Disney's latest accomplishment brings a warm glow and sheer beauty to its story that even the most non-crying people are bound to feel their eyes become wet. The story is set in a city between Tokyo and San Francisco style of trams and the red illuminated alleys from the takeaway names.
The creativity is bursting with sharp colours and detail which blend beautifully with the rocky twang of the music that allowed me to imagine with delight the atmosphere surrounding this imaginary city.
Hiro is the fourteen year old with a zest for robots and technology, obsessed with entering his creations into fighting competitions.
His brother -Tadashi whisks him away from a big brute of a guy and here was the moment I fell in love with this character. He reminded me of my sister; caring, warm, gentle, compassionate and the unconditional love, respect and admiration for his brother. An example being that he helps Hiro to create an idea that will ensure he gets offered a place into Tadashi's college. This was clearly a trap to have the audience feel a sinking feeling when he selflessly runs back into his college (which is on fire) to save his Professor but doesn't make it out.
Hiro's friend make for some hilarious comedy with their quirky personalities clearly well constructed.
Additionally, the concluding twist where the Professor used Hiro's microbots to escape from the fire was a very unexpected surprise as the motivation for Krey (who was openly interested in stealing Hiro's idea) was more of an exaggeration to keep the audience fooled.
A lovely, heartwarming, imaginative, quirky, delightful and inspiring film about family and how amazingly selfless and kind people can be. Hiro and Tadashi- I salute you!