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Big Hero 6 Trailer Review

I posted an article about Big Hero 6 yesterday to introduce characters and images from the new film and coincidentally a trailer was released this morning. This film is not Eastern in ideas after all. It seems odd to create a balloon robot, but he steals the show much like Josh Gad in Frozen. This trailer’s animation is beautiful and feels like a real environment. Such animation is probably done by what looks like Pixar animators. The characters are immediately likable from the lines that they do have, but this introduces the plot quickly without giving the audience too much. Surprisingly, the screenwriters also make this movie funny. I have not found many Disney films funny with the exception of Tangled which has multiple music numbers that are unorthodox mocking their previous films. They try to hard with Frozen to directly mock their own movies, and Wreck it Ralph is not funny, but very very interesting. However, Big Hero 6, like I said yesterday, is not your average Disney film. I will expect this to be a big hit considering it’s released right before a holiday and has massive appeal for fans of the original anime, the film’s excellent trailer and for all those Disney fans out there. TRAILER: A Comment below on what you think of the trailer.

How different is Disney’s Big Hero 6? Cast of Voices and Images Released

8dd185ba21dab49b60a5e8bace229c33318e3bbdFollowing the 2013 megahit Frozen is Big Hero 6. And Big Hero 6 is a risk. For one thing the concept is outlandish and eastern based. It’s source material is a Marvel anime which marks the first collaboration between Marvel and Disney in animated films. It is about a group of ragtag people/robots/creatures who basically become superheroes/crimefighters in San Fransokyo. Disney’s track record in the past few years has been exceptional with three hits in a row(Frozen, Wreck it Ralph and Tangled). So I have a feeling that they won’t mess up even with the odd source material. All of that aside, I keep gaining excitement for this new project. It looks fun and visually beautiful from what Disney has released. And they have released a lot. Which comes to my next news story of the casting and images. And from what it looks like, it feels like it’s getting and Incredibles-esque universe. I also love how each character has alter egos as well. Images follow:big-hero-6-hirobig-hero-6-baymax1big-hero-6-fredbig-hero-6-go-go-tomagobig-hero-6-wasabibig-hero-6-honey-lemonAs you can see by the designs, you have similar looks from other Disney universe characters. Most notably Honey Lemon as Rapunzel in Tangled. However I don’t see this being  a problem considering the film was critically adored. It’s cast includes Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jaime Chung as Go Go Tomago, Damon Wayans Jr. as Wasabi and Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon. Other voices involved include the talented Maya Rudolph, Alan Tudyk and James Cromwell. Character descriptions were given for each member of the team as well. Hiro is an inventor and leader of the team, Baymax is a medical robot, Fred is a creature in disguise, Go Go Tomago is an adrenaline junkie, Wasabi is a smart and skillful fighter and Honey Lemon is a smarter character involved on the team. Anyway the film is scheduled for a November 7, 2014 release, check it out and let me know what you think in the comments down below.

Attack on Titan The Fall of Shiganshina Episode 1/2 Review

Shorewood Blu-ray OcardRecently I’ve had the pleasure of viewing Attack on Titan’s first two episodes. Now I’m not usually a fan of anime, but I thought this concept sounded cool from a bunch of reviews and videos online. The story is as follows: When a wall protecting humanity from Titans, giant evil humanoid monsters, they are faced with a crisis of carnivorous creatures. The series follows Eren, a young citizen, overcome with anger to revenge against the Titans for what they’ve done.

The series takes huge steps to be emotionally resonant and it works. Like the best shows on television, Attack on Titan does very unpredictable things to get the story moving and your emotions apparent. From the start, the animation is epic and gorgeous. It’s color and movement is precise and it holds your attention on screen. There are moments where I felt totally engaged while others felt disconnected. But for the most part every shot feels important. There’s a sense of foreshadowing that makes me hope for the future of the series. I’m gonna give Attack on Titan an A-.

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