An exciting and sometimes funny commercial for what will surely be a delightful action figure, available in three iterations: original plushie, Samurai battle mode, and full robot warrior. Collect them all! Two directors and seven writers (not counting the authors of the original comic book) labored to cobble together this super-derivative superhero story of Baymax, an inflatable (and adorable) health-bot who sets out to help a cool young genius get over his dead brother by suiting up and kicking butt. That’s a lot of cooks, and the broth shows it. (The “it’s a kids’ movie” defense doesn’t hold up too well when even a kid can spot the plot holes under the slapstick and body armor.) Still, it’s fun too look at, at least in long shot. Up close, the people tend to look like they’re made of spongy plastic — an impressive achievement in computer-animated texture, but perhaps the wrong achievement. Unless, of course, the people aren’t the point. (2014) — Matthew Lickona
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