Let me start by saying that this is the movie I couldn’t stop thinking about days after I saw it in the cinema. And when I say ‘couldn’t stop thinking about it’, I mean more then I usually would.
This is one of those movies that I wanted to see SO badly! In 2013, Disney made Frozen which was a smash hit. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, but I wasn’t really thrilled about it. So much singing! I’m more of an adventurous type. So when I first saw the trailer for this movie, I thought: ‘This looks totally AWESOME!!! Come on Disney, just don’t let me down on this one!’ And, as it turns out, it became one of my favorite animated movies of all time. It is heart-warming, as well as heart-breaking, funny, plus, it has a marshmallow robot in it! What else could you wish for? Adventure? Yes, there’s plenty of that. A surprising twist? Yes, you have that too. Stan Lee? Yes, you also have Stan Lee.
Big Hero 6. Photo: Disney
And this brings me to a very interesting theory: Is Big hero 6 actually the first Marvel animated movie? This theory was going wild on the Internet for a while, and it DOES make sense if you really think about it. Now, let`s really think about it:
[Warning: The remainder of the article contains spoilers]
☑ Every character in the MCU has some kind of a tragic past. So does Hero. He lost his parents when he was just a little kid, and then he loses his older brother Tadashi in a fire. Tragic past ‒ check.
☑ Although Hero discovers the enemy by accident, later on he becomes guided by revenge and he gets caught up in it. Revenge ‒ check.
☑ Also, I couldn’t have NOT noticed their armors. In one scene of the movie, when Hero’s friends catch him and Baymax is still seeking for the villain, Go Go asks: ‘Why is Baymax wearing carbon-viber underpants?’ Don’t the MCU superheroes have metal armor (in some of the movies even vibranium is mentioned)? And Hero’s armor reminds me so much of Iron Man’s. Therefore, cool metal armor ‒ check.
☑ Then, we have the bad guy with a mask. Classic. But I was so surprised when it turned out to be Callaghan and not Krei. I thought that it was possible they would pull a trick like that, but then I said to myself ‘No way, this is a kids’ movie, they won’t do that’. Guess I was wrong. So, a bad guy with a mask ‒ check.
☑ However, the one thing I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it ‒ the cameo appearance of Stan Lee. Remember that shot when the gang is at Fred’s house and the camera shows the picture of his family on the wall, just for a couple of seconds? Yeah, I do to. I was so confused! But that was the moment when I said to myself: ‘Yes, you ARE watching a Marvel movie. A little less action-packed, with a little less violence than usual, but a Marvel movie.’ So, Stan Lee ‒ check.
☑ Finally, the last thing on my list is the one that completely blew my mind: the after-credits scene! And Stan Lee ‒ again! I left the cinema just when the credits started rolling because that idea didn’t even cross my mind. I saw it when I was re-watching the movie at home and I was like: ‘WHAT!!! WHAAAAAAT!!!’ No, seriously, I was screaming and jumping all over the room like crazy. The after-credits scene ‒ check.
Big Hero 6 is one of my all-time favorites. Five shiny stars from me!