Big Hero 6~ Walt Disney Pictures
This movie was fucking amazing.
I know that's not exactly the most professional or poignant of beginnings but dammit, I just need to express myself. There's quite a lot to think about when viewing this motion picture as it comes from a very unique breed. Apparently, this was based on an obscure as hell Marvel comic. Yeah. One of the Disney executives (or someone I presume was very high up the food-chain) was just stumbling around Marvel's back-log because they owned Marvel now and "Fuck you" to anyone who says we can't squeeze every last drop out of them because of it.
Eventually he stumbled upon a comic called "Big Hero 6" and from what I can only assume were a wacky series of events and hi-jinks, it eventually became a movie. He had never heard of it before and said it caught his eye initially because "He just liked the name." Can't fault him for that because so did I. Also, there's a manga of it too apparently.
Hiro Hamada is a 14-year-old robotic genius who, like any genius would, says graduated High School and immediately took to doing back alley robot fights. His older brother, Tadashi, is supportive and caring and noticing just how screwed up his brother is decides to take him to the college he goes to where other geniuses get to show off their stuff and their quirky attitudes. He meets his friends GoGo Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred as well as a personal health-care robot that Tadashi created called Baymax. With friends and "toys" alike that help set the system and will presumably make the already awesome-looking, Japanes-futuristic place of San Fransokyo, even more imaginative and cool for generations to come what could possibly go wrong?
Hiro certainly was taken in by it and decides he needs to get into this college... but uh... it's... not gonna be a good day when the big presentation for his invention comes.
That aside, the film is gorgeous. It looks great, as expected, but the design itself warrants special attention. It's hard being expressive about how wacky yet imaginative the design of this place is. It gives off an interesting feeling. One that makes you want to go there... but also kind of makes you feel like you've already been around the block. Maybe that's just me.
The themes this movie deals with are where it really hit home too. It's not all mindless comic-book, superhero film slaughter. There's a particularly heavy moment down the line that surprised me intensely when I saw it. There are certain areas people tend to not take the intentions and motivations of their main characters because studios often find things like that risky to most mainstream audiences. This movie says "Fuck it" and does one of the most shocking things I've seen a main character this young do in quite a while. I suppose what interest groups want and fear matters little when you're Disney. You can actually afford to think outside the box and take on more risky and creative projects when you have as much money as they do.
Apparently Michael Bay still doesn't have enough money to try his hand at that yet though. Hmm...
Well, regardless, this movie was great. I'm glad that Disney's gotten themselves back in the game with their animated features. I love it even more that they're all so diverse. That used to be what I would say about PIXAR. I'm not sure what's going on with them right now but they're doing the "Disney Sequel" thing to a fault. It was great to see a Toy Story 3 but that was under the pretense that they used to have where they only do necessary sequels and Cars 2 was certainly anything but. I can't say it's all bad though. Plenty of people have wanted an Incredibles 2 and Monsters University was pretty good, I felt.
Though Finding Dory sounds, if anything, like the most unnecessary of the unnecessary.
However, at least my eternal nightmare hasn't happened. They haven't announced Toy Story 4...! WHOO! What a stupid idea that would be after such a perfect ending! Hahaha...haha...ha...
... Yeah, they announced Toy Story 4.
I don't even want to kill myself right now.
Go see Big Hero 6 everyone.