“Big Hero 6” to be a big hit in box office

Michelle Bau, Opinion Editor

On Nov. 7, Walt Disney Pictures released its new animated superhero-comedy film, “Big Hero 6,” directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. Children, adults and critics praised the movie, resulting in the film to earn over $56 million in its opening weekend.

The animated movie is centered around a 14-year-old genius named Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter), who resides in San Fransyoko (a city that is a cross between Tokyo and San Francisco), with his brother, Tadashi (Daniel Henney), a college student designing a personal healthcare robot named Baymax (Scott Adsit). In a sudden twist of events, Hiro gains possession of Baymax, and the two companions track and attempt to stop a mysterious man in a kabuki mask from stealing Hiro’s creations, microbots, and using them for evil.

Like any other superhero movie, Big Hero 6 features two conflicting forces—the forces of good and evil; however, Big Hero 6 has an underlying message, one of forgiveness and mercy, in addition to the ethical conflicts it presents to its audience. Throughout the film, moviegoers are challenged with the question—when, if ever, is revenge justified?

The film had a predictable ending, as is common with any other cliche superhero movie. Despite its anticipated conclusion, the creators of the film did include some surprises here and there throughout the movie.

Big Hero 6 has a predictable ending, as is common with any other cliche superhero movie; however, the creators of Big Hero 6 did include plenty of surprises throughout the movie that kept the audience attentive for all of the film. Another aspect of the film that kept movie-goers entertained was the spectacular animation. Set in a futuristic society, Big Hero 6 not only depicts the ingenuity of science and technology with new inventions, but also keeps both children and adults in awe and wonder of what the next generations will bring.