From Marvel studios and the people who brought you Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, and Tangled comes Big Hero 6, an animated film based on the Marvel comic of the same name. Considering that Disney animation is probably the best animation studio in America right now and that this is based on a Marvel comic, I had relatively high hopes for the movie and this trailer does not help much. This actually reminds me of the teaser for Frozen with the snowman rather than an actual trailer, because nothing of the plot is shown. According to the plot synopsis, it is about a young super-genius, Hiro Hamada, who builds a suit of armor for a health care robot, which you can see in the trailer, to save the fictional city of San Fransokyo, a combination of San Francisco and Tokyo. Taking into account that the original team from the comics was set in Japan, I was hoping the animation style would be influenced more by eastern animation, particularly Japanese anime. Unfortunately, from the trailer at least, this is not going to be the case. While the character Hiro looks maybe half Asian, which is what the rumors suggested, the animation style and the character does not look nearly Asian enough for me to consider it inspired by the Japanese style. It looks, more or less, about the same as Disney's other animated works.
Another odd thing is that the release date outside of the US is said to be February 2015, whereas the Americas will be getting to see it in November 2014. Such a large discrepancy in time is odd. So, what do you think of the trailer? And if you are an anime fan, please let me know what you think of the art style. Also, please check back tomorrow for my review of Baccano!
Below is a review of the trailer by one of my favorite YouTubers and movie critics, Grace Randolph. I am on her side that the trailer was a little disappointing because it is not what we were promised. To watch her review, click on the annotation at the top of the video or skip to around 1:23 in the video if you have already seen the trailer. Also do not forget to read my other post today about the new Doctor Who season eight trailer, which you can read by clicking here.
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