I have defended Michael Bay for quite a while now. For years, very few had agreed with me (especially some of my film instructors), but I always thought he was a talented filmmaker. Crass? Sure. Subtle? Absolutely not. But what I appreciated about him was that he wasn't making films to tell an expertly-told tale or setting out to please everyone he possible could. Save for for the first Transformers, which is weighed down by Steven Spielberg's influence (for better…
Forget "The Dark Knight". Forget "The Dark Knight Rises". Forget even "Inception". This film matches the levels of greatness that "Memento", my favorite Nolan film, manages to reach, and it does it without telling the story backwards. This is dark, mysterious, captivating, intelligent, and is easily one of Nolan's most under rated films so far.
Nobody puts Baymax in the corner.
But seriously, if it wasn't for Baymax and some great visuals, Big Hero 6 would've been a disaster. It doesn't even try to change up the formula or try something new. It's a bland mix of Marvel's latest output with the cliched Disney formula, leading to a totally forgettable experience. It tries to be emotionally heavy towards the end, but it mostly doesn't work because these characters aren't even characters; they're all fit to…