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Nov. 11th, 2014

Today was an unusual treat - longstrider had the day off for Veteran's Day, but all of the kids still had school. So we celebrated by going to see Big Hero 6.

We had been planning to save it for Thanksgiving since it's something we can take the entire family to, but after what happened when we went to see the last Muppet movie (all of our children lost their tiny little minds in their own special way), we decided that since we actually wanted to see it, we would treat ourselves to a viewing which didn't include chasing a two-year-old. Also, Alec has been getting scared really easily lately, so we thought it would be prudent to pre-screen it and now that I've seen it, I'm not sure he can handle it.

In any case, we loved it. There was the exquisite animation, of course. But it also managed that tricky balance of humor some much more serious emotions. How we handle grief could be seen as the predominant theme, and they did a decent, thoughtful job of it. Plus some really cool action sequences. Definitely stay through the credits for the stinger at the end - it's highly worth it.