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Solid Snake
06-30-12, 03:13 PM
http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/06/big-hero-six-img.jpg

ComingSoon.net reports (via Blue Sky Disney and It's On the Grid) that the surprise property is currently being tossed around as an animated feature film, with Winnie the Pooh's Don Hall set to direct. Rumors suggest the film could be hitting theaters as early as 2014. While no other details have been revealed, we do know that the comic superhero team is a Japan-based group developed in 1998 that originally included Silver Samurai, Sunfire, GoGo Tomago, Honey Lemon, Hiro Takachiho and Baymax.

It's unclear which of the group's team members would make the cut for a movie, especially Silver Samurai and Sunfire as they both originated in the X-Men comics (a 20th Century Fox property). Silver Samurai in particular is already rumored to be a featured character in 2013's The Wolverine.

Update: EW is now confirming that the film is in the "early stages of development," though Disney reps are not confirming which filmmakers are involved. Stay tuned for more details -- hopefully from Comic-Con in a couple of weeks!



Odd. Uhm...how does this work animated rights wise? You buy the film rights...you buy any and all film possibilities in format, no?

Deftones
07-01-12, 12:11 AM
Disney isn't fucking around with the Marvel licenses. Me likey. :up:

Solid Snake
07-01-12, 09:24 AM
Yeah. They're taking this MCU seriously. I mean...I'd never expect Guardians of the Galaxy. Of coursen I'd also never expect...the Human Fly either. I honestly wonder wtf the pitch was for that one.

Mike86
07-01-12, 12:18 PM
I don't know. Personally I see Disney buying Marvel as good and bad. On the one hand yes we're going to see some awesome movies being made. On the other you have to think eventually if they keep churning out every random character into movies that the interest is going to fade, the movies will start being less of moneymakers, and comic movies will crash. The fact that they're taking more obscure characters and doing movies of them is kind of starting to solidify this line of thought for me as it seems like Disney is hoping people will see the Marvel brand name and they'll do big business everytime.

Solid Snake
07-01-12, 12:33 PM
Possibly. Guardians of the Galaxy has potential. human fly and BH6 are odd ones.

Deftones
07-01-12, 12:53 PM
I don't know. Personally I see Disney buying Marvel as good and bad. On the one hand yes we're going to see some awesome movies being made. On the other you have to think eventually if they keep churning out every random character into movies that the interest is going to fade, the movies will start being less of moneymakers, and comic movies will crash. The fact that they're taking more obscure characters and doing movies of them is kind of starting to solidify this line of thought for me as it seems like Disney is hoping people will see the Marvel brand name and they'll do big business everytime.
but if they are making it an animated film, as speculated, it's not going to take anything away from the live action movies.

Mike86
07-01-12, 01:03 PM
Right but it's still comic book related. Once people start getting sick of them I just worry that we'll stop seeing comic movies made for a period of time. Plus let's be honest they've already got three iffy (to the general public) movies in the works that are supposed to be live action (Ant Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Human Fly). I guess I feel like the more marketable characters have been made into movies. A lot of the ones left are sort of cheesy (with exceptions of course).

Also Marvel doesn't exactly have the best record for animated features recently. Granted they've been direct to DVD/Blu-ray and I'm sure something like this will be bigger budget and they'll have Disney's animation team but still.

Giantrobo
07-01-12, 01:27 PM
Disney is being smart. They are digging deep seeing potential $$$$$ in everything Marvel has to offer.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
07-01-12, 01:59 PM
Disney/Marvel isn't making the Human Fly. It was a licensed property that Marvel doesn't own anymore.

Preterite
07-02-12, 01:56 AM
The success of The Avengers means that every Marvel team is gonna be examined for potential. X-Men and the Fantastic Four are tied up with other studios. The Defenders are Avengers-lite with weirder characters; there's no real hook to differentiate them from the A-team, their biggest name is already tied to the Avengers, and it would take far too long to set-up the rest of the kooks in one film. So yeah, third-string teams with high concepts like GotG (Space Avengers!) and BH6 (Japanese Avengers!*) are getting a shot.

Of course, my dream project would be a Heroes For Hire film set in the 70's (Exploitation Avengers!). Power Man, Iron Fist, Misty Knight, Shang-Chi, see if we can't steal Dazzler out from under Fox. Have a framing device where Nick Fury recounts his first mission, the one that led him to believe that a team like the Avengers could work. Solid!


*"Kids are all still into that mangame stuff, right?"

Deftones
05-09-13, 12:12 PM
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GSV3laJplpU?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

dex14
05-09-13, 12:19 PM
:lol: Well count me in! Geez... what am I looking at? San Francisco? Why even release something like that?

