Rating : 6/10
Release Date : 7th November, 2014
Time : 108 minutes
Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams; Writer: Don Hall, Jordan Roberts based on the comic by Duncan Rouleau and Steven T Seagle; Music : Henry Jackman
Starring : (voices of) Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, TJ Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr, Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph
The first fifteen minutes here are really great – expand how we think, what is possible in the world of science, robotics. The first half is pretty good – slightly predictable but we are quite invested in our boy hero, his angst and his inventions – and await more stuff like we saw in the beginning. The second half really unravels though, logically inconsistent, moving from a good, personal, albeit tech based story into superhero territory. However, the huge, ungainly but extremely lovable BayMax, our friendly health companion probably does enough to salvage the film.
Hiro, our hero, is a young child prodigy who’s finished high school by 13 and is currently using his brains to win at Bot-Fighting. His elder brother, also a science genius, luckily is around to help when needed and show him the way. When an accident causes his untimely death, his invention, BayMax and some friends from the science lab have to step in to help Hiro rediscover his path and his true self. Set in the city of San Fransokyo – a kind of Japanese version of San Fransisco – the film has its share of funny moments, endearing characters. But where it really scores is with its techie, nerdy stuff – its inventiveness, its zaniness, its combination of flair and science – helping us think beyond what is available today. Just for that alone, this one is worth taking the kids to !