This past weekend our family enjoyed watching Disney’s Big Hero 6. It’s an action-packed, animated film based on a lesser-known superhero comic. It is the story of Hiro, a 14-year-old boy of exceptional intelligence and how the events in his life change his path. The story also deals with grief, loss and the importance of friendship. It is emotional and hilarious. I think all age kids would enjoy this movie because the story is mature but the antics are amusing. The only concern would be for a young child who might be sensitive to the death of a character but that is not new for Disney movies.
It is also more geared around boys, as most action comics are, however there are decent female characters too. I think the humor would appeal to all genders. I really loved this movie and so did my husband so I think it is great for the family and not something the parents must be dragged to. The robot character Baymax is very endearing. He is built to heal and not hurt which is a nice message. He is also very funny as this mix of action hero meets loving nurse.
I was also, as a parent, happy that they showed the characters working hard to achieve goals and not giving up. I’m always looking for a teaching point with my kids and this gave me a good one. Keep trying and you can do great things! This was one of the best kid’s movies I’ve seen in a long time. Check it out!