Solid Snake
05-09-13, 12:25 PM
Well that is really pretty for however long it is.

Neil M.
05-09-13, 12:59 PM
I don't know. Personally I see Disney buying Marvel as good and bad. On the one hand yes we're going to see some awesome movies being made. On the other you have to think eventually if they keep churning out every random character into movies that the interest is going to fade, the movies will start being less of moneymakers, and comic movies will crash. The fact that they're taking more obscure characters and doing movies of them is kind of starting to solidify this line of thought for me as it seems like Disney is hoping people will see the Marvel brand name and they'll do big business everytime.

I sort of agree. It'll be interesting to see how long Disney stays aggressive with both Marvel and Star Wars. I guess it will go on as long as box-office expectations are met.

dex14
12-31-13, 05:19 PM
Chris Williams has joined Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 as director, alongside helmer Don Hall. Additionally, Roy Conli has boarded the project as producer.

Williams co-directed and co-wrote the screenplay for Disney Animation’s 2008 release Bolt, for which he received an Oscar nomination for best animated feature. His writing credits (story) include Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Brother Bear for Disney. He also lent his voice to the character Oaken in Disney's current hit Frozen.

Conli previously produced the studio’s Tangled, which was released in 2010 and made $588.8 worldwide, and 2002’s Treasure Planet.

Hall previewed Big Hero 6, which is scheduled for release on Nov. 7, 2014, last summer at Disney's D23 Expo. At that time, Kristina Reed was attached to produce.

The stereoscopic 3D CG feature is inspired by the Marvel comic of the same name (and marks the first project of its kind since Disney acquired Marvel). The action comedy adventure follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who must save the city of San Francisco from a criminal plot with the help of a robot, Baymax; and Gogo, Honey Lemon, sushi chef Wasabi and fanboy Fred.

Disney Animation vet Hall directed 2011’s Winnie the Pooh and wrote the screenplay for Meet the Robinsons.

Roybq
01-01-14, 10:21 PM
This is the postcard that I picked up at D23. Definitely not San Francisco. It's:

http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130809130224/disney/images/1/15/Greetings_from_San_Fransokyo_card.jpg

superdeluxe
05-20-14, 04:35 PM
http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/7d9a51bf787b6396b60e188b5b2be50c9216a545/c=349-0-1417-803&r=x383&c=540x380/local/-/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2014/05/19//1400548468000-3BIG-HERO-SNEAKPEEK-64332686.JPG

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/900efddd324f89247c7447f4998d3e7e443f7114/c=419-0-1486-803&r=x383&c=540x380/local/-/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2014/05/19//1400548310000-2BIG-HERO-SNEAKPEEK-64332690.JPG

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/2818789a9a91c871d9cdbaecee5007cf83df89f6/c=442-0-1505-799&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2014/05/19//1400548647000-1BIG-HERO-SNEAKPEEK-64332692.JPG

Supermallet
05-20-14, 06:04 PM
I look forward to the awkwardly shoehorned-in, ill-fitting melodramatic tug at your heartstrings song sung by the latest Disney TV starlet in the middle of the film.

RocShemp
05-20-14, 06:38 PM
I look forward to the awkwardly shoehorned-in, ill-fitting melodramatic tug at your heartstrings song sung by the latest Disney TV starlet in the middle of the film.

You mean Idina Menzel? ;)

Supermallet
05-20-14, 08:07 PM
Ha, no. I mean those Disney animated films that aren't musicals but have a sappy song thrown in the middle because it was effective in Toy Story 2.

RocShemp
05-20-14, 10:14 PM
Ha, no. I mean those Disney animated films that aren't musicals but have a sappy song thrown in the middle because it was effective in Toy Story 2.

Oh, I know what you mean. I was just teasing. She's a good singer (even if I didn't like her song from Frozen and thought her song from Beowulf, though nice, was a waste of her talent).

Supermallet
05-20-14, 10:35 PM
Frozen was a disappointing movie with poor songs, but I don't blame her for that.

Solid Snake
05-21-14, 12:13 AM
I never saw frozen. Don't really know wtf that was about.

superdeluxe
05-21-14, 11:52 AM
I never saw frozen. Don't really know wtf that was about.

If you don't have kids, I think its okay to skip it.

RocShemp
05-21-14, 07:29 PM
If you don't have kids, I think its okay to skip it.

And even if you loved Tangled, you're better off just re-watching Tangled.

superdeluxe
05-21-14, 08:22 PM
Lol it's not as bad as Roc/Supermallet make it seem.

fumanstan
05-21-14, 08:32 PM
Lol it's not as bad as Roc/Supermallet make it seem.

