My Take – The year 2014 has been a bit dismal for animated films! With some high profile sequels (How To Train Your Dragon 2, RIO 2) disappointing, while the good ones (Mr Peabody & Sherman) under performing, The LEGO Movie (which exactly doesn’t count as an animated film) is probably the only one managed to succeed both critically & commercially, & now as the year is closing to an end, just like last year (Frozen), Disney decides to launch another juggernaut into the theaters to satisfy the thirst of families & movie goers in general, by adapting the next best thing, a superhero hero team from Marvel!
Disney has introduced to us a nonperforming anime Marvel series, with a bunch of obscure characters that even the most well known of comics reader dint know about! It seems Marvel has given Disney the liberty to change the characters accordingly to fit into a Disney Animation Film scenario. And the result is simply refreshing! By showcasing how much animation has become. The east and west coast mash up of San Fransokyo combines to make such a spectacular scenery, that the city may as well be a character to the film. The cast is also fun to watch, instead of shoving a diversity of characters in your face, they are made more likeable & relate able. Of course the star of the film is the robot – Baymax. Any scene that he is in steals the show, whether it is his introduction or his care for Hiro and Company or his innocent hysterics.
The problem with this film is that it does not push the genre in any new or novel direction, unless you count giving your characters Japanese names a step towards globalization. It seems they have decided to take the best and worst things about Disney and Marvel, and cram them into one movie! On the whole this may seem like an another cliche filled superhero movie, but in case you are looking for a fun filled, action packed movie that will delight boys and girls of all ages, Big Hero 6 is the most worth watching animated film of 2014!
Rated – PG
Run Time – 108 minutes