Big Hero 6 is a cute movie about a big white marshmallow who…. Wears battle armor and knows how to pound fists?? Okay let’s be honest here Big Hero 6 is an adorable movie about a big white marshmallow who was designed to help people by administering first aid and a multitude of other medical procedures. Created by Tadashi Hamada in the robotics center of his university, Baymax is our loveable, huggable, warrior Marshmallow!
But our story isn’t about Tadashi (played by Daniel Henney) it is actually about Hiro Hamada (Ryan Porter) as he deals with tragedy. A robotics prodigy, to the point where he can beat most if not all seasoned miniature robot battlers, Hiro lives with his aunt Cass Hamada (Maya Rudolph!!) and has recently been accepted to the school his brother went to, alongside his brother’s best friends GoGo (Jamie Chung), Honey Lemon (Génesis Rodriguez), Wasabi (Damon Wayans, Jr.), and Fred (T.J. Miller).
All of them are incredibly intelligent and talented and for the most part all of the science they are using in the film is accurate (albeit its application might be a little less so). The tragedy, though, strikes on the day where Hiro is presenting his microbots to the Department Head of the Robotics Center at the university, where a fire breaks out and kills the Department Head, Robert Callaghan (James Cromwell), and Tadashi Hamada.
Months after his brother’s death, Baymax is accidentally activated when Hiro hurts himself, as is Baymax’s natural protocol. It is at this very same moment that the only microbot that Hiro still has activates and seems to be going somewhere, in a moment of disinterest and annoyance Hiro tells Baymax to figure out where it’s heading. Baymax, the literal adorable marshmallow that he is, takes Hiro’s direction as you might think… directly.
Hiro, forced to track Baymax down, eventually finds him just as Baymax has located the place the microbot was headed, which leads into an even grimmer discovery than one could possibly imagine. Someone has stolen Hiro’s tech and mass produced it for nefarious purposes.
Unfortunately the police are as effective as you’d think they’d be when a child came running into their station with tales of fancy… despite the fact that they live in San Fransokyo which is clearly a hub for robotics technology so you’d actually think the police might be on the up and up on something like this.
By the next encounter, it becomes obvious that Hiro and Baymax simply cannot do this alone, so they enlist Goo, Honey Lemon, Wasabi, and Fred and form the Power Avengers….! Oh, okay well maybe not the Power Avengers (Which isn’t trademarked so yay!), but they do form a group that uses their technological savviness to find, stop, and apprehend whoever it is who stole Hiro’s tech, because it had supposedly been destroyed in the fire this does logically lead into the theory that whoever stole it also killed Tadashi and Professor Callaghan.
This is an adorable movie for people of all ages and walks of life. So give it a GoGo and see what you think!