San Fransokyo, in a future far-far away. Hiro Hamada and his brother are so-called tech-nerds, they thrive on exploring and making robots. While Hiro’s brother goes to the finest nerd-school in all of San Fransokyo, Hiro is not quite as ambitious, and makes his money off underground robot fighting. One day Hiro gets a chance to go with his brother to the robot invention laboratory, and is immediately smitten when he meets his brother’s invention – a plus-size inflatable robot named Baymax. Hiro decides to apply to the school, but to do so, he must enter and win a tech competition. But something goes wrong during the competition, and Hiro’s brother is lost in a huge explosion. Destined to find his brother’s killer, Hiro teams up with five other tech-nerd students, and sets out on the adventure of his lifetime…
This is the beginning of the new movie called Big Hero 6. Even though it sets out to be a children’s movie, I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to get a laugh-and-a-half, and an hour and a half of good, non-complicated entertainment.
The inflatable invention Baymax is absolutely adorable, he learns how to use human emotions, and is a true companion to the main character Hiro. If someone offered me to have my very own Baymax, I wouldn’t even blink – YES please!
The movie was screened in 3D, which normally is a cool experience, when you remember to sit below the middle of the theater… I have made the observation through occurrence that the 3D experience is a far better one when you sit below the middle seats of the theater, but this time I forgot that, and so it kind of felt like I didn’t get the whole experience – even though 3D movies on any level is still pretty cool. (And the 3D glasses were given out at the theater, of course)
The movie theater was packed – according to the person welcoming the audience (a feature I now wish all movies would have) the show was completely sold out. No surprise there, as the movie does not officially premiere until November 7th. A lot of kids where there, but surprisingly few to be a children’s movie. And no kids uttered a single word during the whole movie – I suppose that in it self is a huge testimony to the big excitement and the enchanting and futuristic plot of Big Hero 6.
And if this movie, and these filmmakers’ imagination, is any sort of testament to what is in store for the far-far away future for us – well, then I think we are in for a real treat!