Date: 2021 October 30 12:55
Posted by Joe
The latest My Hero Academia movie has just hit cinemas around the world. We've just seen this third instalment of the franchise. So read on to read our review.
My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission is the third cinematic outing for the MHA franchise. This time around Deku and company must save the whole world from a villainous organisation called Humarise who intend to rid the world of all quirks.
For those unfamiliar the manga and anime are set in world where 80% of the world's population have some kind of super power known as a quirk. So society has real super heroes who are skilled at using their amazing abilities to save the day.
The standalone story takes part during the students time on their work placements. Deku, Shoto and Bakugo are working for the Endeavor Agency and they get roped into the action of saving the day. The evil plot this time around is to release a powerful gas that overwhelms peoples quirks to the point of death. He intends to rid the world of the "sin" of quirks and create a new simpler society without any quirks.
While the previous two movies were about the entire Class 1-A, this time around the movie focuses more on the three boys with Midoriya getting the largest share of screen time. The other class mates make brief appearances working around the world, but you don't really get any big action scenes with them.
Most of the action takes place in a fictional vaguely Eastern European country where our heroes meet a new character called Rody. Deku is framed for crime and they both end up on the run! All while trying to save the world.
The action scenes are frantic and kinetic. They've got a special sense of choreography that really emphasises how powerful and skilled the classmates are becoming. They especially go to town with rotating angles and Shoto's ice power scenes standout as one good example of a big budget movie. The big action scene halfway through is my favourite as you get to see both Shoto and Bakugo take on villains at the same time.
My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission is clearly aimed at fans of the franchise, the opening credits get you in the mood with fantastic monochrome eye catches of the various heroes from the world, while the familiar score plays and also form a quick introduction to those new to the world of MHA. Although it can be watched standalone, you'd get full enjoyment having seen the rest of the series or read the manga up to the same point as the TV show. This wouldn't really be the best introduction into the world of MHA, instead start from the beginning!
Although not ground breaking, the movie sets out to do exactly what it intends to. It's a big budget affair with our heroes going out to save the world from those villains!
Is it worth watching? If you like My Hero Academia, the third movie is everything you'd expect and want to see. It's smashing entertainment for fans of the show.
The movie hits cinema screens in both sub and dubbed versions in United States and Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland Australia, New Zealand and Sweden all on October 29th 2021, South Africa October 28th 2021. While it'll arrive in Denmark, Norway, and Iceland from November 11th 2021.