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Last night -- which is to say, about sixteen hours before writing this; it was night here in eastern Australia -- I wrote a really, really long comment for this post. But I deleted it. It dealt in comics minutia, rarely a good thing (I think as far as internet-based writers go, only Chris Simms at the online magazine Comics Alliance and whoever the pseudonymous writer of the blog "Bully Says: 'Comics Ought To Be Fun'" is -- supposedly the writer is a tiny stuffed bull dolly, but I have my doubts -- seem to be able to pull that off with any real skill, although you've done very well yourself when talking about the movies and the mythos, Lance) and its tone was generally...

I can't remember the right word in American. Conceited? Self-important? It made me feel like I was being a wanker, as they say here.

I will only repeat that I like the original, pre-mainstreaming and much more Japanese-feeling Big Hero 6 cast best, and would have loved to see a movie about them (although two of those characters started out as bad guys in the X-Men comics, so the rights to them are probably owned by Fox Studios anyway), and I have no idea how the people at Disney could possibly have dealt with the wrinkle of the, ahem, adult relationship between Baymax and Hiro's mother (as I recall, the implication at the time was that Baymax was kind of inhabited by Hiro's father's ghost, which... yeah) -- and, because I am a pedant especially when it comes to this stuff, I must note that Cyclops's secret identity is Scott Summers, as in the season, not Sommers, as in the director of The Mummy (a criminally underrated film, in my opinion).

Really, what I want to say instead of all the paragraphs and paragraphs of conceited horsepucky I wrote out last night, is this:

I'm a fan of comics and cartoons. I'm really glad you and your family enjoyed this movie, Lance.


My son and daughter agree with Oliver; they love this film. Mind you, they love The Iron Giant, too, which says something for their good taste in animation.

Oh, and I thought that the little cartoon Feast that preceded the BH6 showing we saw was a tiny gem, too.

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