Big Hero 6
Thoroughly predictable but entertaining nonetheless. Ever since Tangled, Disney has blown me away with the incredible quality of animation in each film. Visually stunning. A worthy animated superhero movie successor to Pixar's Incredibles.
Personal Rating: 7 fist-bumps out of 10.
More Thoughts (SPOILERS)
- Loved the imagination and creativity with the tech.
- Loved the fluidity of the animation... and the speed!
- Did I mention how gorgeous everything looks?
- The hair tech developed for Tangled was money well spent.
- I like that they didn't try to address things such as realism and plausibility. It's an animated superhero movie; get as crazy and over-the-top as you want. The more the better. The movie benefits from just going with it and declining to comment on potential issues such as how incredibly expensive all the tech would be or how irresponsibly dangerous it would be to tape laser blades to an uncoordinated klutz or the ethical dilemma of weaponizing themselves and becoming an untrained vigilante squad, etc. Because the movie was consistently extraordinary, it can just say "this is how it is" or "that just happened" and the audience is able to suspend disbelief and say "ok!". When faced with a choice between plausibility and fun, Big Hero 6 chose fun every time- imagination unadulterated by the shackles of realism.
- Would have liked to see more teamwork elements in combat a la the X-men.
- Conventional plot and stock characters but that's okay, not every movie has to strive so hard to be original. At least the plot didn't get in the way of the true heart of the movie and I don't think the movie spent an excessive amount of time dwelling on cliched emotional tropes, which I appreciated. I felt like the movie touched on it just enough for us to understand each character's motivations (such as Hiro and Callahan's emotional distress) and then it moved on.
- Dialogue felt stilted and was generally pretty weak overall but that's understandable since the main demographic is children.