Every month my friends over at Mouse on the Mind host a blog hop of “Kill, Refurb, Marry” – and this month’s topic is Disney Sidekicks! Here are my choices – what would you choose?
Kill – Cheshire Cat
To be fair, he is a cool character – I want to kill him more in the sense of, “gahh I hate you!” rather than “I wish you weren’t in this film.” He’s not necessarily a villain, but he’s a troublemaker, and he doesn’t seem to feel bad at all for Alice, even when she’s at her wit’s end and crying about home. He’ll always point her in the wrong direction. And I’m a cat lover, so he gives my cuddly creatures a bad name!
Superheros are crazy popular right now, so it’s no surprise that Disney wanted to get in on the craze – aside from buying Marvel, of course, they now have their newest animated movie – Big Hero 6, a superhero movie aimed toward kids, but one that can be enjoyed by adults too. There were plenty of fun, redeeming qualities about the film, but at the end of the day I will say that it was more or less a cookie cutter super hero movie, with a plot that was perhaps a bit too predictable for us older Disney fans.
The basic story, without spoiling too much, is this: a 14 year old genius boy named Hiro teams up with some college friends as well as a robot named Baymax in order to stop an unidentified, masked villain. To say any more than that would be to give up too much of the plot, I’m afraid.
The biggest highlight of the movie, without a doubt, was Baymax. He is the thing that takes Big Hero 6 from what could have otherwise been just an okay movie to a very good movie. Baymax is originally designed to be a robot health care provider – he can scan and diagnose patients, and then offer assistance to cure them. Just looking at him you can tell he’s comfy and huggable. Of course, Hiro feels the need to upgrade him with some karate action once they start their superhero quest. Baymax is an absolutely sweet character (he’s designed to be that way, after all), but he’s also hilarious, in the way that robots attempting to interact with humans often are. If you’re a Star Trek fan, I will say that a lot of the humor concerning Baymax was very Data-esque, in Next Generation. Let’s just say that Baymax doing a “fist bump” is pretty much the funniest thing ever. I walked out of the theater wanting a Baymax of my own.
Welcome to 2014! I always love the new year because it’s an excuse to get a fresh start. I know technically you can try to improve at any time, but I personally like having an excuse to do it. There are lots of resolutions I have for 2014. Some of my Disney related ones include running more to train for the Enchanted 10k I’m running in February, posting 2-3 blog posts a week, and improving my photography skills. What are your new year resolutions?
Disney in your Day News
What can you expect for the blog in 2014? To start off with, I want to do another restaurant bracket sometime soon – those are fun! So look for that coming up. I also plan to have a few more giveaways. I want to network a bit more with other Disney blogs, so I’ll be bringing you new giveaways and information from them as well. On my previous Disney blog I participated in Wordless Wednesday run by Focused on the Magic, and I’d like to try that again for 2014. I’ll be sharing some of my photography every Wednesday!
Speaking of my previous blog, sadly, Come Home to Disney has been shut down. A lot of my content was unfortunately lost, but the posts I was able to save I will be sharing here within the coming months. I also plan to re-write some of my more popular posts that were on there, such as my bucket list item of visiting the Epcot Flower and Garden festival.