A forgettable film with clichéd characters and story. A big disappointment.2/10
Sadly, this was a huge step back for WDAS. This was definitely no Frozen. This wasn't even Wreck-It Ralph. Heck, this wasn't even Tangled (and that film is dreadfully so-so, but at least it had Flynn and Maximus).
First, the title. This film should have been called Big Hero 2. All it was Hiro and Baymax
mostly Baymax. The other 4 main characters, which weren't main at all more like secondary, had little screen time and no character development. The other 4 had their own personalities that were never given time to show on screen. They showed up at the beginning, then not until the middle, and a few chunks at the end. They all 4 served no purpose.
Honey Lemon was by far the worst character. She was one big cliche and she didn't do anything but act happy, talk about the color pink, and pronounce Hiro's name annoyingly. Her design was as bad as Rapunzel's; just oddly proportioned and cartoony. Wasabi in the original comics was Asian and is now black for the only reason of having diversity in the film. Fred was kind of interesting and seemed to be the only person who fit the superhero theme. Gogo had a booty, but was too underused. Hiro's aunt was more interesting and likable than the actual 6. Hiro was typical non-original in character but he had his moments. Baymax was supposed to be the saving grace but came off as annoying. He was the stereotypical robot who couldn't understand humans and their ways. A lot of his jokes were repetitive, dragged, and could have been cut. I didn't hate him, he had a good heart and good intentions and was sweet but the humor was annoying. Too much focus on slapstick and action and none of character development and little on emotions.
What irked me was the fact that the other 4 characters never got any time to get us to know who they were and to like them as characters and relate to them; No connection to them. The reason for them to become super was rushed and unoriginal: "Let's be heroes!"
"We're in!" And that's exactly how it happened. And do we always need the typical watching the hero learn to fly with funny results, like Spider-Man, Iron Man, etc?
The film also ended with a cliche. The typical, narration from Hiro as we see the heroes' race through the city
"Who are we? We're the Big Hero 6." What was really bad was when they were heroes they didn't do anything? Their first scene they were goofy and didn't really fight. Then not until the final battle scene the other 4 did not fight or help hardly and ended up captured and Hiro and Baymax saved them and they defeated the bad guy
again, Big Hero 6? Nope.
The villain was pointless, no needed, and not even cool, bad-ass, nor interesting; again, no real purpose. The villain's reveal of who it was, was OBVIOUS and the villain's intentions on why being bad was cliche. The way to defeat him was also obvious and (spoilers) the sacrifice from Baymax was seen a mile away so it wasn't sad, plus, you knew it wasn't going to be the end of that character.
The only good thing the film had was the beginning with Hiro and his relationship with his brother, Tadashi . You could feel the relationship between them. They were great together and it was touching. Loved that. Then after 15-20 minutes the film went downhill
and never stopped. Also, the opening was not a good way to get kids attention. It was unusual and did not have a Disney feel to it. In fact, this film was not Disney at all; it felt more MARVEL.
With two female characters, none of them can be considered strong female role models at all. They weren't on screen enough; they served no purpose, and didn't really do anything in the film.
The story was unoriginal, uninspiring, and full of one cliche after another. The characters were the same. This film was forgettable and as the days go I will forget it and as the years pass many will forget this film which could have been more, but was just about a silly robot and nothing more. The song "Immortal" made for the film from Fall Out Boy was also unforgettable and a generic today rock song. All I recall is the word Immortal used over and over. I can't remember any other lyrics or how the beat goes. The after credits scene wasn't necessary, but more proof this was not Disney but Marvel.
I didn't hate the film at least but it was close to being that. This won't be like Frozen, where people had multiple repeat viewings. Most people, and kids, will probably see it just once and maybe twice, but even Baymax won't get them to keep coming back like Frozen did, because the other characters just weren't there. I saw it once and that was enough. I don't care to see it again and won't own it any time soon, sadly. A boy next to me fell asleep on it. I noticed that kids only laughed or enjoyed Hiro and Baymax but didn't seem to care for the other 4. Best moment of the night was the beginning. During the Disney logo credits, a little girl behind us shouted with excitement. "Is this Frozen?!" Best part of the night. I am thankful I didn't have to pay to see it and that I got this film out of the way fast. I am thankful for the free passes.
"BIG HERO 2", gets a 2.