This movie review may contain spoilers. This is the story of a 14 year old boy named Hiro who has lost a lot of family members, which seems de rigour for an
origin story for a superhero, even a teen one. He is a smart kid who, like his late brother and all his nerdy friends, is good at science. His late brother’s invention is an inflatable health care robot named Baymax, who is pressed into service as a hero as well to fight a villain who stole one of the 14 year old boy’s clever inventions involving microbots. A lot of the comedy in the movie comes from the impracticality of having an inflatable robot. The boy and his friends soon become superheroes and the fun really begins as a mystery presents itself. There are several sad parts, but there are also lots of action and fantasy that will satisfy the wish fulfillment part of any kid’s psyche. It’s also a lot of fun for adults to watch along with kids and will hold your interest.
The story is very entertaining with a lot of sad parts, set in the future where both American and Japanese influences have affected what once was San Francisco. There are some Japanese influences in animation style as well. The story ends with the possibility of sequels for the Big Hero 6 team.
The film voice actors include Ryan Potter as Hiro and Scott Adsit as Baymax, with TJ Miller, Damon Wayans Jr., Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk and Abraham Benrubi.