I thought that the last My Hero Academia movie, Two Heroes was fantastic and 2019’s Heroes Rising is just as good. Getting this out just a year after the last My Hero Academia movie is very impressive, even more so when you consider it is just as high a quality as that last movie.
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The Movie Review
Once again what we have here is more or less a standalone movie that tries to keep its story confined to the movie. However, it does tie in a bit more than Two Heroes did as there is something that happens that does have ramifications going forward. You will need to be caught up to at least the first part of season 4, or you may get something spoiled!
Still, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising manages to work as a standalone movie for those that just think the trailer looks cool and want to see it. It manages to fill in newcomers about important information such as the characters, Quirks, and so on in a very natural way that does not feel like retreading for the hardcore fans that are watching.
I found the plot to be a great deal of fun and as it was so focused on Class 1-A and their journey to become the best heroes they can be, I got a real kick out of it. Class 1-A has been sent to this rather remote Japanese island called, Nabu Island. Nabu Island is a lovely location and it looks gorgeous.
The resident hero of Nabu Island has retired, Class 1-A has been sent here to get more experience of being real heroes and to learn some important lessons too. We do meet a couple of new characters in siblings, Mahoro and Katsuma, Katsuma these are two good characters and I liked their story arc in the movie.
Of course, outside of the fun, training, and meeting new people, Class 1-A is going to find themselves in danger. A group of four villains appears and while their motivations for taking over the island are pretty one-dimensional, they make for some very solid foes for our heroes to go up against.
These are four real-deal grown-up villains and seeing our heroes having to use their training, work together, and essentially grow to defeat them was very cool. What I liked about the villains was that they were fun. No boring uninspired monologies about world domination, instead we get them quipping back and forth with our heroes which I found to be a great deal of fun.
Once again, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is a breathtakingly gorgeous-looking movie. The step up from the show to the movie is quite noticeable, especially in the fluid animation. The show already looked great, but this takes things to a whole new level. Now, if they could just stop using CGI that would be great as some of it does stick out like a sore thumb.
Would I say that Heroes Rising is better than the other two movies this franchise has so far produced? I would have a hard time picking a favorite out of the three My Hero Academia movies to be honest with you as I like them all. However, I would maybe give Heroes Rising a slight edge as I loved the way it showed our heroes having to step up on their own against four formidable foes.
- I love the position it puts Class 1-A in
- The squad of villains in this movie is a lot of fun
- The fight scenes, especially the final battle are incredible!
- This movie is fun for fans and newcomers to the series
- Some of the CGI they use looks a bit odd
- Again, there is no 4K release of this, seriously what is the deal???