There is perhaps one emotional moment in life we will all experience at some time: grief. The pain of losing someone we love is extremely difficult to bear. Big Hero 6 tackles this subject in such an incredible, family-friendly way.
Big Hero 6
Unfortunately we all must go through loss. It’s an element of life we cannot escape. And, for some, it comes far too soon. In fact, for Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter), he is facing this very real pain at the young age of 14 in Big Hero 6. And it’s not the first time for him. Although, it IS perhaps the hardest.
Left with only memories and his brother’s Personal Healthcare Companion robot, Baymax, Hiro must make choices that will forever shape his own future. Quite honestly, decisions that will impact not only his life but, possibly, many others as well. Feeling alone and lost without Tidashi, life begins to take turns he could never have prepared for.
Baymax and Hiro set out on a journey searching for answers. Looking for reasons and a purpose for the events that transpired. During that discovery process, Hiro actually finds much more. Friendships in those that want to continue his brother’s legacy, as well as a robot that teaches him that life can continue. Go Go Tomago (Jamie Chung), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), and Fred (T.J. Miller) each bring their own element of strengths and character to the team as well. Together with Hiro and Baymax, the 6 of them are determined to discover the mystery taking over the city of San Fransokyo.
The element of grief plays an integral part in the theme of the movie and the overall lesson is an important one to learn:
When you lose someone they can live on through you and the choices you make.
Big Hero 6 will make you laugh, swell up with tears, and celebrate. Just as life, it is an (as my 9 year described her feelings about the movie) “emotional ride with some happy places.” And those happy places are what make life worth living. #fistbump
The adventure-filled comedy brings a new team of superheros into theaters everywhere and my children have already embraced their most huggable member: Baymax. He is a a plus-sized inflatable robot that knows his own limits and only cares about the well-being of others. Sacrifices must be made in order to ensure that each patient is satisfied with their care.
Oh how I wish I had my own Baymax.
Go ahead. Go #MeetBaymax NOW!
Big Hero 6 is the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios and opens in theaters everywhere today, November 7th. Plus, follow the #BigHero6Event hashtag for more from the behind-the-scenes interviews coming soon.