Big Hero 6 got a lot of great reviews and at the Eckhart Public Library we had a lot of requests and holds for this item. Until I watched it I didn’t quite understand, but after I saw it I was talking it up too.
This is the story about Hiro and Tadashi Hamada. Tadashi is in college and the older brother to Hiro. Their parents are no longer around and they live with their aunt. Hiro causes nothing but trouble. Both boys are geniuses and it shows. Tadashi puts his brain to good use while Hiro focuses more on showing off. He gets into trouble and Tadashi frequently rescues him. Tadashi is getting a little tired of rescuing his little brother, so he shows him how amazing it can be to put his mind to better use. He takes him to the computer lab where he works and studies for college. He also shows him what his friends are doing.
Go Go Tomago is working on making the fastest bike she can, but it’s also light and can be taken apart easily for tight spaces. Honey Lemon is studying chemical reactions, Fred is the comic book geek mascot for the group, Wasabi is the normal neurotic one, and Tadashi has a medical project. Baymax.
Baymax is a balloon-esque robot who helps you. Medical needs are his specialty. Not just physical though. He also helps with emotional issues once he downloads a database by linking up to Hiro’s computer after tragedy strikes. Hiro goes all out for revenge and does some redesign to Baymax, turning him into the fighter that so many adore. The college group don’t want him to be alone, but they’re a little apprehensive about seeking revenge for what happened to Tadashi because they’re not quite sure it was more than an accident.
The song that most people take away from this movie is the theme, Immortals by Fall Out Boy. It’s got a great beat and for those who had to put up with “Let it go” this was a great relief after a while.
Heather: The best part of the movie, for me, was when Baymax downloaded the mental health information to help Hiro. The way they portrayed the stages of grief and how Baymax refused to give up on Hiro was stunning.