Reason for watching it
: I have a feeling I saw a trailer for it and thought it looked fun, and jack
independently thought of it as a film we might both enjoy. It's had really surprisingly little buzz, goodness knows there's enough Disney fans, both adult and child, in my social circles. Circumstances of watching it
: I had a weekend that was in some ways wonderful, cos I got to spend time with people I really like, including khalinche
. But in some ways a bit difficult, because I scheduled too many social things and didn't have quite enough time or focus for any of them, and I didn't handle communicating about this very well. Anyway, in the middle of this jack
and I managed to plan a date to mark three years of marriage and seven years together. So, film.Verdict
: Big Hero 6
is a lovely piece of animation, albeit in service of a weak plot. ( detailed review )
I found the film really endearing and exciting and just the thing for a date. I'd also be really intrigued to see it with children in the age-range of its target audience. I mean, I like it better than pretty much any other children's film I've seen since Wall·E
, but I can see why something like Frozen
was more commercially successful.
The showing also included a short, Feast
, which I didn't really love. It has a very cute puppy, but the animation wasn't particularly great and the storyline is your basic boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy proves his love by stalking girl shtick, and the cute puppy doesn't much make me favour that plot shape.