Big Hero 6

| 10+ 
Cautions: some violence and intensity, some emotional intensity, mild ethical confusion and brief illegal behavior, slang and mild name calling, mild vulgarities, and a brief image of paganism

Big Hero 6 explodes into action after a personal tragedy and a mysterious technology theft leave fourteen-year-old robotics genius Hiro and his four older friends in a chasing/being-chased cycle filled with life-threatening peril, superhero suits, experimental weapons, and… Baymax, your huggable, non-threatening healthcare companion. Big Hero 6 is a super-fun, super-memorable action movie, albeit with some random off-color content.

2014 | Don Hall, Chris Williams | 102 min Watch Trailer

Some Violence and Intensity

The situations in Big Hero 6 are intense, but there are enough light moments that only the most sensitive viewers are likely to be disturbed.

A mysterious, masked villain tries to kill Hiro and friends throughout the movie. A car crashes into the water, but nobody is seriously hurt. There are various chase scenes, with the villain in pursuit. Main characters receive very mild injuries.

The villain uses technology to destroy a building, and attempts to take personal vengeance on someone in a major battle-style sequence.

Fiery explosions claim lives.

There is some minor comical pain.

Some Emotional Intensity

A principal character dies in a fiery explosion. People are seen grieving or crying a few times during the movie. Another person’s untimely death is implied.

Hiro’s parents are said to have died when he was three.

Some Ethical Confusion and Brief Illegal Behavior

Hiro initially engages in illegal gambling, but his brother and aunt are very upset about it and Hiro does briefly end up in jail.

Some traffic laws are broken during an obviously life-or-death escape.

Hiro lies to his aunt on a couple of occasions. This is not shown to be a good choice.

Hiro and college-age friends break into the villain’s lair. Hiro enters an abandoned building through a window.

Hiro briefly attempts to kill the villain, but is just barely stopped by his friends who are angry and disappointed in him. His attitude is later resolved.

Baymax’ low battery makes him slur, stumble and use poor judgment (much like drunkenness). Because he is not drunk, however, the behavior is not a moral issue.

Slang and Mild Name Calling

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Holy mother of Megazon!
“you big baby”

The phrase “shut up!” is used twice as an exclamation of excitement. The word “sick” is used a few times as a positive adjective.

Mild Vulgarities

Baymax diagnoses Hiro’s emotional problems as puberty. Hiro tries to shut Baymax off as he describes (in vague terms) pubescent symptoms, interrupting a list of locations of increased body hair before anything suggestive is said.

A side character verbally offers a nervous Hiro several things, including a fresh pair of underwear. Another character then claims he recycles his underwear for four days by wearing them front, back, inside out, then front and back.

A side character asks, “Anybody else’s suit riding up on them?”

Hiro discovers that his fly was down, but this is not shown.

A Brief Image of Paganism

After two deaths, photos of the deceased are seen surrounded by candles (presumably representing the American influence in fictional city San Fransokyo) and a bowl of incense (presumably representing the Japanese influence). None of the characters are in this scene, and it could be easily inferred that the memorial was put together by others.


The song “Immortals” by Fall Out Boy is played, featuring the statements “I’m bad behavior, but I do it in the best way,” and “We could be immortals, just not for long”.

A specialized college program is a recurring but minor theme.

A zany character pretends they are “harnessing the power of the sun with the amulet they found in the attic.” This is completely made up, and the other characters are not amused.

A never-seen woman is briefly referenced as “wearing something super inappropriate for an eighty year old.” This is not meant sensually.

A painting of a shirtless man riding a dinosaur can be seen briefly.

Hiro references other people telling him that a deceased loved one is “still here, as long as we remember him.” This is not made much of.

The inventor tests Baymax by sticking a piece of duct tape to Hiro’s arm and pulling it off.

One of the female characters is a bit edgy.

Filled champagne glasses are seen.

Spoiler Warning - Just before apparently letting himself be destroyed to save human lives, Baymax tells Hiro, “I will always be with you.” This is not played in a spiritual way, and turns out to have a simple, physical meaning.

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