Sunday, 1 February 2015
REVIEW: BIG HERO 6
92 Minutes. Starring The Voices Of: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Daniel Henney, T. J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Génesis Rodríguez, Maya Rudolph, and James Cromwell. Director: Don Hall & Chris Williams.
They say heroes come in many shapes and sizes...but no hero comes bigger and more Marshmallow Man fluffily cuddly than BayMax. Meet your new 'Big Hero 6' and the new snowman simple face of Walt Disney about to bring in that Mickey Mouse money this Winter like 'Frozen' last fall, the queen of this franchise palace. Parental advisory; you better catch BayMax right now...because he will be this years Buzz Lightyear Christmas toy up top of every kids tree cutting Christmas list. Better call Santa! He's cute and caring and an inflated inspiring hit! This may just be the most animated C.G. cartoon since 'Toy Story'. Even some of the biggest 'Despicable Me' and 'LEGO Movie' hits can't quite assemble the millions and minions quite like this. Max is the greatest. He helps heals, flies, kicks and even knows how to slap five...in his own amazing way. Just make sure you keep him fully charged...or you may have some inebriated hilarity on your hands. In this superhero 'Age Of Ultron' and sci-fi robotics just wait until this guy suits up in a Mark Tony Stark would be proud of.
Based on the 'Man Of Action' comics by Marvel this Disney movie finally links up with the big budget brother they recently assembled with. Following Marvel's magic 2014 with 'Captain America-The Winter Soldier', 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' and 'Guardians Of The Galaxy', they could have an even better one with 'The Avengers' sequel, 'Ant-Man', 'Fantastic Four' and this. Set in the hybrid, backpackers dream city of San Fransokyo, mixing the video games and anime of the Far East with the American dream, you've never seen the Golden Gate quite like this, even if it does bridge the gap between every major action set-piece in every blockbuster Hollywood movie. Animation of city scapes gave never looked this amazing since Lightening McQueen raced around the neon streets of Tokyo, Japan in 'Cars 2'. This whole film just looks incredible, even without 3D or IMAX it'll have your eyes soaring out their sockets, slapstick cartoon style. Its atmospheric energy hits you like ACME. You better warn your brothers, warn your sisters, warn your cousins. Mickey and Disney have still got it. Even post-'Frozen', in this Fantasia fun of magic from the mouse. The wonder of Walt mixed with the magic of Marvel is just something out of this world. Now before you get excited for the end of this years 'Star Wars', just look at this strength of this awakening force.
Just wait until the Stan Lee cameo too, because this film has it all. Featuring the talented vocals of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Daniel Henney, T. J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Génesis Rodríguez, Maya Rudolph, and legend James Cromwell directors Don Hall and Chris Williams have found the formula for a new franchise face of success. Just call them this years master builders complete with a 'Feast' of a puppy chow sweet, signature short and some Fall Out Boy 'Immortal' montage music. If they don't enter the academy it'll be a crime to computer generated filmmaking education. This is hallmark Disney, even with the Bambi like tragedy. Damn that mouse and his tear inducing ways from kids to parents. Cheeky Mickey! After our leading Hiro battles his way through some robot wars, he sees real tech genius at his brothers school, campus lab. This leads him to some micro-bot inventive projects that inspire as much jealousy as joy. Surely some interested parties will look to crash this kid show and once the punch is spiked there will always be tears at the end of the party. Still its this kids day and he'll fight back if he wants too, assembling his BayMax to defeat a villain that looks luke a Darth Maul/Matrix/Circus hybrid. Yep that's right, scary as hell, but when our heaven sent Pillsbury Doughboy/'Real Steel' match meets this foe we're bound for some 'Big Hero' fun to the Max this side of the Bay. Let's hope this sweet six of hilarity and heart has a seventh seal, because right now we are more than satisfied with our care. Lets take this big hero to its Max! TIM DAVID HARVEY.