Friday, June 5, 2015
#JustaQuickiePlease: Big Hero 6 Review
This is a somewhat fun and engaging film, but I have to admit it is a prime example of hype surpassing actuality. Now, I say that without being familiar with the comic book. It's really not a unique story or even that creative of a plot, even the animation is pretty status quo compared to its competing CGI ilk. The characters are quaint and enjoyable but feel very two dimensional as opposed to other films of its quality. This is especially disappointing as one of the directors was responsible for one of the best animated features of the decade, the icy cool and creative sister act called Frozen. In the end, I giggled, slightly cheered, and happily followed along, but when all was said and done and the credits rolled, I kinda felt an overwhelming sense of Meh. It wasn't a bad film, it was just a good film, nothing more or less. But please stay until the end of the credits for a heartwarming animated short that far exceeds its feature in heart, soul, and storytelling and in a fraction of the time. 3 out of 5 Kernels: it's Disney and robots so you can't lose with the kiddies.