Guys. GUYs. GUIIISEEEEE.
I know everyone the world over has been gushing about Hiro/Baymax/Tadashi, but can we PLEASE talk about the rest of the team? THEY ARE SO PERFECT I CAN’T DEAL WITH THEM. We need to talk about this bc its hella important. *WARNING: mild swears*
*MAJOR SPOILERS UNDER THE CUT /\/ I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTAL READINGS, I WARNED U*
Fred; Just. Fred. Where do I even begin? He was always there for a laugh but they didn’t. make. him. the. joke. CAN WE STRESS HOW AWESOME THIS IS? This little walking fangasm was never belittled to be the funny guy and despite not being academically “smart”, HE WAS JUST AS MUCH A PART OF THE TEAM. He had ideas coming out of his ears and his friends always listened to him. ALSO fred is the anti rich dude and that is so genius. His money did not DEFINE HIM. Fred is still this super chill guy who doesn’t act entitled or have airs because he has money and that was just GREAT. He may have some freaky deaky habits, (dem underwear issues doe) but Fred is FAB.
Wasabi; Just. Wasabi guise. Freaking lil Wasabi No Ginger it-was-one-time-my-ass-adorable-neurotic-genius-cutie. CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW HE FUCKED ALL THE STEREOTYPES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO EASY TO FORCE ON HIM? He was an enormous black dude who could rip you in half, but he is so gentle and careful in everything that he does. He uses power to make something DELICATE and F R A G I L E. (the apple bit? ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS.) And how he has outlines for everyone of his tools? And then wHEN GOGO CRASHES IN and he goes “You can’t DO THAT.!” And freaking LINES for his coffee mug? THIS LIL SWEETIE MELTED MY HEART KAY. Wasabi is the freaking voice of reason, he is not some idiot basketball player with a “ghetto” accent. It would have been so easy to typecast the shit out of Wasabi, but they DIDN’T. He is INTELLIGENT and KIND and CAREFUL. This is how you make an awesome character. Wasabi is FAB..
Honey Lemon: This girl is my everything. She is so pumped about SCIENCE, but is still hella feminine and BADASS. You can be a girl AND LOVE SCIENCE TOO. So many girls seem uninterested in science because it’s “for boys”. Honey Lemon is like NOPE. She has a genius brain under a head of FABULOUS hair. Can we also talk about the fact that she makes freaking /BOMBS/ in FLUORESCENT COLOURS? Plus these deadly chemicals are stored in a blindingly *PINK* PURSE. It’s not just science, our Honey Lemon is excited about EVERYTHING. She is the queen of selfies, friends, and love. Honey is our lil ray of sunshine and I don’t think its possible to hate her. Can we also please discuss how she is the TALLEST of the entire team (except Baymax of course) but she wears HEELS all the time and is completely UNAPOLOGETIC ABOUT IT. Honey Lemon is FAB.
and last but absolutely never least, my bby;
GoGo: Now, you might say “she’s the stereotypical ‘tough girl’ right?” HELL FREAKING NAW CHILDREN. GoGo is a badass WARRIOR chick that tells her boyfriends lil bro to “Woman up.” Because your preconceived gender norms are IRRELEVANT here. She takes charge (that car chase tho. THERE ARE NO RED LIGHTS MY GOD WASABI.), she’s hella independent, and still EMOTIONAL. She is the FIRST to pull Hiro into a hug after the Callahan reveal and subsequent Hiro meltdown. Just. That hug is everything to me and it is so *important*. Our lil GoGo may not be as overtly enthusiastic or open as the others, but she is emotionally present 24/7 and she /UNDERSTANDS AND COMFORTS/ her friends when they need it. She may be the “tough one”, but our lil toughy’s got some style. Her outfits are ~ADORABLE~ but still have this *BADASS* edge. And I realize this last bit is not really her personality, but can we talk about her design? She is a superhero WITH A FUCKING BODY. Like for real, DEM CURVES THO. She may be short, but she is a badass, stylish, ENGAGED lil cutie. Guise. Freaking GoGo. GoGo is FAB.
tldr: GO SEE BIG HERO 6. TAKE YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. P
ULL YOUR COMATOSE GRANDMOTHER OUT OF THE HOSPITAL TO SEE THIS FILM. (Well, maybe not that last one. But still.)
((If only they had made Hiro’s heart condition canon, I would literally making altars to Disney. *friendly reminder that representation of disease/illness/disability is also hella important.*))
But above all, the most important stereotype to get smashed was the science one. SCIENCE NERDS ARE COOL HERE. Kids will go see BH6 and want to be precise like Wasabi, explosive like Honey Lemon, lightning fast like GoGo, and most of all, ENTHUSIASTIC LIKE FRED. How will they achieve these things? /SCIENCE/ We need more young people to propel us into the future. This film was the epitome of role models. LIFE GOALS Y’ALL.
Thank you Disney. Thank you so much.