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Big Hero 6: A Chick Review



Stars: Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk
Theatrical Release Date: November 7, 2014
Synopsis: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Related Product: Big Hero 6 (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD)
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The Good

  • Endearing
  • Funny
  • Entertaining
  • Good moral lesson
  • Visually appealing

The Bad

Won't be in theaters much longer

Bottom Line

Big Hero 6 is a surprisingly touching, funny, action-packed animated movie about an unlikely group of heroes and how our actions define us.

Posted January 23, 2015 by

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Big Hero 6Last week, I finally took my kids to the theater to see Big Hero 6. They’ve wanted to see it since its release, but it’s been difficult to find the time since they’re all involved in sports. And to be honest, I didn’t think it would really grab my attention.

Boy was I wrong.

Big Hero 6 is not only entertaining, but it really teaches a great moral lesson that adults and children alike can benefit from. The characters are likeable, Baymax will steal your heart while he’s stealing scenes, and you’ll not only walk away smiling, but thinking. Really thinking. Because the movie deals with loss and how people react to it; how we can lose ourselves and our moral compass in our grief and desire for vengeance. If Up made you cry, you can bet Big Hero 6 will affect you, too.

Don’t let the risk of falling prey to The Feels deter you, though. This is a great movie. It’s beautifully animated and genuinely funny. At first I was unsure about it, because it opens with a kid (Hiro) fighting robots – illegally. He seems to be a bit of a delinquent, with a concerned family. His big brother helps him focus his incredible intellect (Hiro graduated high school at age 13) in a positive way: advancement in science.

Which brings up another reason why I love this movie: it makes being a nerd seem to be a desirable thing. Hiro’s brother, Tadashi, introduces him to his friends at “the nerd school” (a technology institute) and Hiro discovers science and innovation look like fun. I wouldn’t be surprised if this movie doesn’t inspire some budding young geeks and embolden them to pursue a future in engineering. Heck, it made me miss chemistry class.

TL;DR? Go see this movie. Now. Before it leaves theaters. Then buy the DVD. It’s not only a GREAT family movie, it’s just a good movie, period.


Book nerd, coffee drinker, and mom of three with a weakness for action movies and swaggering space cowboys. Grumpy Cat is my spirit animal.