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My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission – Movie Review

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission arrives in U.S. theaters on Oct. 29th.

My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission - Movie Review

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is the third MHA film. The previous two films, Heroes Rising (2020) and Two Heroes (2018) were great for the big screen. They offered incredible action sequences and emotional storylines. This new movie takes place after Season 5, which, admittedly, I have not watched yet due to not having Funimation and relying on the Dub version to make its way onto Hulu.

Synopsis

In My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, U.A. High School students Izuku Midoriya, Shoto Todoroki, and Katsuki Bakugo face the greatest crisis in My Hero Academia history, with only two hours to save the world! During their internship with the number one Pro Hero Endeavor Agency, Deku and his new friend Rody find themselves wanted nationwide for a crime they didn’t commit.  Can Deku and his friends stop Humarise’s global plans of eliminating all Quirks?

This movie does not surpass the previous two but still offers new and exciting characters. Beros is one of the latest additions to impress on the big screen. She is a highly skilled archer. Her quirk allows her to transform her left thumb and pinky finger into an archery bow. The main villain Flect Turn is also a brand new character introduced in the beginning as the leader of the Humarize group. He is on a mission to destroy the Quirk society due to his belief in the Quick Doomsday Theory. Sadly, he is not the best villain introduced in the franchise. This is due to a lack of character development and not giving the audience a deeper look into his origins.

Most of the promotions featuring Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki are a bit misleading.

Despite all 3 appearing together in this movie, Deku gets split up from the trio for some time. Furthermore, the film slows down substantially when Deku creates a friendship with a new character named Rody Soul. They are both on the run from the law due to being inadvertently caught up in a Humarise briefcase drop. I do wish there were more big action scenes sprinkled throughout the movie. But, unfortunately, the real excitement and significant action do not occur until the film’s last quarter because of the dragged-out plot. When the final showdown with Flect Turn and the Humarize Society occurs, we finally get some mesmerizing fights featuring Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki holding their own.

Verdict

I give My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission an 7.5 out of 10. This film’s plot was more fitting for a new season arc instead of a feature film. Nevertheless it full of great action that fans will enjoy on the big screen. In Japan, this film has already made close to $30 million. It should do pretty good in the USA as the MHA popularity grows every day. You can catch it in theaters starting October 29th.

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