In the famous words of Bonnie Tyler “I need a hero, and he has got to made of white rubbery material”, ok well maybe that is not exactly how the song went. The point is we all want a hero in our lives, not the hero we want, but the hero we deserve (trying to bring it out of the pop song element back to comics here). Most people think of a hero as a comic book character with super powers, while others think of Firefighters, and Police officers, while there are some who like to think of a big white robot, who is only there to make sure you feel better.
Marvel has created such a hero and named him Baymax (Scott Adsit). Hiro (Ryan Potter) is your everyday super smart thirteen year old, who after graduating High School already, now spends him time seeking out robot wars to enter in. Seeing it is a waste of his brother’s talent, Hiro’s older brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney), with hopes taking him out of his bubble, he tries to convince him to enroll in school with him. The plan works perfect, when Hiro meets Baymax, a robot his brother designed to be a physician. Needing something impressive to get into school, Hiro invents something that could change the world, but when a tragedy occurs, Hiro retreats back into his shell. Soon though he is adding a new program to Baymax, and teaches him fighting moves, as he and his friends, seek to find the one who is using Hiro’s invention for unknown purposes.
It’s doesn’t take much to send the world into “Marvel” convulsions these days, all you have to do it look at the excitement as they announce movies that will not be in theaters for six years. With all the choices of movies out there, there are none really for kids, since the term “fanboy” usually describes 20-40 year-olds. Enter “Big Hero 6”, a movie for kids of all ages. The story has a pretty seamless blend of the humor of a Disney movie and the action of a Marvel film, and looks great to top it off. Not being a fan of 3D, this is one of those films that get it right, and 3D actually makes the world come to life even more. While the movie starts off Disney, and ends on a more Marvel note, all the way up to a end credit scene, the film finds a perfect balance between the two. Disney already owns almost every little girl out there with it’s princess. Now it looks like they are set on conquering the market on toys for boys, with Marvel films, and with “Big Hero 6”. Though in all honesty it doesn’t really matter what your child’s gender is, there is something for every kid in this film, and not just the kids under 15, but for the kid in all of us.