Agreed.

Meanwhile, the images above look neat even though I have no idea who those characters are.

PhantomStranger
05-21-14, 09:08 PM
Frozen was a wonderful movie for...eight-year-old girls. Everyone else? Not so much...

Solid Snake
05-22-14, 09:32 AM
Break Frozen down for me. Is it crap?

riotinmyskull
05-22-14, 09:43 AM
Break Frozen down for me. Is it crap?

it's certainly not worthy of all the hype and praise it's received.

fumanstan
05-22-14, 11:45 AM
Frozen is pretty good.

Meanwhile, a teaser for a teaser.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lEP_rhmbtbU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

http://www.fandompost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Big-Hero-6-Poster.jpg

fumanstan
05-22-14, 01:24 PM
And the actual teaser trailer.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jtoheylsVo0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I still have no idea what this movie is really about or the source material, but the trailer is cute.

Plus it's from the makers of Frozen, so you know it's excellent ;)

Supermallet
05-22-14, 01:31 PM
Definitely cute. Feels more like Wreck It Ralph than Frozen.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
05-22-14, 01:50 PM
Looks fun. Surprised there' no mention of Marvel at all in the trailer. I know it's a Disney production first, but you'd think a Marvel logo would draw some eyes.

Solid Snake
05-22-14, 02:44 PM
I Dig it.

Odd that Disney isn't flashing the Marvel Logo.

fumanstan
06-30-14, 12:59 PM
Some character posters - http://io9.com/first-look-at-the-six-big-heroes-of-big-hero-6-1597990688

Deftones
06-30-14, 07:01 PM
posters say november 7th, but trailer says feb 2015. did it get delayed?

Matthew Chmiel
06-30-14, 08:35 PM
November 7th is the release date in North America.

February 2015 is the release date in other foreign territories.

Deftones
06-30-14, 10:12 PM
ah, that makes slightly more sense.

dex14
07-15-14, 12:20 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/AfIauWeZRms" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

fumanstan
07-15-14, 12:48 PM
Was coming to post that; that big squishy robot is going to sell a ton of toys.

RoboDad
07-15-14, 03:12 PM
It also looks like it is going to be a great movie. And it comes out the day after my birthday. Looking forward to visiting San Fransokyo. :)

Solid Snake
07-15-14, 03:16 PM
Yeah. It looks pretty funny. Really liking the Baymax animations.

rexinnih
07-15-14, 03:20 PM
Looks good. Tape part had me chuckeling.

Solid Snake
07-15-14, 03:34 PM
I liked the fall at the end.

So I'm assuming Disney isn't brandishing the Marvel logo in this cuz they don't want people to think this is part of the MCU franchise or what?

Obi-Wan Jabroni
07-15-14, 03:58 PM
I guess. You'd think they could come up with something to differentiate it while still acknowledging where it came from though. Otherwise why even mine Marvel for this kind of project?

Kal-El
07-15-14, 05:27 PM
I don't know. So far I haven't seen anything to get me excited about this movie.

Supermallet
07-15-14, 07:21 PM
The tape bit was great.

OldBoy
07-15-14, 08:08 PM
that looked really good. really good.

FantasticVSDoom
07-15-14, 10:40 PM
It also looks like it is going to be a great movie. And it comes out the day after my birthday. Looking forward to visiting San Fransokyo. :)

I agree and super excited about this one! Plus it comes out the day before my birthday :D

Why So Blu?
07-15-14, 10:43 PM
Looked great!

superdeluxe
07-16-14, 12:41 AM
This is going to make some fair amount of money. I want to see it, and my 4yo kid who is big into robots will want to see it I am sure.

RoboDad
07-16-14, 10:33 AM
And it comes out the day after my birthday.

Plus it comes out the day before my birthday :D
Party time!

RoboDad
07-16-14, 10:34 AM
I don't know. So far I haven't seen anything to get me excited about this movie.

You're just still upset over your home planet getting destroyed, and having to kill Zod. ;)

Hokeyboy
07-16-14, 12:02 PM
Sweet! It comes out exactly 3 weeks after my birthday :banana:

I wasn't blown away by the trailer. It seemed like it was trying a bit too hard to be cutesy/endearing, but I'll remain cautiously optimistic. Disney Animation has been on a massive upswing since 2009.

Also: I've heard tell that they're playing down the Marvel association in order to promote the film in Walt Disney World, in which no Marvel characters can be referenced in any of the theme parks. Don't know how true that is, and it seems a bit far-fetched. Whatever monies they can generate within WDW pale in comparison to those generated by the Majestic Marketing Might of the Merry Marvel Moniker!

