From Walt Disney Animation Studio comes the new addition to the family of Disney movies. Most of us remember when Frozen came out in 2013, and everyone was either humming or singing “Let It Go”. Now, a year later, a new movie is set to release this Friday and I had a chance to get a preview before the rest of the world through HPU.
IMDB already rates the movie 8/10, Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 100%. So is the movie as good as it sounds? In my opinion yes.
You see that picture of a giant marshmallow above with that adorable face? That is Baymax. A robot designed to help people, and function as a doctor for people.
This character is one of the most adorable, innocent and funny character I have seen in a Disney movie in a while. A lot of people may think that this is the new “Olaf” from Frozen, but I personally think they overdid themselves with Baymax. A charming robot providing the best comic reliefs you can imagine.
The movie itself is based on a comic called “Big Hero 6” from Marvel. Personally I had only heard the name of the movie mentioned in a couple of seconds of an ad on TV, and was thrilled when I learned I could see it.
Another funny detail, is the city the movie is set in. It is called San Fransokyo. Get it? Tokyo and San Fran.. You get it. At first, I thought this was a weird mash up, but the incredible details and artwork of the city in the movie was done flawlessly and it only felt natural.
Story in short, it is about a brilliant boy named Hiro who wants to make robots. He gets into a lot of trouble, and suddenly has to face a villain that I thought was scarier than the Joker in terms of visual appearence. The story is also rather dark as it includes death, loss and grief. However, the movie works around it in a good way not making it seem too much for children to handle.
Now, it is hard not to spoil the movie for anybody, so I will not do that. However, I will say that I think this movie is worth watching. Not everyone might agree with me and that is completely fine. The dynamics and well written characters and characteristics impressed me. The colors and way the movie was made all fit together giving the movie a great distinguish between previous Disney movies. The only thing that I must say was a little disappointing, was that some of the characters had the same facial structure like in “Frozen”, but after 10 minutes I did not even consider it anymore.
Bottom line, give this movie a try! It brightened my day, and I became obsessed with Baymax. Hopefully you all will as well.