In case you have not heard already, My Hero Academia: World Heroes is the prequel to the successful My Hero Academia franchise. If you are familiar with this anime, it is about a boy who went to an academy to become a super hero... but things go horribly wrong, and before he knows what happened, he has transformed into a monster called Makai. This boy must learn how to transform back if he ever wants to return to his human form. There are some excellent special effects, but it might be a bit boring for those who haven't watched the anime.
The movie starts off with the story of My Hero Academia: World Heroes, which was written by Koichi Kimura. As previously mentioned, this movie is part of the My Hero Academia franchise. The plot is much like the previous movies, except that it diverges from the original story. In the third movie, My Hero Academia: World Heroes is set several years after the events of the first movie and follows the life of Makai and his attempt to win back the world as the master of the Sports Team. There are several different settings, and I really liked how the movie mixed the real world with the supernatural.
The first scene of the movie has a lot of symbolism. We see that Makai was able to completely transform into a monster, and that he now serves as the leader of the Despair Group. The second scene shows that Makai's mentor is alive and is helping him fight against the monsters. Finally, in the final scene, we get to see the entirety of Makai's past, which is after the events of the first movie. Overall, the symbolism is great, and I personally found it to be very visually appealing.
One of the most important things about the film is the heavy mythology that permeates throughout the entire movie. For example, all of Makai's classmates were killed when the Survey Team attacked their hometown. This brings up the question of why everyone was killed, and what the point of the events were. This is where the heavy mythology comes in, as the entire plot is centered around the character of Makai, who goes on a quest to find the person who killed his friends. For me, the strength of this movie comes from the heavy mythology and never lets it escape into the main plot line.
Overall, My Hero Academia: World Heroes is an enjoyable film with fantastic symbolism. Fans of the anime and manga will enjoy the story, while those who haven't watched the anime series by Katsuhiro Otomo will find this movie to be nothing more than an extended filler episode. However, if you have never seen the anime series, or even if you are a fan of the series, I would highly recommend downloading the My Hero Academia: World Heroes movie for yourself. It's worth it!
Genres: Action , Adventure , Animation , Comedy , Fantasy | Duration: 101 min | Year: 2021