(2014) (voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit) (PG)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Computer Animated Action/Adventure: A teenager uses his smarts to create an unlikely superhero team to capture a villain who's stolen his invention.
- Hiro Hamada (voice of RYAN POTTER) is a 14-year-old teenager who's so smart that he graduated from high school at 13. Yet, he's only using his brains to create and operate a small robot to enter into 'bot battles with much older opponents. Raised by his Aunt Cass (voice of MAYA RUDOLPH) following the death of his parents more than a decade earlier, Hiro has an older brother in Tadashi (voice of DANIEL HENNEY), a student at a self-proclaimed "nerd school" run by Professor Robert Callaghan (voice of JAMES CROMWELL).
When Hiro sees what Tadashi and his fellow students -- including Honey Lemon (voice of GENESIS RODRIGUEZ), Go Go Tomago (voice of JAMIE CHUNG) and Wasabi Ginger (voice of DAMON WAYANS JR.) -- are doing in terms of inventions, the teen knows he must enroll there. His admittance project -- a swarm of microbots that can be manipulated into pretty much any shape via a brain-reading visor -- impresses Callaghan and the rest. It does the same for the professor's chief rival, tech CEO Alistair Krei (voice of ALAN TUDYK), but Hiro isn't interested in selling his invention to him.
After a family tragedy, Hiro has pretty much given up on everything, much to the dismay of his new friends, including Fred (voice of T.J. MILLER), the school mascot. All of that changes when Hiro accidentally activates Tadashi's school project, Baymax (voice of SCOTT ADSIT), a medical assistant robot who detects something wrong in the teen and sets out to make things right. That includes tracing a lone microbot to other such devices that are attracting it. When they discover a masked villain now in control of Hiro's invention, he helps turn his friends, along with Baymax, into an unlikely superhero team tasked with stopping the bad guy.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- It's a good bet many will.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
- For action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements.
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