On the story front, the themes of using your gifts to be heroic, bonds between love ones we have or lost and revenge corrupts even the best of people. Hiro and his friends are scientific geniuses that seem to be the last people to be super heroes but they mange to do just that when Hiro wants to investigate the connection between his inventions, his brother's death in a fire and a mysterious masked kabuki mask. Its the strong bond between friends that drives to stand up and be heroes for the sake of others. How revenge corrupts is a driving theme also...if you lose someone you care about deeply, the sheer grief can drive one hell bent on revenge to the point the damage will be devastating as outline in the antagonist's motives and what almost happens to Hiro. The humor is also working...hahaha Baymax is just stealing the show with his lighter then air waddle, vocal delivery-personality and ummm COUGH letting out air....hairy baby! Oh yeh Hiro's Broom.
On the artistic front...wow! The Asian-North America influence and the extensive animation foundation is very strong as present in the sweeping opening shot of San Fransokoyo's city scape from above alight with neon at night and the initial test flight of Baymax's thrusters. The world feels awesome...its east meets west as highlighted in the Japanese style architecture mixing with the feel of San Francisco ex. the "Painted Ladies" and street cars. The texture and feel of the world itself feel rich and lavish, from the brickwork and rust of buildings, Baymax's very soft and hugable body, the microbots and the world breaking apart into debris rapidly in the final battle. I was amazed by Baymax's soft body....felt very soft and believable in weight despite it being a balloon mass and impressed at the fact i could partially see the textured surface of the vinyl fabric. The microbots were very impressive to see visually...imagine seeing a bunch of tiny itty bitty little bots moving in perfect mechanical harmony as they ebb and flow like a liquid mass on screen and in 3-D....also a bit unsettling at the same time, when they attack our heroes.
Well what do you think of Big Hero 6?