I'll admit that just from seeing the trailers, I wasn't so sure about it. I thought the big puffy marshmallow looking robot guy looked cute, but I just didn't get it. I didn't see this being a Disney movie that many could relate to, but...then I saw it! Wow! It is a really good movie! It is funny. It is sweet and caring with big heart. It has memorable characters and a relatable story line. It truly has everything.
The story is basically an origin story for a group of unexpected superheroes. Hiro is a 14 year old genius who is basically bored with no direction in his life until his older brother and his group of science "nerds" show him all the great things he can be doing with science. He is inspired to invent something to change the world for the annual robotics competition. Something goes wrong, a villian appears, and thus there is a need for superheroes to save the world!
Not only is this movie fun, and funny, but it also shines a bright light on science. It shows boys and girls that it's okay to be a "nerd". It's okay to like science and math, to be a quirky and different. And, it shows that you don't have to be big and strong to make a difference in the world.
I love what Disney has done with this movie, and, as a Disney passholder, I can't wait to see what they do with it at the parks. I could totally see this be an EPCOT highlight. A nice revamp to the imagination area perhaps? I know I want my picture taken with Baymax!
Oh, and by the way, if you go see it, which you totally should, Keep an eye out for the wonderful Stan Lee. He's in there somewhere.
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