Matinee Podcast: Big Hero 6 (2014)

Hello all! Apparently I’ve taken off yet another week from blogging without even having realized it. That said, I haven’t taken a break from my TV and movie-watching, and I have several posts I’m planning to put up over the next several days, so stay tuned for posts on The Shining (1980), Interstellar (2014), Whiplash (2014), and the most recent The Walking Dead episode coming your way soon.

That said, I got to see one of the most fun movies of the year . . . and it happened to be animated. Big Hero 6 was one of those films that totally caught me off-guard. It wasn’t that the trailer didn’t make it look appealing. I just didn’t know a whole lot about it. I have never been a huge fan of animated films, although I do have ones that I love (Beauty and the Beast [1991], Aladdin [1992], Monsters University [2013], How to Train Your Dragon [2010], Toy Story 3 [2010] anyone?). But Big Hero 6 not only won me over; it joins the ranks of the ones I love.

Instead of writing my usual style of review for a film, I’m going to direct you over to a podcast I got to be a guest speaker on, because it really sums up my overall feelings for the film better than how I could put it into words for a post.

The Matinee is one of the best organized movie sites I frequently visit. Ryan McNeil is the brains behind the site, and he’s been podcasting for years. About two and a half years ago, I got to meet the Canadian-native only forty-five minutes away from my hometown in Chicago, where we got to talk film with a group of movie-loving nerds.

If you have yet to visit Ryan’s site, I urge you to take this opportunity to do so. You can listen to the episode I spoke on here.

Overall, Big Hero 6 has been one of my favorite films of 2014 so far. It strikes that balance between action, humor, and drama . . . in a kids film. And yet at the same time, I wouldn’t call Big Hero 6 just a kids film. It’s a great movie. I give Big Hero 6

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It’s your turn now. Have you seen Big Hero 6? If so, what did you think of it? Where do you think it stands on the spectrum for animated films? Please share your thoughts below, because as always, I’d love to know them.

17 thoughts on “Matinee Podcast: Big Hero 6 (2014)

  1. Nice!!! Will have to come back later to listen in on the podcast, as I’m about to head out the door to work. As for catching Big Hero 6 in theaters, I might give it a miss. It looks wonderful, but budgetary constraints right now are forcing me to make really really tough decisions!!! Ufnortunately, and even though I want to badly, I can’t see every single movie coming out. 😦 Booo!!!!

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    • Hey Tom! I appreciate that! It’s great background noise if you’re working on other projects at the time, haha. Hey, I totally understand budgetary constraints. I feel like I deal with that on a regular basis, and even time itself doesn’t allow you to see all the big movies. Sometimes you just have to choose what YOU really want to see and go with that. Definitely catch it when it comes out on DVD at a Redbox or something! 🙂


    • Hey there! I couldn’t agree more. It seems since there are fewer limitations with what you can do with animation (versus live action), that the sky’s the limit and you get more original ideas. The visuals have certainly improved over the past decade for sure. I’d love to hear what you think of it when you do! 🙂

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  2. Hey Kris, enjoyed listening to the podcast! Ahah, sorry but I HATED Something Borrowed, I saw it on the plane or at a hotel somewhere, I can’t remember, but it’s everything I hated about today’s rom-coms. Glad you loved Big Hero 6 though.

    P.S. Miss you over at FC! 😉

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    • Hey there, Ruth! Haha, nah, I totally understand your disdain for that film. I really do get it. 😉

      I’ve been horrible about checking up on my feed (it’s currently at 95 and growing). I’ve been traveling a decent amount lately, so it’s a bad excuse, but one nonetheless. I will be back soon, I promise! Thanks so much for stopping by despite my poor presence at FC!

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  3. Cool. Will listen to podcast. This year has been such a bountiful year for animation, such variety and so much that was entertaining. I loved Big Hero 6 and was completely charmed by it

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