X-posted from facebook for the first bit, and the rest for here... not sure why it matters...but it seems like a thing people usually disclaim, so there it is...Also spoilers for the movie below, I'm not sure if this thread was ever declared as a spoiler zone.
"Well Big Hero 6 is indeed really really great. It is every bit as adorable, cute and heart warming as the trailer sells it as, I haven't laughed that much at movie in a looong while. Easily one of the best animated movies of the past couple years. Although I don't think it quite lives up to the "BEST MOVIE EVER" descriptor some people I've seen giving it, it does hit a couple of as you know moments really hard on the head, and it does slip into a couple storytelling cliches at a couple points that kinda bring it down on the whole. Between this and Wreck It Ralph, I'd still have to give it to WIR, but not by much.
It's also another SOLID entry into my "Don't you DARE tell me you can't make X character relatable and lovable, don't you DARE." encyclopedia."
So all in all, yes, I really really enjoyed, but maybe it was just me but there seemed to be a lot of surface level emotional thinking going on, a lot of as you knowing by everyone, and a few really key moments being played out as the straight cliche versions being balanced out by the sheer adorableness and humor of everything else going on. I mean the bad guys reasoning is literally "You killed my daughter, prepare to die." and he has a line that is almost literally that. I have known Inigo Montoya, and you sir, are no Inigo Montoya. I was basically waiting for the brother to die from the instant he appeared on screen... and was /half/ expecting him to turn out to be the bad guy... which actually come to think, could have been really cool if they played it into the whole supervillian thing... set up some sort of mind reactive drug at the student showcase that reacts to the fire...
sorry...what was I talking about?
Oh right... at the end of the day, the universe and humour of this world is so freaking cool and well thought out and interesting and different, that the actual story beats of what happens feel really plain and over used. And I just wish a bit more time had gone into making those rough spots measure up to the rest of the movie. My main point being...is that I never felt that in Wreck It Ralph, ever, every moment, every character beat every emotional beat feels earned and fluid and natural. Whereas BH6 does unfortunately feel a little more rusty at some points.
I haven't seen Frozen, so I can't make that comparison.
Now ALL that said, in EVERY SINGLE ASPECT except the ones I talked about above this movie is firing on EVERY SINGLE GODDAMNED CYLINDER it has. The art design is amazing, as I've mentioned repeatedly, but it cannot be stated enough, the humour is FANTASTIC, Baymax is...and I don't say this lightly...ADORABLE AS FUCK, the characters when they aren't momentarily turning into stilted as you know machines are natural and relatable but in a slightly stylized way that just meshes together perfectly, I absolutely love the whole Tokyo/San Francisco mash-up with really really advanced technology just at peoples finger tips and the whole way that's presented (especially in the university lab) it just feels really fresh and interesting in a way nothing else has in a long while and the nanobot animation is insanely cool and terrifying. And then like Eddie said, SO AWESOME to see such a pro science message being put out there.
So I will definitely DEFINITELY be adding this to my rotation of go to animated movies when I'm looking for something to watch, it's just kind of a shame it couldn't nail down those last couple things and be perfect.
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