Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) graduated High School at 13, and since then he’s been spending his time at Bot Fights. He hustles older robot controllers. His older brother is not impressed. Tadashi (Daniel Henney) thinks Hiro should be doing more with his life, and so he brings him to “Nerd School” where he works. Hiro is impressed. And now he wants in, so he designs a new sort of robot, a microbot. It isn’t very impressive on its own, but when combined with hundreds, or thousands of other other microbots they are almost unstoppable.
But tragedy strikes, Hiro’s brother is killed in a fire, leaving Hiro with only his aunt. Their parents died when Hiro was three. But Tadashi also leaves behind the project he was working on, a personal health robot, Baymax (Scott Adsit).
I have to say that I really enjoyed this film. I loved the design of the city, a blend of San Francisco and Tokyo, the wind turbines to generate power (I presume) were awesome. I loved the design and character of Baymax.
The story itself was a little by the numbers, and the rest of the cast were typical kids film stock characters. With maybe a tad more heart.
I don’t think I’ll be running out to watch it again in a hurry, but I certainly enjoyed it, and so did the children at the screening I went to.