Extra Cinema: Big Hero (PG)

Big Hero 6 with Baymax. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Disney. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.
Big Hero 6 with Baymax. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Disney. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.

Starring: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit

Directors: Donn Hall, Chris Williams

Never underestimate the soothing power of a hug.

With one simple squish, you can provide comfort, encouragement or a simple how-do-you-do that transcends a thousand well-chosen words.

Big Hero 6 is the cinematic equivalent of a warm hug, embracing the old-fashioned family values of the Walt Disney brand alongside cutting-edge computer technology that audiences now expect to dazzle their senses.

Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams marry dizzying action sequences that look even more spectacular in 3D to an emotionally rich story of a lonely boy’s unshakeable bond with his self-inflating robot protector.

The animators and script never lose sight of the central relationship of Hiro and Baymax, sketching that bond in exquisitely deft strokes.

Grown men will be choking back tears.

Big Hero 6 is preceded by Patrick Osborne’s Oscar nominated short Feast.

Rating: 8/10