Before 2014, very few fans were even aware of Marvel’s Big Hero 6, a lesser known superhero team that debuted in 1998 which made very infrequent appearances afterwards. But once Disney purchased Marvel in 2009, Big Hero 6 had the distinction of being the first collaboration between the two companies in the animated realm. It’s also the subject of this week’s episode of Honest Trailers!
Big Hero 6 was a huge success for Disney, but the studio made so many changes that the characters barely resemble their comic book counterparts. Still, not even Honest Trailers can argue that the changes didn’t work. And strangely enough, Big Hero 6 has a lot in common with the Marvel Studios movies, as gleefully pointed out in this video. It even has the pre-requisite Stan Lee cameo that comes with nearly all of Marvel’s live-action films!
Whatever Big Hero 6 lacks in originality, it makes up for with heart…and hugs. So many hugs, that even an uncorrupted Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear (from Pixar’s Toy Story 3) would have trouble keeping up with them! But you know that the HT team is nit-picking when they have to rely on a montage of hugs from a movie.
That said, HT’s description of Big Hero 6 as a reverse Terminator 2 was very funny and on-point. And good deal of time is spent on Baymax, the breakout star of the film who deals out more hugs than punches. Although there is that very disturbing scene when Hiro made Baymax into a killer robot, which gets briefly mentioned here.
This video also celebrates the fact that Disney has a movie other than Frozen to turn into a TV series (coming to Disney XD next year) and a potential film sequel. That’s pretty good for a bunch for characters who have practically disappeared from the Marvel Universe!
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