by Sheryl Wall
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Big Hero 6 is an animated film by Disney about Hiro and his friends. It starts out with 14-year-old robotics prodigy, Hiro, at the robot fights with his small robot. He is a genius boy who spends his time obsessed with the fights. However, his big brother, Tadashi convinces him to give up the robot fights and begin college.
Hiro has to create his own product for the annual exhibition to gain admission to the college. He created microbots that can link together to create anything you can imagine. However, a tragedy occurs causing Tasashi’s death in a fire when he attempts to save their teacher who was still in the building. This changes Hiro’s life forever, sending him into a deep depression for he was very close to his brother. Hiro finds comfort in an unexpected place. Tadashi created a health care robot named Baymax. They soon become companions and Baymax helps Hiro in ways he never imagined possible. They discover that Hiro’s invention was stolen at the exhibition and they team up with Tadashi’s friends at the college and form their own group of super heroes to take down this new villain.
Disney is always finding new and creative stories and this one doesn’t disappoint. I especially enjoyed the relationship between Hiro and Baymax. I thought it was a touching story yet also full of humor. My daughter especially enjoyed the humor of Baymax’s attempts to do a fist bump. She still talks about it after seeing the movie.
I did find the more serious storyline of Hiro losing his brother in the fire a bit much for the younger audience. I kept hoping they would have found out he made it after all but that doesn’t happen. Overall, I really enjoyed the movie and it’s a great way to start off the beginning of the holiday season.
Big Hero Six is currently playing at Dinuba Platinum Theatres 6, also in 3D. Showtimes can be found on their website. Platinum Theaters Dinuba 6 now proudly presents digital quality films in 2-D and 3-D with 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound to maximize your movie experience.