Big Hero 6 (Don Hall/Chris Williams, 2014)

January 30, 2015


Set in gorgeously-designed futuristic city San Fransokyo, the world of Disney superhero animation Big Hero 6 is one big mishmash of Asian and American cultures – more Joss Whedon’s Firefly than Whedon’s monocultural The Avengers.

Japanese-American lead Hiro (Potter) is a teenage tech genius squandering his skills in illegal underground hustling, until his similarly brilliant older brother Tadashi (Henney) puts him on a more productive collegiate path. Tragedy strikes after Hiro’s entrance exam, however, and the young lad’s world is turned upside down by (spoiler alert) his brother’s death via a mysterious university fire…

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