Obi-Wan Jabroni
07-16-14, 12:25 PM
Sweet! This comes out exactly 3 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days before my birthday! :banana:

My Other Self
08-23-14, 10:41 AM
https://movies.yahoo.com/news/marvel-backs-away-big-hero-6-203632862.html

When Marvel released details of its November 2015 releases earlier this week, there was a surprising absence of Big Hero 6-related material despite that month’s release of the Disney animated movie based on the Marvel characters. If that seems strange, it gets moreso: the publisher has also decided to bench the characters to coincide with the movie’s release.

Not only is Marvel not planning any reprints or new material to tie in with the Disney movie released November 7, but it turns out that the characters aren’t scheduled to make appearances in any other Marvel comic titles in the foreseeable future, either. A spokesperson for Marvel confirmed that it has "no plans" for the property when contacted by THR, following up on an earlier report from Newsarama.

The last time the characters appeared in a Marvel title was 2012, when the team showed up in an issue of Amazing Spider-Man to help defeat Doctor Octopus. Around the same time, the publisher released a collection of the group’s earlier appearances to tie in with then-contemporary rumors of the Disney project, which was officially announced a year later.

Unusually, while Marvel isn’t publishing any Big Hero 6 material, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a comic book tie-in to the project. Since the beginning of this month, Japanese publisher Kodansha has been serializing a story in its anthology series Magazine Special focusing on the robotic character Baymax seen in initial trailers for the movie. Traditionally, Kodansha has enjoyed a close relationship with Marvel’s parent company Disney, sponsoring Tokyo Disneyland and releasing manga versions of other Disney animated projects, including The Lion King, Beauty & The Beast and Frozen.

In the U.S., Disney subsidiary Random House has a line of Big Hero 6 material planned for publication around the release of the movie.

The lack of Marvel material may point to the company not maintaining full financial participation over the property due to the partnership with Disney Animation. As the Newsarama report points out, Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort has previously suggested that Marvel prioritizes properties it has complete control over. As he wrote on his Q&A Tumblr, “If you had two things, and on one you earned 100% of the revenues from the efforts that you put into making it, and the other you earned a much smaller percentage for the same amount of time and effort, you’d be more likely to concentrate more heavily on the first, wouldn’t you?”

Solid Snake
08-23-14, 02:15 PM
All that means what?

fumanstan
08-23-14, 02:21 PM
What are you confused about? Seemed pretty straightforward to me.

superdeluxe
08-23-14, 02:47 PM
So marvel is not going all in because it's not 100% their product?

My Other Self
08-23-14, 04:08 PM
All that means what?I thought it was self-explanatory, but it sounds like Marvel is distancing themselves from the movie and it will be marketed as a Disney animated film with no ties to Marvel.

Deftones
08-23-14, 04:50 PM
i think the only reason they market this as a Disney animated project rather than a Marvel one is because the Disney name has a history and quality behind it. if you look up any Marvel animated project, you'll see all the direct to video shit they've put out over the years through Lionsgate. i don't think this has anything to do with distancing themselves from Marvel, but rather just capitalizing on the name that means the most to movie-goers.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
08-23-14, 08:14 PM
I thought it was self-explanatory, but it sounds like Marvel is distancing themselves from the movie and it will be marketed as a Disney animated film with no ties to Marvel.

The trailer for it that aired before GOTG mentioned that it was based on the Marvel comic. That's the ONLY time I've seen it advertised, and it was probably only because of the audience.

Michael Corvin
08-23-14, 10:07 PM
HUGE missed opportunity. HUGE! This should have ties with the other films and be featured on Agents of Shield. I mean what are they thinking? :sarcasm:

My Other Self
08-23-14, 11:37 PM
HUGE missed opportunity. HUGE! This should have ties with the other films and be featured on Agents of Shield. I mean what are they thinking? :sarcasm:I know you're being facetious, but there's probably some missed opportunity here with Marvel distancing themselves.

I seriously doubt anybody would even associate it with with the majority of the crappy DTV Marvel animated movies that have come out. It sounds more to me like Marvel may have wanted this done a certain way but Disney refused, so they decided to change gears.

Having the Marvel name on there can only help ticket sales at this point.

whotony
08-23-14, 11:49 PM
This movie has anything to do with what's in the original post?

fumanstan
08-24-14, 01:27 AM
I wonder if Marvel already has data that shows their other properties hasn't had a significant boost on the comic side despite the movies, and just figure it isn't worth trying to jump start this franchise in that way. Or maybe Disney has their own plans for marketing the movie and they were the ones that felt there wasn't a need for Marvel to jump in.

