So I made pizza, popped popcorn and was excited to watch the new movie I had gotten from Walmart with my kids: Big Hero 6. We had not seen it before, had actually wanted to go to the movies to see it, and from all the reviews we had checked out, it looked promising to our robotic, sci-fi loving family.
While the preview looked cute, though somewhat sad, I had high hopes.
It was intense!
I did not expect I would just cry through huge parts of this movie as much as I laughed! The main character is going through major grief and his actions reflected that grief. If you have ever known anyone who has experienced grief, this movie embodies that. Just add a villain, humor and nerds who do cool science stuff and there you have Big Hero 6. Oh, and don’t forget the cute, huggable robot!
I love the super suits and the friends. They crack me up. And Baymax is just this loveable inflatable robot who is so big he knocks into things and has a hard time moving. In one part he deflates really loudly when he was suppose to be quiet when he went through a window! That was hilarious! We cracked up because they needed to be so quiet.
For my family, where the boys love robotics, the beginning was hugely interesting. We love seeing inventors inventing and Hero hoping to go to college. But the mind control on the mini bots the boy created was a little weird.
Hiro losing his brother so intensely was hard to watch. His bonding with Baymax was sweet, but him changing the program on it at one part of the movie was wrong where he tells Baymax to destroy someone (which is not part of the robot’s makeup). He does make the right decisions at the end and works through his grief by the end so it really comes out to be a pretty good movie.
My family’s thoughts? My oldest, who is going to be 10 in a couple of weeks, said he liked it and wanted to watch again. My daughter, who is 7, said she liked it as well and I think she really appreciated that the girls were cool. My 6 year old son said he did not like it and after he watched it the first time he was afraid to go to bed. It was a lot for him but the second time he watched it he was able to enjoy the parts with Baymax more and you can hear him quoting the movie. (He is a lot more sensitive and maybe watching it during the day instead of at night would have been better over all?) He still won’t say that this is a movie he likes, but that’s okay. 🙂
This movie has a happy ending and now that I have watched it more than once I love this movie!
So just be aware of where your kids are at. Second time is the charm. I did not cry at all during the second time and was able to enjoy all the cool gadgets and friendships of the characters. It was really sweet. Don’t watch this movie if you are down like I was because I think that is what got me. Maybe I needed a good cry? 😉
Have a great day!