utter garbage. In the case of Big Hero 6, the story was wonderful. In one case, the characters were flat, derivative, uninspired. In the other case, they were fleshed out, as original as can be expected in such movies, and so inspired that you believe every word they say. It just proves the fact that the foundation for any film is 1) story 2) story 3) story. Without a dynamite story, your movie is going nowhere.

In the case of Big Hero 6, the story is great. I didn't figure out who the "villain" was. I thought it was another character. I won't give away the surprise; I'll let you discover it yourself. But I can say that the story is well-crafted enough to keep you guessing until the end.

The characters, especially Baymax, are wonderful. There's something very odd that happens with well-crafted animated films. I've noticed this, especially with Lasseter's films. While you're watching the film, and you know full well that you're just watching lots of one's and zero's forming a moving "painting" before your eyes, you are still pulled in to the story completely; you come to believe the characters are living breathing people and the events happening to them are real and important. And when their lives or even their well-being is threatened, you believe it entirely. That's the sign of an exceptionally well-crafted work of art. Art MUST pull you in to its world, whether it be the "real" world or a fantasy world. It must pull you in and make you believe every second. Big Hero 6 accomplishes this magic from beginning to end. It is truly a wonderful film.

I just rented it tonight. But I'm now saving my pennies so that next month, I can purchase a copy. I think I'll be watching this film many times. Can't say that about most films. Highly recommended.
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DejaNeroReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
The rating is for the product, not the movie
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First off, everything about this movie is awesome. I already owned it but I'm upgrading my favorite movies to 4K (if I can find them). The movie watching experience is great (4K and Dolby Atmos are home theater's dream combo and does not disappoint here). However, I paid for a product, not just the disc inside. The product is damaged. I'm tired of Amazon shipping discs in paper mailers. I don't care if it's their cheapest box with one plastic air bubble inside. The disc would have a better chance of not getting damaged (which "should be" to objective here). Where is the "prime" in shipping now. Most people buying "physical media" is because they want to collect their favorites in pristine quality. It's totally unacceptable that this is becoming a normal thing now where it's more likely to get a damaged disc case than a quality product every consumer should expect to be paying for. Totally unacceptable. Fix this Amazon!
MelissaBReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
I Didn't Give This Movie Enough Credit - It's a Good One, Inspiring Even.
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This movie has been out forever. Seriously, I did not even attempt to try to watch this movie before. Given that I have kids in the right age range, that is surprising. I guess the marketing didn't hit with me.

If you've been on the fence about this one, go ahead and give it a shot. You will be shocked you dismissed it. The marketing didn't do it many favors. The story deals with some difficult themes, but it does them so well - specifically family loss. It doesn't do the Disney routine where the character magically "gets over" the loss of a relative by the next scene. It actually "handles" it. Honestly, I'm pretty impressed. I'm not saying the movie is "heavy". It's really not. It's fair to say that it is a bit more complex. It has loss, heroes, traitors, villains, and surprises everywhere. My kids loved it and honestly, I kind of loved it too - just for myself. The heroes become heroes -but they do so the "hard" way. I honestly think this was the sort of movie that might have even helped or inspired ME as a kid.

If you are staring at the number of reviews, and you see that nearly all are 5 stars, well, it's because it's the real deal. Ignore the fact that it looks like there's a marshmallow man on the cover. It's not his story - it's a part of the story. It's a growth story - where the teenage main character isn't always right. He has to learn, fail, learn some more.

It's a much appreciated story for this Mama.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Action comedy emotional moments etc All you could ask for in a movie
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Big Hero 6 is a fun animated mystery-action movie by Disney. It features Hiro as a teen who loses his brother in a fire. In the aftermath he finds out that someone stole his invention called microbots. He transforms a medical robot his brother made called Baymax into a warriors (sort of) and gets his friends together to help him find out what happened.

The movie has plenty of comedic moments. Baymax for example lets out some air to make it through a window and it sounds like he’s passing gas. Another time Baymax’s batteries run low and he acts like he’s drunk.

Big Hero 6 also features plenty of highs with the action sequences and plenty of lows such as when Hiro is dealing with the death of his brother.

Overall it is a top notch story. Very entertaining.
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LindaReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Extremely Addicting Movie with Valuable Life Lessons
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My title says it all: this movie is EXTREMELY addicting and has valuable and important life morals in it, including how to live and deal with grief. When I first saw this movie during summer 2018, I was still grieving over the loss of my grandmother, whom I was very close with, and when I saw that one thing this movie contains was lessons on how to deal with that, I thought I’d give it a try. It wasn’t anything I didn’t already know, but it helped me feel better. There’s a lot of other important lessons, such as never trying to get revenge due to grief or anger. The events that happened in the film that caused the main character and his friends to team up and become a hero squad may be very tragic, but they use that tragedy as an inspiration, for that character wanted to do good and help as many people as he could, so the heroes do exactly that in his honor. It’s been months since I first saw it and I still can never get enough of it. I’m completely obsessed now LOL! The robot is cute and hilarious, especially because he doesn’t understand slang expressions or sarcasm. The animation is amazing and the world the crew created in this movie is breathtaking. The main character is also very cute. Full of laughs and OMG moments and both sad AND happy tearjerkers. I’d recommend this movie in a heartbeat, especially if you’re a fan of sci-fi action-adventure movies!
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