Saturday, February 28, 2015

grandma's movie review - Big Hero 6

I do not personally pay any attention to the Academy awards - trophies given by actors to actors just do not carry that much "weight" with me. So, while Big Hero 6 was chosen as the top animated movie for 2014, since my daughter saw the movie and said it was a lot of fun, I decided to buy it - when I found it on Amazon for just $18 I ordered it from them! So, last night we watched it and I agree with my daughter; Big Hero 6 is a lot of fun! Not only is it very funny, but it has some truly excellent messages in it . . . and a short which could actually have used my grandson Shane and his dog Gimli to film the end in live action!

Big Hero 6
Rating - PG

Favorite Features -
  • Excellent animation - love the color and details - adds to the fun of this movie!
  • Solid messages which families can talk about
  • Action will capture the interest of children - my grandsons watched this last night at their house with their parents and their dad said they loved it!
  • Animated movie with a story-line and humor adults will enjoy
  • Animated short is so funny - and the baby at the end could have been my grandson Shane . . . he regularly tosses his food to his dog Gimli and of course, Gimli is very happy to "clean up" after Shane!
Disney says; "With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy adventure which introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends -- adrenaline junky Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred -- who transform into a band of unlikely heroes. Bring home Disney's Big Hero 6, featuring comic-book-style action and hilarious, unforgettable characters -- it's fun for the whole family!"

I totally agree; Big Hero 6 absolutely is "fun for the whole family"! Action, characters and a story which will capture and keep your attention from the start and leave you cheering at the end, Big Hero 6 is sure to be a family favorite! But, more importantly, this grandma enjoyed the movie because it has some excellent, solid messages for families to talk about. Hiro has to make several choices throughout the movie; will he use his intelligence to bet upon and fight robots (the betting is illegal) or will he go to school to use his gift to help others? Will he respond in anger, hate and revenge or will he forgive and choose not to harm someone who caused him great loss and pain? Will he choose to put himself at risk to help someone who needs his help or protect himself? Throughout their lives our grandchildren will be faced with decisions, too. They will need to learn to make wise choices; choices which show they love God and others and while Big Hero 6 is not a "Christian" movie, it does give families the opportunity to talk about making wise choices.

I'm so happy to see this new animated movie from Disney is one which will not only be enjoyed - greatly - but one which challenges children to make wise choices! Big Hero 6 will make an excellent addition to your home movie collection. Tremendously well done, Disney!

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