Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6Big Hero 6 (2014)

Review by Rachel Shuman

The story overall is a classic hero’s journey: orphan boy is told he can be more than he already is, gains a mentor, loses mentor to a villain, and sets out to avenge his mentor’s death. Disney loves this formula, and Big Hero 6 is no exception. The movie follows Hiro Hamata, a fourteen-year-old genius who is languishing in the world of bot-fighting after graduating high school the year before. Hiro’s apathy regarding his intellect and future have driven his brother, Tadashi, and their Aunt Cass to distraction. One night, Tadashi brings his little brother to his “nerd lab”: the robotics laboratory he shares with other graduate students. It’s there that we meet Tadashi’s project, Baymax, and some of Tadashi’s fellows. Continue reading