Comic Of The Month
Big Hero 6 is a new film from the Disney Animation Studio that was also behind box office hits Frozen and Wreck-it Ralph. It was directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, who both worked on films like The Emperor’s New Groove and Mulan. The movie is an adaptation of a comic book that first appeared in September, 1998 alongside Canadian super heroes Alpha Flight.
It’s a perfect mix of veteran talent taking on interesting subject matter, but with a modern twist.
In the film, we see how Hiro grows as a person and into a hero he must become. Our first impression of him is that he’s just a timid boy, but we start to realize just how dynamic he is. He is just 14-years-old and already a robotics genius making small robots for himself and his family.
Hiro also has an older brother, Tadashi Hamada. Tadashi is also a mechanical engineering specialist, who manufactured robots. He has always supported his younger brother, but he can be a little over protective at times. Except when tragedy strikes and Tadashi goes missing, Hiro starts to sink into depression. He’d lost his own hero.
Baymax, which was made by Tadashi, is a personal health-care and the lovable inflatable robot. And in Hiro’s lowest point, Baymax appears and tries to help. As it is a robot, it has to follow a set code of ethics.
According to Asimov’s The Three Law of Robotics, Art.1 ” A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” , Art.2 “A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.”, Art.3 “A robot must protect its own existence as long as protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.”
But what if someone defies these acts? Then they could cause some chaos as Hiro and his friends are about to find out. A mysterious figure has appeared and he’s wreaking havoc with his army of swarming microbots. Hidden behind a Kabuki mask, the villain seems almost unstoppable, but the two heroes have some help.
Hiro is helped not only by Baymax, but his friends Fred, Go Go, Honey, and Wasabi who come to the rescue. They become The Big Hero 6 in this movie
Big Hero 6 is a film that will appeal to both kids and adults, couples and families. In delves into the tragedy that befalls us when we lose someone that we love, but also how we can be uplifted by our family and friends in those troubling times.
This movie made me feel excited and sometimes sad, but seeing the friendship between Hiro and Baymax blossom helped carry the film to its end. Baymax might not have any real feelings or an expression on its face, but time goes by we start to see it as the same smile you’ll have watching the film.
If you’re still on the fence about seeing the film, check out the trailer here.