The financial participation thing in that article makes less sense to me given that Marvel's money would be essentially Disney's money.

superdeluxe
09-03-14, 11:41 AM
Disney bringing Big Hero 6 to NYCC:

http://www.modernmythmedia.com/2014/09/disney-bringing-big-hero-6-and-tomorrowland-to-nycc/

Walt Disney Studios to present at 2014 New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 9th

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents an exclusive look at their follow-up to last year’s FROZEN, BIG HERO 6 with directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, producer Roy Conli, and special guests.

fumanstan
09-03-14, 02:44 PM
This is the clip they aired last night during the Frozen special.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/uEeBXUUOBiI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

There's a nice article and overview on io9 too about the basic premise of the movie, plot overview (some spoilers), relation to the comic, and the characters.

http://io9.com/how-disney-will-make-you-cry-again-with-big-hero-6-1630115219

whotony
09-04-14, 02:32 PM
Good like

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Wow how did this one make it to 30 posts?

Solid Snake
09-25-14, 01:57 PM
I hate the generic music but still am interested in this.

<iframe width="640" height="460" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8IdMPpKMdcc?list=UU_976xMxPgzIa290Hqtk-9g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

fumanstan
09-25-14, 02:51 PM
I already love that big squishy robot.

devilshalo
09-29-14, 02:25 PM
A longer preview has replaced the GotG preview that was inhabiting the Captain EO theater. It looks fun... and I got a kite at the end as I exited. They really do need to show a film in that theater with full 4D effects.

devilshalo
10-09-14, 08:57 PM
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ckAGKzTKsvw?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

fumanstan
10-10-14, 12:01 AM
Looks great! :)

fumanstan
10-26-14, 12:57 PM
Some reviews trickling out, so far so good - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/big_hero_6/

GuessWho
10-30-14, 08:17 PM
I never saw Big Hero parts 1-5... I'll be so lost.

;)

RocShemp
10-30-14, 09:55 PM
I never saw Big Hero parts 1-5... I'll be so lost.

;)

I'm sure you'll be able to enjoy it about as much as Leonard: Part 6. ;)

story
10-31-14, 12:17 AM
I never saw Big Hero parts 1-5... I'll be so lost.

;)

I'm sure you'll be able to enjoy it about as much as Leonard: Part 6. ;)

Here, I made you this so you'll be all caught up:

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GuessWho
10-31-14, 05:23 PM
:lol:

devilshalo
11-01-14, 03:49 PM
It's a good film. Not great, but very much in line with something like Wreck It Ralph. And just as many little easter egg characters. I liked seeing the Torpedo suit.

fumanstan
11-01-14, 06:42 PM
I loved Wreck it Ralph, so thats a great sign to me. :)

devilshalo
11-01-14, 08:46 PM
I forgot to add that what keeps it from being great is that you get that feeling you know who the villain is pretty quickly. With WIR the villain is sort of secondary as a B story, so it's more of a surprise reveal.

The movie certainly lends itself for more adventures and the group has that dynamic of a Teen Titans/New Mutants kind of team.

And as far as cameos....
Best use of Stan Lee. Ever.

superdeluxe
11-04-14, 03:37 PM
Sitting pretty at 93% at Rotten tomatoes. 14 fresh 1 rotten.

superdeluxe
11-05-14, 02:12 AM
Apparently there is a Post Credits scene, thats generating some fun buzz.

devilshalo
11-05-14, 01:12 PM
Apparently there is a Post Credits scene, thats generating some fun buzz.
See my above spoiler. ;)

fumanstan
11-06-14, 06:47 PM
Hanging strong at 87%.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/big_hero_6/?adid=home_list1a

dfmaverick2
11-06-14, 10:37 PM
Enjoyed it.

Ba-da-la-da-la-da-la

Mike86
11-08-14, 01:52 AM
Saw it tonight and liked it quite a bit. Somewhat predictable but overall a fun time. I'll probably pick it up when it hits Blu-ray.

Patman
11-08-14, 10:01 PM
"Big Hero 6" was entertaining animated fare, kids and adults will enjoy it. The main character, Hiro, gets plenty of character development and background story. My main misgiving was the short-shrift given to the rest of the "team", but I guess we'll get more backstory in future installments of this new "franchise". Baymax's character design/personality got a lot of laughs throughout the film.

I give it 3 stars, or a grade of B.

Michael Corvin
11-08-14, 10:41 PM
It's another home run from the Disney team for me. Quite a hot streak they have going. I know Bolt & Princess & the Frog don't get much love but I'd put those up there with Tangled, Ralph & Frozen.

