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Reviews: Big Hero 6 (2014)

big_hero_6Reviews for this film from our members:

  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: La primera fusión animada entre Disney y Marvel queda como una película notable, pero no brillante. La magia inicial da paso a los fuegos artificiales y a la diversión para la chavalada, y lo cierto es que tampoco hay que pedirle más.
  • William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: For all the fanciful superhero hijinks Big Hero 6 has to offer, for all the many hilarious jokes and genuinely breathtaking action sequences, what Don Hall and Chris Williams’ film captures best is the heartbreaking-turned-heartwarming emotional journey of its Hiro.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A lively and creative animated film about a robot with heart, empathy, compassion, and gentleness.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: This doesn’t top Pixar’s “The Incredibles,” but doggoned it if it doesn’t come close.
  • Samuel Castro @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Disney toma una historia de Marvel y la convierte en una aventura simpática y divertida, que mezcla elementos culturales y tecnológicos de forma original.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: a terrific film in its first half, where screenwriters…have rejiggered the characters into a bunch of science and engineering geeks, but once its super hero aspects kick in, the film becomes derivative and tedious.
  • Andy Crump @ Paste Magazine
    • Excerpt: Thrilling, well-crafted set pieces are only one aspect of what makes blockbusters like this tick. The bond between a boy and his android makes up the rest.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Beneath the surface of the film’s sleek design and seamless animation (not to mention the fact that a futuristic setting allows it to exist separately from the continuity of the MCU) the shift away from live-action gives Big Hero 6 a different emotional tone to its predecessors. In short: being a cartoon allows Big Hero 6 to be both goofier and more earnest than Iron Man et al.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: What is lacking is the grander scale and more meaningful themes of animated classics like its closest predecessor, Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Big Hero 6 me parece que está bien, aunque no comparto la euforia general, ya que aunque visualmente es sobresaliente, con unas escenas de acción increíblemente buenas, y de tener muchísimo encanto y ser divertida, el guión es bastante flojo.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The humor and especially the charm are slowly but surely drained from the proceedings, and in their place, Big Hero 6 supplies only routine and formula.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Big Hero 6’ is exactly what you would hope for from the collaboration of Disney and Marvel, both visually and narratively.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Bouncy and beguiling, it’s family fare that values brains over brawn.
  • Steven Greydanus @ National Catholic Register
    • Excerpt: May be a bit too glib to reach the heights of The Incredibles or The Iron Giant, but if you can’t have Brad Bird, this is pretty much the next best thing.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Baymax conveys so much with so little. His expressionless face is two dots connected by a line, but his sweet innocence comes through in every scene.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Joyous and exhilarating. A fresh and funny animated adventure that subverts genre clichés at every turn.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: A Scooby-Doo mystery wrapped in 21st century robotics.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Big Hero 6 not only has what it takes to be a witty, vibrant, lump-in-your-throat entertainment enjoyed by kids and parents alike, but the fact that it has a heart as big as Baymax makes it that much more special.
  • Oktay Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: “Big Hero 6” scoops up a little known Marvel comic property and turns it into an entertaining, sweet animated affair.
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: It offers a welcome spin on the established Marvel formula. When its spotlights are on its characters, ‘Big Hero 6’ shines brightest.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • James Plath @ Family Home Theater
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVDTalk
    • Excerpt: It takes just about every comic book cliché and throws them into a Pixar cuisinart and tries to make something new and family-friendly via melding the various Disney brands, but what comes out the other side is dull and predictable and lacking in any clever spin on the material.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: Of all the recent Disney animated features Big Hero 6 is the most engaging. It’s a fun little movie that meshes a Pixar-style animated adventure with a palette borrowed from anime, while cashing in the billion dollar superhero juggernaut that the Disney studio is currently making possible.
  • Diego Salgado @ IGN España [Spanish]
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: The best part of Big Hero 6 was the touching, heart-warming short film, Feast, that preceded it, that tells the tale of a dog’s life. There was more heart and emotion in that five minute film than in the bloated entirety of Big Hero 6.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Basically a genial, good-natured boys’ adventure, and if it stumbles somewhat in the second hour, when it becomes more derivative and action-oriented, it remains likable to the end.
  • Sarah Ward @ FilmInk
Updated: July 7, 2015 — 4:24 pm

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