Fans also meet plenty of new characters as the movie goes on, but My Hero Academia: Two Heroes knows where its story is at. Characters like David Shield are more layered than expected, but the feature is primarily concerned with the kids of Class 1-A.
It also doubles down on the themes presented in My Hero Academia, and it results in one inspirational movie. Fans watch as Deku rallies Todoroki and even Iida to become the heroes they’re determined to become. Thrust into a position where the Pro Heroes are MIA, the fate of thousands fall upon Class 1-A as the clever kids put all their training into practice.
In this way, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes embodies all the things fans love about the anime, but its intense action and emotional backbone are what sell this movie. Its villainous twist will tug at your heartstrings, and its refreshing take on superheroes has never looked so good.
Still, the movie isn’t perfect. Like many anime features, it does expect audiences to have some background knowledge going into the film. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes starts off quick with an action sequence, but it slows down shortly after with a fair bit of exposition. The real villain behind the movie falls a bit flat, but its heroes more than make up for the bland characterization.