Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios/Motion Pictures

Big Hero 6

16:33 November 21, 2014
By: David Vicari

*** out of ****

Big Hero 6 is typical super hero fodder, but that's okay. It's entertaining, if familiar, fantasy adventure. This computer animated feature from Disney and Marvel concerns kid inventor Hiro (voice of Ryan Potter) as he attempts to figure out who stole his invention, as well as who is responsible for his brother's death. To solve these mysteries, Hiro puts together a team of super heroes from a pool of wiz kids.

The most charming part of Big Hero 6 is the bond between Hiro and an inflatable medical robot, Baymax (Scott Adsit), who was created by Hiro's brother. Baymax easily steals the film, and he supplies most of the movie's humor as well as its heart.

Big Hero 6 has colorful animation that is inspired by Japanese anime. It's visually exciting even though the actual 3D adds little to the equation. So, you don't need to shell out the big bucks to see this in 3D, because it's just as good in 2D.

Preceding Big Hero 6 is the delightful short, Feast, about a Boston Terrier's ever changing life and his love for his human. Brilliantly, it' all told through the pup's mealtime. 

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