Like many other mums I often count on feedback from other parents to work our what movies are worth seeing with, and appropriate for, our children. After reading through a Facebook feed full of praise for Big Hero 6 we decided to treat our big three to a fun afternoon at the local cinema to see this great Disney movie on the big screen:
Taking home the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2015 Big Hero 6, made by the talented team behind Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph, has proven to be an enormous hit. The futuristic comedy adventure tells the story of Hiro Hamada, a super talented 14-year old designer of microbots, and a huge inflatable robot called Baymax who develop a special friendship after the death of Hiro’s brother.
When the lovable duo discovers that someone has stolen Hiro’s microbots they set off to solve this evil mystery. Hiro and Baymax, together with interesting characters Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred, form Big Hero 6. Who is controlling the microbots? Did Hiro’s brother die in vain? Will Big Hero 6 be able to turn bad into good after all?
While I think Big Hero 6 is possibly better suited to slightly older children our 6-year old twins did really enjoy Big Hero 6 and (to my surprise) managed to pick up quite a bit of the story line. Our 4-year old was definitely a bit too young to understand the events but she thought Baymax was very funny and she is keen to see the movie again, which means it’s thumbs up from all!
Big Hero 6 is available on DVD ($39.95) and Blu-ray ($49.95) at major retailers across Australia.