BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: Big Hero 6 Reviews
By Dr. Know on November 7th, 2014
Critic Reviews for Big Hero 6
The screenplay is smart enough to be considered adult-friendly. This isn’t “classic Disney” but it’s an experience parents and children can enjoy together in the dark, and sometimes that’s all one can ask of a big-budget animated film.
The convoluted story gives the villain a motive that doesn’t really make sense and is patched in too late in the narrative. Still, the 3-D animation is incredible.
A rousing movie that’s satisfyingly infused with traditional Disney sentiment, however calculated its aims might sound.
With its appealing array of nerdy characters, inventive architecture and striking cross-cultural production design, Hero is a vibrant romp.
Fabulously entertaining, with colossal visuals and an endearing character in Baymax, who more than earns his lovable status.
A good primer for filmgoers who may be too young to see something like The Avengers.
a terrific film in its first half, where screenwriters…have rejiggered the characters into a bunch of science and engineering geeks, but once its super hero aspects kick in, the film becomes derivative and tedious.
Have a few tissues on hand for the emotional parts. You’re gonna need ‘em.
The material is well-trod, the story oft-told, and the characters familiar, but children don’t mind in the same way that they don’t mind hearing the same bedtime story every night.
Big Hero 6 works precisely because it seems so familiar, with just enough fresh spin so that it feels like something new rather than a rerun.
The humor and especially the charm are slowly but surely drained from the proceedings, and in their place, Big Hero 6 supplies only routine and formula.
It has more heart, more fun, and more laughs than most of the last dozen live-action superhero flicks.
Hiro and Baymax are characters in the best tradition of Elliott and ET and Hogarth and the Iron Giant.
A beautiful companion piece to “Frozen,” this film will delight and entertain audiences despite some of its heavier themes.
An infectiously entertaining mash-up of sorts that’s fun, funny and filled with plenty of action, not to mention some heapings of heart. (Full Content Review for Parents Also Available)
Big Hero 6 finds the studio summoning up a fresh combination of action and whimsy. It’s swift, inventive, antic, and ardent, with virtuoso comic choreography and split-second slapstick timing.
Big Hero 6 accomplishes its goal of entertaining those young enough not to notice how dispiritingly familiar it is as both an animated and superhero movie.
It’s a bonus that these are not only interesting characters because of the physical aspects of their new found powers, but they are also smart. It’s not often when the central figures of this kind of action-heavy story are the smartest people in the room.