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Movie 'Big Hero 6' Shows Sacrificial Love

In the Disney movie Big Hero 6, Hiro Hamada is a brainy 14-year-old prodigy who inherits his late brother Tadashi's invention—an inflatable, balloon-like, health care robot named Baymax—a robot who is programmed to be a character of great sensitivity and purity. In this particular scene, Baymax notes a faint life signal from within the portal. Even though it is unstable, Hiro and Baymax head into it to perform a rescue.

Within this otherworldly atmosphere, they find the test pod with a young girl inside. Baymax and Hiro then attempt to rescue her. As a stray piece of debris heads toward Hiro, Baymax shields him, resulting in a ripping away much of his suit, and rendering his rocket boosters inoperable.

"There is still a way I can get you both to safety," says Baymax. "I cannot deactivate until you say you are satisfied with your care."
"No, no, no—wait! What about you?" asks Hiro.
"You are my patient," replies Baymax. "Your health is my only concern."
"Stop!" shouts Hiro.
"Are you satisfied with your care?" Baymax repeats.
"No. There's got to be another way," Hiro insists. "I'm not going to leave you here. I'll think of something."
"There's no time," Baymax replies. "Are you satisfied with your care?"
"Please no," Hiro pleads, "I can't lose you too."
"Hiro," Baymax replies, "I will always be with you."
Hiro hugs Baymax and says, "I'm satisfied with my care."

Baymax then launches his rocket fist, getting Hiro and the girl through the portal, just before it tears itself apart, sacrificing his life for theirs.

Elapsed Time: Scene begins at 01:27:15 and ends at 01:28:45

Possible Preaching Angles: (1) Human love; sacrifice; unselfishness; (2) Christ, substitute for humanity; Substitution—Use with care. Obviously, almost every illustration fails to convey the biblical idea of substitutionary atonement. Jesus was the eternal Son of God, not a robot. But this does work as a picture for our need to be rescued from peril and Christ has stepped in to rescue us.

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