Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Big Hero 6
I saw Disney's adaptation of the Marvel comic "Big Hero 6," and found it contained some intriguing surprises:
1) It takes place in "San Fran-Tokyo," which seems to be the result of some kind of rapid and bizarre continental drift resulting in Tokyo merging with San Francisco. The result is a little disconcerting.
2) The puffy hero-robot has some great moment. It is almost a return to physical comedy-- the kind that Buster Keaton and his contemporaries did so well.
3) My favorite thing about the whole movie is that in the end the hero's highest and best use is as a medical services provider.