I agree with Patman, walking out of the theater I still didn't know half the team's names. Remembered Fred as he got most of the humor of the film from the team and Wasabi because it's a great nickname. Overall they're pretty underdeveloped.

Fortunately Hiro and Baymax are developed tremendously along with Tadashi. Thought the villain was pretty predictable. I loved the first act. It wasn't expecting such a slow build but it was refreshing. I could have enjoyed an entire film of Hiro trying to make it into school.

The post credit sequence was fun. Way better than what GotG gave us.

My only real complaint is the score lacked the punch it needed in the action sequences.

Solid Snake
11-08-14, 11:30 PM
So I've heard the term whitewash use around for this film. How whitewashed is it?

Michael Corvin
11-08-14, 11:43 PM
:hscratch: Not at all? I saw the 2D version and it was as colorful as ever.

superdeluxe
11-09-14, 12:15 AM
:hscratch: Not at all? I saw the 2D version and it was as colorful as ever.

i heard that complaint, It was used saying the characters were 'whitewashed.'

They are supposed to be asian, but they look white. or something like that.

Michael Corvin
11-09-14, 07:52 AM
Ahh, forgive my ignorance. I've never heard that term. I guess I can see sorta see that. Hiro and Todashi are clearly Japanese, but everyone else looks American. I guess you could say Hiro and Todashi look like they were born from mixed parents (Jap. and US) though, so they don't look extremely Japanese, but just enough. Hiro's aunt looks white.

Seems fitting though since the city this takes place in is San Fransokyo.

I'm not familiar with the comic, is everyone supposed to be pure Japanese?

RichC2
11-09-14, 09:39 AM
So the vibe I'm getting is this is good but not Incredible ?

Obi-Wan Jabroni
11-09-14, 09:49 AM
Seems fitting though since the city this takes place in is San Fransokyo.

I'm not familiar with the comic, is everyone supposed to be pure Japanese?

Yeah, in the comic, it takes place in Japan and all the characters are Japanese. Silver Samauri from the X-Men comics is also a member of the team in the comics, but that was never gonna happen regardless, because he's owned by Fox with the X-Men.

fumanstan
11-09-14, 07:11 PM
So the vibe I'm getting is this is good but not Incredible ?

That's probably a fair assessment; I enjoyed the heck out of this movie, but it's not quite as excellent as The Incredibles was.

I agree that the only thing lacking was that the rest of the super hero team wasn't established very well and the fairly predictable villain and plot. Still, the relationship between Hiro and Tadashi were excellent, and really got to me in a few moments. Along with Baymax, who might be one of my favorite characters in recent memory, brought a lot of heart to this movie and were excellent. I don't like TJ Miller's voice, nor do I usually like dopey characters in these movies, but the set up with him was pretty great. The action was fun, the humor was excellent mostly thanks to Baymax, and it was just a lot of fun overall. Disney has been killing it lately.

I also really loved the little short movie before the movie Feast. As a dog owner, I thought it was perfect and absolutely adorable.

Michael Corvin
11-09-14, 11:39 PM
I like TJ Miller, but he can be grating but as the dopey sidekick (How to Train Your Dragon, Gravity Falls, etc.), it works. He's better in small doses, but here it worked.

As for the Incredibles comparison. It's close. I think ultimately BH6 falls short because Syndrome is a way better villain, and Frozone, Violet, et. al. are more fleshed out sidekick/characters than what BH6 gives us. Giacchino's score just blows away whomever did BH6.

Where BH6 shines is the first act and the relationship between Hiro & Todashi as well as Hiro & Baymax. Both have far more emotional weight than any of the relationships in the Incredibles.

Yeah, in the comic, it takes place in Japan and all the characters are Japanese. Silver Samauri from the X-Men comics is also a member of the team in the comics, but that was never gonna happen regardless, because he's owned by Fox with the X-Men.

If that's the case then, yeah, 'whitewashed.' Only Hiro and Todashi appeared Japanese to me.

Hokeyboy
11-10-14, 01:10 AM
Enjoyable, fun, very creative and colorful kids/superhero film. 3.5 out of 5, easily. Good time at the movies. Nowhere near Incredibles but way ahead of dreck like Mastermind.

Of this latest group of Disney films, I'd put it behind Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, and Frozen. But a worthwhile addition to the family.

FantasticVSDoom
11-10-14, 10:07 AM
I enjoyed this a lot and loved the Feast short in front of it... I liked it better than Wreck-it Ralph myself, but I was a tad disappointed in WIR. I thought the villain was decent but not great and agree with others about TJ Miller's voice.

