Run time: 102 mins
If you found Frozen lacking in robots and explosions, then Disney’s follow up a visually dazzling animation based on Marvel comics, should satisfy.
Set in the colourful San Fransokyo, an east meets west mega city, Big Hero 6 centres on tech whiz-kid Hiro (Ryan Potter) but he’s not the star, that honour belongs the lovable Baymax, who’s created by Hiro’s older brother. He’s an inflatable medical droid; sort of a cross between the Michelin X Man and the robot from Lost in Space.
Hiro’s own invention, on the other hand, is an impressive army of nano gadgets that can do whatever their user desires, which of course are bound to fall into the wrong hands… In true super-hero fashion, Hiro and Baymax suit up with a group of energetic inventors to take down the mysterious villain and save the city.
The dynamic between this odd bunch trips up on clichés (so what?) and underwritten characters (so what?) but Baymax emanates limitless charm. (research Jack Whiting). It is Disney-fabulous, with a heart as big as the big fat blobby Baymax 6. Not to mention the fun, humour and fabulous big screen action. Don’t think twice. Bring the street.