Last week, we took the girls to see Big Hero 6 at the movie theater! The girls had been asking to see it since our last trip to Disneyland – and they were basically begging us to go. I read the reviews, which were all glowing and positive and said it was THE movie for families to see this holiday season.
We always go to late shows to avoid the crowds. We went late on a week night – it’s pretty crazy to have the whole theater to yourself on a big hit movie opening week! We basically had our own private screening. I guess no one else was nuts enough to bring their children to the last show of the night on a SCHOOL night. Those crazy homeschoolers! 😉
Just before the show started:
I had high hopes for the movie. Everyone kept saying how GREAT it is for kids…and after seeing it, I wonder what they’re smoking.
Long story short – Paprika (8) and Ginger (5) sobbed for 2/3 of the movie. Several main characters DIE horrible deaths in the movie (it makes Bambi look upbeat) – and the villain is nightmare-ish. Seriously, the villain scared ME!
It was so loud, Paprika wore earplugs through the whole thing. I noticed her plugging her ears, and luckily I had earplugs in my purse. Ginger hid under a blanket. At one point, Ginger (5) shouted: This is SO inappropriate!
We kept trying to leave, but it was so loud and sensory overwhelming, we were kinda stuck in our seats. And honestly, I thought it would get better. I thought…everyone says this is so great. So, when’s the great part! 😉
We got home and hours later, I found Paprika huddled in a corner crying about the movie. She eventually re-wrote the plot by drawing her own comic-book style graphic novel to make it “more cheerful” (her words). I guess it was good therapy? Haha!
The best part of the movie was the blow up character in the lobby! Next time we’ll just take the kids to the theater and let them enjoy the lobby attractions for free. 🙂
I think the movie is geared towards older boys – and kids who are less sensitive to violence, loud noises, and sensory overload. I would probably say that this movie might be okay when my kids are older (ages 12+) – but again, I just don’t know! At their current ages, (8, 5, and 3) – I spent most of the movie wishing it were Winnie The Pooh or Frozen.
So – that was our little movie outing to Big Hero 6. I hope my kids are not scarred for life! 😉