Big Hero 6

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

[Alternate title to this post: "Why You Should Drop Everything and See 'Big Hero 6' Immediately".]

I finally saw "Big Hero 6" with a group of some close girlfriends of mine. I'm a huge Disney fan to begin with, but a movie really hasn't pulled on my heartstrings quite like this one has. Nor have I pulled for the main character so much. Let's just say that in short, I think it deserved its Oscar win.

"Big Hero 6" takes place in the absolutely adorable San Fransokyo (San Fran with a significant Tokyo influence), and it revolves around the quest of Hiro Hamada, a brilliant teenager who wants to get to the bottom of a mystery that caused a huge tragedy in his life. Along the way, he has help from his brother Tadashi's healthcare robot Baymax and several college friends from the technological university he just enrolled into. This is literally all I can say about the plot without spoiling anything.

"Big Hero 6" deals with pretty heavy subject matter - death of a loved one - but it deals with it in a way that I think can help others. There's a strong push towards the importance of reaching out to others when you need help, and that it's okay to work through your emotions in times of need. Also, there's the lesson that the toughest of problems can be solved by looking at them from a different angle.

Let's talk about this for a second: wouldn't it make sense to relate that "different angle" to looking at things and dealing with problems with God's help?

Everyone is going to have their struggles. This world is not perfect, and because of a fallen world, we're going to deal with not-so-pleasant things. However, God is there to help, even when we think "we've got this," or we think that we know exactly how to solve the problem before us.

It's nice to see a message like that in candy colors and with a Marvel and Disney touch.

Have y'all seen "Big Hero 6" yet? What did you think of it?

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