Big Hero 6

Rated 3.0

A Marvel comic book reconfigured to look and sound like an animated McDonald's commercial, Big Hero 6 is still the most tolerable film to be released under the Marvel banner in years, even if the superhero origin story stuff is the least interesting piece. The film takes place in the futuristic, East-West hybrid city of San Fransokyo, and the story follows a 13 year-old computer prodigy named Hiro Hamada, who forms a bond with an inflatable robot after his brother's death. Despite a chaotic narrative that bloats the running time to nearly two hours, Big Hero 6 is a colorful and fast-paced entertainment, easily watchable and easily forgotten, like a shiny new toy that isn't much fun to play with. It is preceded by the six-minute Feast, an enchanting Disney short that offers all of the warmth and soul that Big Hero 6 lacks.