Not the greatest anime movie I've seen, but definitely far from the worse. The plot is kind of predictable but the fact that it's not a filler movie that pulled a plot out of its arse, it actually provides us some background story of All Might and adds to his characterization earns an 8/10 from me.
Story: 8/10 Plot didn't really get me super excited as I watched (maybe I was expecting too much after seeing the plot of this series). The movie's plot is rather simple. Twists are predictable. But the fights and character interaction makes up those flaws.
Art: 7/10 some part of the art
gets super bad, like those screenshots of Naruto va Pain where the character faces are all messed up and weird. But for the most part the art is pretty good, especially for the final battle. Man, it's great! The California Smash is epic too!
Sound: 9/10 Even till now, the ending song's still stuck in my head. I can hum it right now if you want... and the voice actors are great of course, as always.
Character: 9/10 Younger All Might. That sums it up why it's good.
Enjoyment: 8/10 I had high expectations of it and wasn't...exactly disappointed so I'm giving it an 8. Particularly that Theme Park place looks interesting, deffo wanna go if possible. That's perhaps the part I enjoyed the most, watching Bakugo, Kirishima, Todoroki, and Izuku fight their way to the top spot and all those cool gadgets Izuku tried on lol.
Overall: 8/10 Not bad for a first movie. Definitely worth the watch. You'll learn quite a lot about the bnha world. Still, I'm hoping the next movie will be better.
Saw the My Hero Academia Movie at Anime Expo about a month ago. If you know of a convention near you that will be airing the movie I highly, highly recommend checking it out there. The movie was pretty much made to be watched in an expo sort of setting. I can confidently say that if I was not in a room of screaming fan girls and boys it would be far less enjoyable. The movie overall is quite fanservicey, when the team enters the expo area that the movie takes place in they mostly end up splitting up in pairs.
Pretty much every time Bakugo and Kirishima were on screen together the audience erupted into screams. In terms of visuals the sakuga in the very beginning battle with young All might and the very ending were absolutely spectacular. Especially the ending. Over time I've started to lose interest and the hype of bnha however watching that finale battle gave me goosebumps especially with everyone else cheering a long and doing the attack names. There were some parts I didn't like. For example, if you are someone who has not seen my hero academia yet, do not watch this movie. The very beginning portion of the movie spends about 5 mins recapping both season 1 and season 2. Unless you want to be spoiled on the series I recommend watching at least the first two seasons before going into this. In terms of characters, again this movie was mostly very fanservice and is pretty much the same characters and bnha fan has come to love over time. I have to say though the girls in this movie did not get much time to shine, especially compared to the male characters like even Mineta had more time to show off then Uraraka. However, that is a problem with the overall series and not just this movie. I also have to say that I didn't care that much about the character motivations, in terms of the added characters it just felt like any other sort of filler characters. These ones they tried to connect them more to Deku and All Might to make them seem empathetic but it didn't really work that much for me.
Regardless of my complaints though I still found it an incredibly enjoyable experience. I doubt my rating would still be an 8 if I saw it again in theaters (which I will anyways since they said at ax there are extra scenes in theaters) but I do appreciate what the expo watch experience brought to my overall enjoyment of the film and do encourage everyone else to also watch it at conventions.
This movie is what you would expect from a MHA movie. It centers around the lovable and diverse cast of characters, all in a self-contained arc of heroism and villainy. I walked into this movie expecting well animated action scenes mixed in with fun character interactions and dynamics. The movie did indeed match my expectations in that regard.
Not the strongest aspect of this movie, as it was pretty predictable and cookie-cutter for a movie about heroes. The plot can be basically boiled down into good guys hitting bad guys - which pretty much completely sums up the content of this show. Not all
is as mundane as I am making it sound though, as the movie also contains some narrative points involving All Might that I'm certain many would find interesting. Additionally, there were some genuinely thoughtful and cute scenes scattered throughout which stands out amidst the simple (but by no means bad) storyline.
Yet again, this is the same art style we are used to seeing with the TV series. It doesn't seem like any extra effort or time was put into the drawing and framing of each shot. The art was great to begin with, so no complaints here. We got more of what we already love. Oh, and I can't talk about art without mentioning the fight scenes. I'm not going to spoil anything - but trust me they seem to have went the extra mile with those.
The classic MHA soundtrack. I think most, if not all of the OST is used somewhere in this movie. Once again, the OST is great. So no complaints here either.
Not all the characters from Class 1-A is focused on in this movie, which is reasonable considering that it may turn out to be an animation and narrative nightmare for the staff over at BONES to include and do justice to so many of the characters we know and have grown attached to over time. The movie still faces this problem of no real 'character development' and I use this term loosely because it can be argued that there is. However, the point I'm trying to convey is that nothing much in this movie is consequential in affecting the wider narrative. The movie chooses to base the character's conversations on pre-established character dynamics instead. With a weaker cast of characters, this may prove to be a problem. But due to the sheer charisma and good pre-established relationships, this doesn't serve to be much of a problem in this film.
I got to watch this movie in a Japanese cinema, which definitely played a part in affecting my enjoyment of it. The characters were fun to watch, the fight scenes were exciting and clever, and the fan-service uh... was there (it honestly got to the point where it was straight out cringy at times for me, but I'm sure people would enjoy it nonetheless) - what more could you ask for.
My Hero Academia The Movie, is by no means groundbreaking or remotely close to it. It is pure fun. If you like the series already; watch this movie. And if you don't; you shouldn't go into this one expecting it to be any different.