Disclosure- I have been provided an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles for the Big Hero 6 movie premiere and ABC TV Event in exchange for coverage of these events. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you so much Disney and ABC TV!
As you already know, I had the privilege of attending the red carpet premiere of Big Hero 6 in Los Angeles just a few short days ago. I had been eagerly anticipating this movie since my girls and I saw the trailer several months ago and let me say it didn’t disappoint. Big Hero 6, the newest 3D animated movie from Walt Disney Animation opens today. I absolutely loved every moment of it. It is a great combination of Disney movie with a little Marvel magic thrown in because it is based on a Marvel comic. It has everything you want in a great Disney movie- great storyline, exciting action, powerful messages of friendship and determination, family friendly humor, lovable characters (who wouldn’t love a giant white blow up robot, right?), and beautiful animation.
Big Hero 6 is the story of Hiro Hamada, a 14 year old genius who lives in the city of San Fransokyo. After a tragic event he finds comfort in Baymax, the inflatable robot that his older brother created to help people. Hiro, Baymax, and a cast of other lovable heroes have to come up with a plan to defeat a mystery villain and along the way learn some powerful lessons on friendship, loss, and teamwork.
Big Hero 6 has several important messages that this mommy of 2 daughters just LOVES.
~Girls can be just as smart and strong as boys. In a society that males seem to dominate in the world of technology, it is great to see girls in this movie who are just as intelligent as the boys. My favorite line from the movie is “Woman Up!” I love seeing strong feminine characters who aren’t dainty princesses needing to be rescued.
~Girls can be good with technology, too. S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is so important for ALL children to learn so it is great that this movie promotes the message that girls can rock technology, too. I know my girls are going to love this.
~Being smart is cool. As a self-proclaimed geek girl myself, I love love love this theme in the movie. Hiro and his friends may not be the traditionally cool kids when it comes to beauty and style but they are awesomely cool because they are smart and use their intelligence for good.
~ Intelligence can be a Super Power. AMEN! Hiro and his friends don’t need super strength, telekinesis, telepathy, superhuman strength, or any other traditional “super power”. Intelligence IS the super power in Big Hero 6.
Big Hero 6 has a PG rating mainly for some cartoon violence and a villain who is a little creepy in some scenes. As with other Disney movies, this probably won’t bother most children but if you have a very sensitive child you will need to use your discretion. I will say that if you are a crier, bring some tissues! There are a few scenes that will tug at your heartstrings and invoke some pretty ugly crying if you are anything like me. But that’s ok. There are lots of scenes that will give you warm fuzzies and make you smile on the inside and out, too. I don’t want to give you any spoilers so that’s all I’m going to tell you. GO SEE BIG HERO 6 THIS WEEKEND!!!
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”).