Luckily for us, we were right on the money with this movie. It has something for all ages. There is a big cuddly robot with plenty of sight gags for the littlies; a teenager doing robotics which appealed to my science buff; an unlikely group of heroes including a pink one for the middle school kiddies; and a fairly good plot for the big kids (me).
The story is set in a mashed up land called San Fransokyo (a blend of the best parts of the East and West), where a young boy named Hiro embarks on a career of robotic programming and illegal betting competitions. Luckily he has a pretty good little robot because it's a cut-throat career choice. Hiro's future is looking pretty bleak when he is extended a lifeline by the University with a robotics research position. There he meets a varied bunch of scientists who study varied fields such as lasers, magnetic levitation. chemistry and physics.
The big balloon-looking robot is named Baymax and he is a paramedic robot designed and programmed by Hiro's brother, Tadashi. Baymax is a fun character, providing laughs, warmth and an odd kind of robotic empathy. We seriously came out of the cinema and hugged the blow up Baymax in the foyer.
I digress....OK back to the story......Unfortunately there is a huge explosion at the uni where Hiro's brother is killed and this group of friends band together to investigate. I could go on, but don't want to spoil the surprises for you. Just do yourself a favour and grab a small child and some popcorn and go see it.
What is your favourite movie these holidays?