Big Hero 6 – Film Review

Disney's elaborate animation is a hugely entertaining romp filled with outrageous action and knowing humour

As with 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, you’d have to be the most obsessive of Marvel completists to own the eight comics featuring Japanese superhero team Big Hero 6. And, just like with the Guardians film, that doesn’’t matter at all. This elaborate animation finds 14-year-old Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter) and his inflatable robot nurse, Baymax (Scott Adsit), teaming up with four science students to fight a conspiracy in the beautiful west-east mash-up city of San Fransokyo. Outrageous action, knowing nod-and-wink humour, a Stan Lee cameo – all the usual Marvel boxes get ticked: but there’s a sentimental heartbeat and some painterly framing which mean this hugely enjoyable romp retains its unique character.