Big Hero 6 Awesomeness

What can I say? This movie had me fooled.

Despite Disney’s ridiculous attempt at advertising (I had no idea this movie was about super heroes), and my annoying inability to commit to movies I don’t conceptually understand after seeing the preview, I still managed to drive myself to the theater to watch a giant, talking, plastic bag. I mean, let’s face it …

1. THERE IS/WAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN THE THEATERS TO GO SEE AT ALL - I had no other choice.

and

2. THERE IS/WAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN THE THEATERS TO GO SEE AT ALL - I had no other choice.

That being said. I still think Disney should have warned me about what I was getting myself into.

Synopsis (possible spoiler alert):
Meet Hiro, a 13 year old genius with a knack for hustling elite robot fighters. He’s a genius with no real direction in life.

Enter Tadashi, the older brother who thinks Hiro’s “genius” would be better served at college.
At college we meet an outstandingly bizarre group of nerds (Go-Go, Fred, Honey Lemon, and Wasabi) and Baymax, Tadashi’s lovable robot health care professional.

Hiro’s creation of the microbot is the perfect invention to get him into college, but an evil man destroys everything.

With the help of Baymax and 4 of the coolest nerd superheroes you’ll ever meet, Hiro stirs up a plan to take down the villain. Coolest movie ever.

This movie was my everything. It reminds you what is really important in life by tearing out your soul over and over and over again. For reals, I needed 3 boxes of tissues for this one folks.

It’s perfect for the whole family.

B+

Those Forgettable Penguins of Madagascar


Penguins of Madagascar -


Ok ok. So initially the plan was to see Big Hero 6, but on this particular day (Thanksgiving), 6 was sold out and we had to settle for Penguins of Madagascar. Hashtag Sadface.

Was it good you ask?

My 6 year old self would tell you that I loved this movie mostly because it had animal characters. The North Wind was a CIA-type crime fighting team that featured a polar bear, a wolf, an owl and a seal. They would have been my favorite. They looked so much cooler than the actual penguins.

Unfortunately, I’m not 6 years old and The North Wind turned out to be a huge disappointment, to say the least.

Here are some other problems I had with the movie.

First:
The animation was very linear and rigid. I prefer circular and wholesome - a la Disney.

Second:
The movie lacked any real heart and emotion. It was very flat.

Third:
I can’t remember if there were 5 penguins, or 4. I’m not sure I even know what their names are.

I think this movie was intended for 6 years olds, so my recommendation is this … If you have a 6 year old, get them to the theater quick - their probs really going to love The North Wind. I know I would have.


C

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