So, I was to burnt out yesterday to write my opinion about the win of Big Hero 6 at the Academy Awards this year, but I am doing it now.
Overall……………….. not impressed. I should have expected it in hindsight, but …. I just cannot get behind the idea that this film is the best animated film of 2014, especially over How To Train Your Dragon 2 (and some of the other films who either were not nominated, or did not get the award). I like Big Hero 6, but……. I just do not see how the film is that creative, innovative, or anything out of the normal for animated films or superhero films. I just thought that the latter had a lot more depth, interesting twists, a fuller story, and a more developed cast. Big Hero 6 would have been my second choice behind Dragon 2.
I guess what is bothering me, and what has bothered me with the wins of Frozen and Big Hero 6 with their Oscars is that I feel like WDAS is just being handed awards now, especially with the rumored decline of Pixar, and the complaints for over a decade that the studio has not had an award for Best Animated Feature at that point in time, but films like Tangled and Wreck-it Ralph gets snubbed. It is just a bit disappointing to me that the wrong films (in my opinion) are getting the glory, especially with all of the controversies with animation in the Academy Awards.
It just seems like as of late, Disney is getting awards because of their names, and because Pixar is seen as lesser now, the flops DreamWorks has been having, and the other companies not being international. It is even worse when the voters did not watch any, or did not watch a majority of the films. The Academy Awards needs to start taking animation more seriously, and they need to have voters and judges who are actually knowledgeable in the animation field.
For years, the Academy Awards always gives the awards to the “most sophisticated” instead of the best quality films in the categories, which is also who some complained about Wreck-it Ralph not winning 2 years ago, and The Lego Movie not even being nominated. It just seems like they go for the “classiest”, the “most sophisticated”, and the “best known” instead of taking the time to watch, and analyze the films before casting a vote or a proper critique for it.
Well, this is my opinion, and I do not mean to offend anyone. If anyone is interested in discussing this with me, comment below.