Disney have had less success with films for young boys than they have with films for young girls, "Mars Needs Moms" and "Wreck it Ralph" just couldn't compete with the meg hits that were "Frozen" and "Tangled". Disney aim for the boys again with their latest animated film.
Loosely based on a long forgotten Marvel Comic series "Big Hero 6" tells the story of a boy and his 10ft-tall inflatable robot called Baymax. The problem with Baymax is that he's more like the marshmallow monster from "Ghostbusters" than a sleek modern designed robot.
Set in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo "Big Hero 6" see 14 year old genius Hiro Hamada investigating the suspicious death of his elder brother Tadashi in a fire at an event where Hiro unveiled his micro bots, micro bots being small intelligent robots no bigger than the size of a finger that can combine together to form anything that your mind can imagine. Before Tadashi died he invented a medical robot that he called Baymax.
As Hiro looks for his brothers killer he befriends Baymax and recruits four of his brothers friends, there's Gogol, Wasabi and Honey Lemon, each of them have their own engineering specialism that they bring on-board to help Hiro, finally there's a sixth member in comic book geek Fred whose costume of choice happens to be a that of a rubber fire breathing dragon.
With some great animation and fantastic use of 3D "Big Hero 6" is great fun from start to finish. It has enough action and excitement to keep the average child amused for the duration of its running time and don't forget to stay until after the credits for an extra added scene.