Big Hero 6

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Awesome origin story is action-packed, deals with grief.

PG 2014 102 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 80 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 185 reviews

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age 8+

Surprisingly GREAT

Our child is sensitive, adopted, and we try and avoid movies with child protagonists who have experienced the loss of a parent or are orphans. It is usually done so badly. This is such a common premise for kid movies, it is a pet peeve. That said, if done right, it can be therapeutic. This movie addressed loss and the complex emotions that surround loss in such a great way for our family. Good family night movie and led to good discussion and tons of laughter. Added kudos for expanded gender and racial representation. I felt that cisgender girls would be happy with this film also and it was subtlety not centered on the white, male experience. Yes, it was ultimately a "superhero" origin story, but it was artful, focused heavily on the STEM skills needed to realize robotic technology, and not a heavy-handed bore. It was FUNNY.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
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