Solid Snake
11-10-14, 10:27 AM
Am I supposed to know who this TJ Miller is? I've never heard of him till this thread.

Ash Ketchum
11-10-14, 10:31 AM
Where's the Boxoffice thread? This film beat out INTERSTELLAR.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
11-10-14, 10:48 AM
Am I supposed to know who this TJ Miller is? I've never heard of him till this thread.

He does a lot of bit parts, and he has kind of a distinctive voice. He was Tufnutt in the How to Train Your Dragon movies and he was the idiot friend in She's Out of Your League. That's how I know him.

fumanstan
11-10-14, 11:27 AM
Am I supposed to know who this TJ Miller is? I've never heard of him till this thread.

This would be the perfect use of "Let Me Google That For You"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.J._Miller

He does a lot of bit parts, and he has kind of a distinctive voice. He was Tufnutt in the How to Train Your Dragon movies and he was the idiot friend in She's Out of Your League. That's how I know him.

Same here, I know him from those movies. His voice just seems like that typical slacker/loser guy :p

madcougar
11-10-14, 11:35 AM
Loved it. My 14-year-old son who's too cool for everything also loved it.

Solid Snake
11-10-14, 11:54 AM
Where's the Boxoffice thread? This film beat out INTERSTELLAR.

You know... you can make one yourself.

Looking at the work Miller has done.... I only know of him from Cloverfield as Hud. I liked that character in that. But yeah, I haven't seen anything with him aside from the dragon flick, which I thought was very by the numbers for it.

devilshalo
11-10-14, 12:25 PM
If that's the case then, yeah, 'whitewashed.' Only Hiro and Todashi appeared Japanese to me.

I thought Go Go was more Asian than Hiro and Tadashi (who seem hapa). :shrug:

Kal-El
11-10-14, 12:32 PM
Other easter eggs I spotted:

- Hans from Frozen is in a wanted poster at the police station
- wasn't the Milano from GotG in a display case at Fred's man cave?

devilshalo
11-10-14, 12:43 PM
I need to watch this again just for the easter eggs. There's so much stuff in Fred's house. I thought there would be a lot of Marvel related ones because in interviews they had to scale back the amount of stuff they were cramming in.

I'm still pretty sure that was the Torpedo suit Fred had displayed.

http://i60.tinypic.com/2hfj1jd.jpg

Rob V
11-10-14, 02:16 PM
This was a really great movie... I liked it a lot more that WiR

Hokeyboy
11-10-14, 05:50 PM
Wreck-It Ralph was tons better than Big Hero 6, but I liked BH6. It just was a bit too... ephemeral. Vapor. Less than 24 hours later and it's left not much of a lasting impression, save for that I enjoyed watching it.

Dr. DVD
11-10-14, 07:07 PM
Is this worth seeing in 3D? I thought Frozen was worth it but not Wreck-It Ralph

Hokeyboy
11-10-14, 07:36 PM
^Nope. Some scenes had some nice depth but overall save your shekels.

BTW the opening short "Feast" is much more worth seeing in theaters than BH6, IMO.

Solid Snake
11-10-14, 09:34 PM
Feast, just in watching some EPK featurette, looked really unique and interesting by itself.

Michael Corvin
11-10-14, 10:06 PM
Feast* was good but Hokey stands alone in his dislike of the feature... so far. Funny enough we went as a group of 6, and all had a blast and loved the flick.

*it also felt like it fell short of the emotional impact it was going for. Cute but pretty shallow. Our theater did get a good laugh... all was silent when the meatball rolled across the floor and from somewhere down front you hear an 'ewwww' from a toddler. :lol: Pretty funny.

fumanstan
11-10-14, 10:18 PM
I absolutely loved Feast, but then again i'm a dog owner so all the mannerisms and actions of the little guy resonated with me and my fiancee extremely well. One of the better shorts in recent memory in front of these Disney/Pixar movies.

superdeluxe
11-10-14, 10:54 PM
Tons of Easter eggs to tangled, bolt, WiR, frozen, marvel, the incredibles etc

Hokeyboy
11-10-14, 11:01 PM
Feast* was good but Hokey stands alone in his dislike of the feature... so far. Funny enough we went as a group of 6, and all had a blast and loved the flick.
But I really liked BH6. :shrug: Said so up above. Just didn't love it.

Solid Snake
11-14-14, 09:51 PM
saw it today.

I liked it. Nothing special. Kind of by the numbers. Baymax was cool though. It was unique superhero flick w/ the characters. I thought the way they handled themselves as heroes w/ their abilities was fun and at times unique.

