Monday, January 5, 2015

Superhero Media: Big Hero 6

I never read the comics, but I was excited for Marvel and Disney's first animated colaberation, hoping that it would lead to animated adaptations like Power Pack, A-Next and Howard the Duck. I was not disappointed, the film was a heck of a lot of fun, stuck within normal Superhero tropes and brought something to the genre. 

 In the city of San Fransokyo, a young genius (Hiro) sets out to avenge the death of his brother with the help of a robot nursemaid and four science nerds. As a plot, it isn't brilliant, but the charm of the film is in the visual style and the relationship between Hiro and Bimax. More than anything, Big Hero 6 reminds me of Black Summer; a team of geniuses pooling their wisdom in order to become heroes and save the city. If I had a complaint, it would be the broad strokes with which the characters are painted; boy genius, girly-girl, neat-freak, hippie, tomboy, but somehow it works because the ride doesn't slow down enough for anyone to notice. 

I want a Bimax mini. Not even in the battle armour, just the cuddly vinyl version wandering around the table, helping people out. 
8 out of 10 as a fun film to watch with the family or those who haven't got the Superhero bug yet. 

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