Friday, November 7, 2014

Big Hero 6 (2014)

Director(s): Don Hall, Chris Williams. 108 min. Rated PG. Animation.

I know I'm supposed to love this spectacular new Disney animation, but ... I don't know. It's full of great ideas, but not any new ideas. It's The Incredibles updated with Iron Man glamour, and even though picturing "science nerds" as superheroes is very noble, it's still an animated superhero movie, with another origin story, another dazzling climactic battle, and another obligatory scene to shed a tear for a hero. I also found the idea of projecting white people as society's villains or idiots, slightly racist. But then again, that goes along with setting the story in a futuristic 'San Fransokyo'.

PS: I didn't stay for the post-credits scene, but as explained here, apparently Disney is starting a Marvel-like superhero universe. God help us all.

Mo says:


  1. It took me three sittings to watch this movie, sadly it just wasn't good enough but I did fast forward the endless credits to watch the end of credits "scene" and it was no big deal, just the guy with the big house discovering a room behind a family portrait. He goes into the secret room to discover some kind of high tech control room then a voice behind him says something like, "Sorry I wasn't there for you when you were growing up son..." The voice belongs to none other than Stan Lee. Oh god!! Was the movie a success? If so we can no doubt look forward to a sequel which I for one wont be seeking out!

    1. Thank you, Toast! You just saved me the time of checking out the movie from a local library and fast forwarding to the end of the end credits to watch the sequence.

      Looking forward to your opinion on "Red Army". ;-)

  2. Red Army is expected to take another few weeks to's coming from Spain!!