The after credits bit was fun. I wouldn't call it his best cameo but he never looked better than in that bit. I liked seeing all the Marvel easter eggs... I chuckled when I saw Sleepwalker and Orka in there. Didn't notice any others from what I remember. I liked WiR more.

Hokeyboy
11-14-14, 10:08 PM
The first two acts of the movie were almost perfect. We're talking Brad Bird levels of greatness. I loved the characters, the look, the pacing, the character and story beats, everything.

The last act, sadly, seemed rather remote and perfunctory in comparison. A typical "BIG LOUD ACTION" finale. Still good, but a pretty jarring step down in quality and storytelling. I just wish it could have remained more consistent throughout.

Dr. DVD
11-15-14, 06:38 PM
Saw it. Loved it for the most part. I have to say, it didn't unfold entirely like I thought I knew either Hadashi or Callaghan would be the kabuki villian, but was leaning towards Hadashi . I have a feel the former will appear in the sequel, if one gets made. I also like that the villain actually had some legit motivation and wasn't wanting to take over the world for a change. This was definitely better than Frozen, but I feat it doesn't have the same level appeal (i.e. girls to whom they can sell princess stuff).

gp1086
11-15-14, 06:47 PM
An enjoyable, yet fairly predictable and standard story. This is definitely elevated by the Baymax character who consistently delivers humorous lines and/or actions. Don't think many will hate this one since there's not much to not like, but was also difficult for me to really get all that into it.

Reminds me of the Despicable Me movies where I love the minions and have some good laughs, but didn't get all that into it still.

edstein
11-15-14, 11:58 PM
Really good movie. I thought it was much better than Wreck It Ralph. Still not as good as Toy Story 1 or 2 though. But a solid flick.

Krayzie
11-17-14, 08:32 AM
] This was definitely better than Frozen, but I feat it doesn't have the same level appeal (i.e. girls to whom they can sell princess stuff).

The damn Baymax plush is sold out already! Damn Disney can't keep anything in stock.

fumanstan
11-17-14, 11:42 AM
I was tempted to buy a Baymax plus at a Disney store before the movie came out, but decided to wait until I actually saw the movie. An inflatable Baymax would be cool.

fumanstan
11-17-14, 12:06 PM
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davidh777
11-17-14, 07:48 PM
Really enjoyed it, probably more than Wreck-It Ralph, which I also enjoyed but was a little overhyped to me.

Feast... eh. Cute dog, and sort of interesting in how it unfolded the story, but there didn't seem to be anything that distinctive about it. :shrug:

I was wondering why the city was called San Fransokyo, like if it meant that Japan had merged with the U.S. in that universe, or Japantown had just expanded and taken over the city. I thought it might have been something from the comics, but it sounds like the filmmakers just thought it was cool.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/big_hero_6/news/?a=110663

Today we're going to look at San Fransokyo. "San Fran... What" you ask? Well, as some of you know, the Big Hero 6 is a title that revolves around a Japanese superhero team from the Marvel comic of the same name. Marvel gave the filmmakers creative freedom for the project to “make it their own” and they decided to set their story in an all-new world that embraced the Japanese influences, but provided a fresh setting unlike anything audiences had seen before. “I thought about San Francisco,” says director Don Hall, “which is cool, but I thought ‘What if it was San Francisco mashed up with Tokyo.’ It felt more interesting as a setting – more playful and exotic. It was something we could create and the visual possibilities of those two cities – which are pretty different aesthetically – mashed together felt like a really cool place to set the story.”

“San Francisco has so many incredible landmarks and such a rich history – it’s a world-class city,” says producer Roy Conli. “Tokyo – with its neon lights and energy – is amazingly beautiful. The two of them combined is the ideal location for this film.”

Baron Of Hell
11-23-14, 08:37 AM
The short was pretty good but sexist. I am a little surprised no one said anything about it. I guess the dog was to blinding to see the undertone. I'm betting if the male and females roles were reversed there would have been some talk about it. Of coarse that dog is cute so maybe not.

I thought the movie was great. For me it was better than WIR and just below The Incredibles. Just a pretty movie to look at. The story was good but it had a few problems. The ending was predictable which wouldn't be bad if there weren't basic solutions to the problems the characters were having. I don't think the incredibles was this dumb downed. Like others have said there was some major white washing going on. I'll sit here and hold my breath while the people that complained about johnny storm being black complain about the white washing in this movie.

A major problem was the characters weren't developed besides Hiro. I wont remember any of these guys a year from now or probably a month from now. The only other name I caught was Wasabi mostly because his name is Wasabi. The robot was well done but he was star of the movie.

Anyway it is a must see and I'll probably grab the blu ray when it comes out. Yeah I still buy physical media.