Now that Disney owns Marvel (and other things besides) I’ve been waiting for an animated adaptation of a Marvel comic book…and a few months ago, news came out that we were gonna get one.
‘Big Hero 6,’ the next CGI film from the creators of Wreck-It-Ralph, Tangled and Frozen, is based on one of Marvel’s more obscure titles, a limited series of the same name set in Japan. The teaser trailer was released two months ago and got me extremely excited. Then the legit trailer came out.
And I was in unprecedented tears.
There is A LOT of promise in this trailer. Great action sequences, classic training/suit-up scenes, fun team dynamic and the animation– gosh, LOOK AT THAT ANIMATION. Eye candy everywhere! Plus the character designs have transitioned wonderfully from the comic page to the animated screen (Honey Lemon’s purse!) and the music they used, in this trailer at least, is perfect to a T.
In the comics, Hiro (the central character) programmed Baymax with the brain engrams of his dead father (weird, I know) but the film treats this rather differently. From what it looks like, Hiro’s older brother is the one who passed away, leaving Baymax the robot behind to look after his younger bro. This is what really got my attention, so now I’m interested to see how the film will handle it.
Add that to layers of scenes of Baymax and Hiro protecting, saving, defenestrating with and conflicting with each other, and I smell some heartwarming character development, probably the likes of which we’ve never seen from Disney before. Also, this film being set in a futuristic fusion of San Francisco and Tokyo, and you get a great interracial cast. ASIAN REPRESENTATION. FIIIIIIIIINALLY!
As with all trailer reviews, I leave this here with the fond hope that it will not disappoint. Big Hero 6 hits theaters in October 2014, so if you like Marvel, East/West culture fusion and inexperienced teenagers trying to fight crime, go and check out the latest trailer here!