Wednesday, 21 January 2015

MPOV: Big Hero 6

Hiro Hamada is a 14-year-old robotics genius who lives in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo and spends his time participating in back-alley robot fights. His older brother Tadashi, worried that Hiro is wasting his potential, takes him to the robotics lab at his university, where Hiro meets Tadashi's friends, GoGo, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred. It is here where Hiro first encounters Baymax, a personal healthcare robot created by Tadashi. Amazed, Hiro decides to apply to the school. In order to apply, he is required to create a project in order to present at the school's annual exhibition. He presents his project - microbots, swarms of tiny robots that can link together in any arrangement imaginable in order to gain admission. Professor Callaghan, head of the school's robotics program, is impressed, and Hiro is accepted. When a fire breaks out at the university, Tadashi rushes in to rescue Callaghan, but the building explodes and both are killed. As a result of losing his brother, Hiro secludes himself from others.

One day, Hiro accidentally activates Baymax, who follows one of his microbots to an abandoned warehouse. There, the two discover that someone has been mass-producing Hiro's bots; they are attacked by a masked man who is controlling the bots. Realizing this man has stolen his project, Hiro decides to catch him, and upgrades Baymax with armor and a battle chip. After the masked man attacks Hiro, Baymax, GoGo, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred, the six form a superhero team.

The group discovers a former lab of Krei Tech, a prestigious robotics company, that was experimenting with teleportation technology. The test went awry when the test pilot vanished inside an unstable portal. The masked man is revealed to be Professor Callaghan, who stole Hiro's bots and used them to escape the fire. Realizing that Tadashi died in vain, Hiro angrily removes Baymax's healthcare chip, leaving him with only the battle chip, and orders him to kill Callaghan. Baymax almost does so until Honey manages to insert the healthcare chip back in, restoring Baymax. Angry at his friends, Hiro goes home, and breaks down when Baymax asks him if killing Callaghan will make him feel better. To soften Hiro's loss, Baymax plays several humorous clips of Tadashi running tests on him during Baymax's development. Hiro realizes that killing Callaghan is not what Tadashi would've wanted and makes amends with his friends.

The above taken from Wikipedia.

Ok, I super love Baymax... my hero! LOL! It's a really super cool animation with super cute castings albeit a super simple plot, nothing superficial but yet tender and touching. It is a meaningful movie so not for the tough-hearted. Throughout the movie, I actually laughed about 2/3 from the start but teary eyed towards the ending... I do wish I have my own Baymax.

Rating: 4/5
Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams
Starring: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung
Intro: A 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 54th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, and is inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name.

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