From the Walt DisneyPictures animation workshop comes an exciting adventure about an unusual team of high-tech heroes. The inspiration to make a feature-length animated film was found in Marvel’s comic Big Hero 6 – the work of two collaborators (Steven T. Seagle & Duncan Rouleau). The director’s baton was entrusted to two filmmakers with good experience in working on animated projects. Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt) have joined forces and made a phenomenal animated film for all ages.
Located in the megalopolis of San Francisco, and timed to the near future, the store follows a 14-year-old genius gifted with technical-technological inventions that could make the world an even better place to live. However, the teenager Hiro is looking for his talent in robot fights, where he also bets, so that he provides himself with a secure source of income. The betting is illegal and Hiro soon gets into trouble from which he is pulled out by his older brother Tadashi. She introduces him to her team, unusual characters who attend the Faculty of Technology where they are enabled to use their knowledge and energy in a very creative way.
Everyone in the team is working on perfecting their own scientific research project. Fascinated by the ambience that exudes positive energy, youthful enthusiasm, the desire to take big steps into a new, revolutionary era of robotics, Hiro enthusiastically agrees to become part of a world where he will be able to develop his own ingenuity.
The innovative narrative has spawned a multi-layered story that deals with a serious, life theme, putting a group of friends to a great test. Not to sound all overly dramatic, a clever adaptation of the comic content, instead of rigid and rigid protagonists stuck in a clichéd mold, brings us unconventional characters, a sympathetic youth who has a lot in common. In addition to working hard in the service of constant progress, they are smiling, cheerful, full of optimism, always in a good mood for some action or youthful madness.
It is especially pleasing that true, true values are affirmed in an unpretentious way, in the sense that hard work pays off and that timely directed talent finds its purpose. Knowledge is power and it is presented here in an appropriate and visually effective way. In general, this educational trait is a striking feature that, combined with lighter themes such as love, friendship, harmony and commitment, achieves the basic goal. They completely win the attention of the audience (regardless of the age category) because they have something for everyone.
The directorial duo did not neglect any segment of the story because they made sure to give us enough tense actions, finely designed humor accompanied by witty jokes, intelligently worded dialogues, inner drama that takes place in the soul of the main character. I have to notice how the idea of globalism was discreetly propagated, through the name of the city where the adventure of a harmonious group begins, because San Francisco is a coin from the mix of names of cities: San Francisco and Tokyo. After all, the main characters are different skin colors, if we take a closer look and pay attention to that multicultural detail.
Undoubtedly, the cartoonist has strong trump cards, a carefully sketched background with well-developed characters, which undoubtedly gives him the potential to satisfy different tastes (reconcile younger and older viewers) and meet numerous expectations, and even soften stubborn criticism. Walt Disney Pictures has justified its reputation by proving to us once again that it is capable of making visually stylized, flawless animation with great synchronization where the voices are borrowed mostly by younger and not overly well-known actors.
Of course, the exception is veteran James Cromwell, who lends his voice to Professor Kalagan, one of the most important actors in this extremely interesting story.
This animated film knocked me off my feet and far exceeded my expectations. There are several reasons that influenced me to form my position on the top range of cartoons, and above all it refers to the enormous amount of great fun, rather unpredictable flow of narratives, and especially to the fascinating, really nice heroes. In addition to all that, Big Hero 6 has a more natural message: it doesn’t matter what your friend looks like, but what he is like in his soul. You guessed it, I mean an unusual friendship started under unusual circumstances, between teenager Hira Hamada and the benevolent balloon-robot Beymaks.
Let me just mention that you should carefully send the complete check-out rush, because there is a hint that the nice company may embark on a new adventure again, to the satisfaction of a huge army of fans, of which I myself belong.