Big Hero 6 – The Story of 6 Nerds and a Medical Robot
Big Hero 6 follows the story of 14 year old Hiro Hamada, a robotics prodigy who graduated from high school at age 13, and now spends most of his time bot-fighting. However, his big brother Tadashi believes he can do something better with his ‘big brain’ and takes him for a visit to the nerd-lab; the robotics he (Tadashi) attends.
At first Hiro thinks it’s a waste of time but after meeting his hero, Professor Callaghan, he sets his mind to get in which includes showcasing an invention that an annual convention. His invention wins applause from the audience and gains him entry into the school. However, it also attracts the attention of someone sinister who has other plans for his invention.
The animation is captivating and has a good story-line including tragedy – always a setting for good drama. However, Big Hero 6 has more than just drama, it has action, comedy and a few moments had me teary eyed.
Now, if I add more then I might risk revealing more about the film, but the film is basically about an angry young boy who tries to re-purpose a medical robot – Avengers style! Of course he finds that trying to do that is not always the best thing to do.
Comic enthusiasts will know Big Hero 6 from the series. However, there have been a few changes which I believe make it more kid friendly. I mean, isn’t that the targeted audience? Of course, they would automatically (I think) associate with the character just by listening to them.
Hiro is voiced by Ryan Potter who is probably best known for his role as Mike Fukanaga on Nickelodeon’s martial arts action comedy series Supah Ninjas. Once Upon a Time’s Jamie Chung voices GoGo Tamago with T.J Miller as Fred, Damon Wayans Jr. as Wasabi, Génesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon and Scott Adsit brings the big inflatable robot to life.
The film was adapted for the big screen by Jordan Roberts, Dan Gerson (he also makes a cameo!) and Robert L. Baird, and was adapted from the Marvel comic book of the same name created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau.
Now, before I wrap this up, let me tease you with a picture of Stan Lee caught in a screenshot from the film.
Although he did not create the characters, Lee is probably the only name associated with Marvel so they probably had to show the connection somehow.
Oh! and be on the lookout, I’ve also read that you might find a Frozen Easter Egg in the film.
Anyway, Big Hero 6 is not a waste of time and I highly recommend it for quality family viewing.