How did Hiro, Baymax and the crew fare in this new animated adventure?
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Worst: Stop with the fake-out deaths
One of the reasons it is so emotionally satisfying when we see Baby Groot dancing in that flowerpot at the end of "Guardians Of The Galaxy" is because of how much we've come to love the character by that point. There's no doubt that Baymax is equally well-liked by the end of "Big Hero 6," but just because you're able to make us like this supporting characters doesn't mean you need to do the "oh, no, they're dead, oh, no, they're not!" ending every single time. It eventually teaches the audience the opposite emotional response from what you want, because they know it's not permanent. They know it's just a move to squeeze a few quick cheap tears before everything gets restored to status quo. This movie would have worked just as well without it, especially since the film does such a good job of dealing with the permanence of death with the Tadashi storyline.
- Drew McWeeny