Big Hero 6 Analysis

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Marla Reyna
Professor Liana Tanguay
English 2312- Introduction to Cultural Studies
Sun March 11, 2018
Krei vs. Callaghan
The film, Big Hero 6, contains so much bricolage, blurred boundaries of genres, styles, and character roles! This films primary location, San Fransokyo, presents the cultural blurring and collapse of traditional boundaries between the culture and art. The name of the city, San Fransokyo, is in of itself double- coded and mixed with some intertextuality. The name of the city is a combination of San Francisco and Tokyo creating a new unique hybrid of society and culture in the movie. Then there are also the multiple binaries of Baymax. Baymax’s first appearance in the film totally collapses and blurs the traditional view
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The way the films already has us convinced that Krei is bad we are to believe that he set fire at the convention center and stole the microbots. Further along in the film, we find out the story behind Krei and Callaghan’s past history of working together. This, still convincing us as viewers that Krei is the villain in the story. Callaghan is then considered to have been a mourning innocent old man that didn’t deserve to die in that fire. Now with all these preconceived notions of the characters, we are thrown for a loop upon finding out the true identity of the Kabuki mask villain. Ig Hero 6 is a film that is constantly blurring and changing the boundaries of its genre, style and bringing in genre deconstruction. The binaries that we have known to be what makes a character good or evil are now …show more content…
Krei is kind of a morally complex character. As a businessman, he is always looking for something new and uses his wealth and intelligence to create inventions to earn him money. Krei even had connections with the San Fransokyo government by selling some of his bigger inventions to them (privileged white male). However, Callaghan states that Krei’s industry practices are rather problematic, he cuts corners and ignores sound science. Allowing us to assume that as a businessman what matters most to Krei is making money by being profitable and taking risks with his inventions. Taking risks even when he doesn’t understand the consequences of those actions. Krei also seems to be the kind of person that is not usually rejected and isn’t very receptive to it. We find this out when Hiro declines his business offer for the microbots. Krei is then thought to be the one behind the kabuki mask. But in the end, he does not assume the character role of the “bad guy” nor the “good guy.” Krei becomes more of a minor character that is needing to learn a lesson. Thus making the Heroin of the film Hiro and Baymax and Callaghan the vengeful old man supervillain of Big Hero 6. So forming these new binaries for evil have changed the social identity and ideology of what makes something good or evil. The traditional binaries we saw would have made Krei the supervillain, but in the end, the traditional binaries

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