‘Big Hero 6’ lives up to icy predecessor

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Clara Kandler, Staff Writer

Once again, Disney has gained our attention with its latest movie, Big Hero 6, a Marvel-like film based off a comic book of the same name. Last year, Disney made the Academy Award-winning film Frozen, which became a major phenomenon with critics and audiences everywhere, leading to costumes, toys, and even a TV special coming up in 2015.

Big Hero 6 is about Hiro Hamada, a robotics prodigy who loses his beloved older brother in a violent fire. After that tragic accident, Hiro isolates himself from the outside world. The only piece of his brother left is his science project – a soft healthcare robot named Baymax.

When Hiro discovers a crime surrounding the incident, he turns to Baymax and his friends – chemist Honey Lemon, speed demon GoGo Tomago, neat-freak Wasabi, and fanboy Fred. To solve the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into high-tech superheroes and becomes Big Hero 6.

The movie itself is stunningly beautiful. The story takes place in San Fransokyo, a combination of America’s San Francisco and Japan’s Tokyo. Tokyo is known to have modern technology and pop art as far as the eye can see and San Francisco has red trolley cars and sheer road drops.

The movie combines both cities and creates a wonderfully amazing place. When Hiro and Baymax take their first flight around the city, the view from their perspective looks incredible, and so is their first flight itself.

The voice cast includes Ryan Potter (Supah Ninjas) as Hiro Hamada, Scott Adsit (30 Rock) as Baymax, Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief) as Honey Lemon, Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time) as GoGo Tomago, Damon Wayans, Jr. (Happy Endings) as Wasabi, and T.J. Miller (How to Train Your Dragon 1 & 2) as Fred.

I watched the movie on November 13 and I think it was an amazing movie. I think kids will enjoy it as much as I do. In conclusion, the audience will love the movie because it is full of laughter, adventure, and heart.