MY HERO ACADEMIA: WORLD HEROES’ MISSION MOVIE REVIEW
One of the world’s most popular anime series has returned with another thrilling, well-animated, and definitely canonical movie. The plot follows Izuku Midoriya (Justin Briner/Daiki Yamashita) and his fellow U.A. classmates as they join the world’s Pro-Heroes to stop a new threat. A mysterious terrorist group called Humarize, led by their enigmatic leader Flect Turn (Robbie Daymond/Kazuya Nakai), are utilizing the Trigger serum into weapons of mass destruction that can decimate the Quirk user population of an entire city. After being framed for a crime he didn’t commit during the investigation, Midoriya must team up with a teen con-artist named Rody (Ryan Colt Levy/Ryo Yoshizawa) to foil the terrorists’ planned global attack before it’s too late. Following a divisive fan reaction to the show’s most recent season, does this movie help rejuvenate what makes “My Hero Academia” so special? Or is this one film too many in a series that so clearly has an end goal in its sights? Justin, Mike Riojas, Lewayne, and Bradly will go Plus Ultra to make sure you get 100% of their opinions here.
DIRECTED BY: Kenji Nagasaki
STARRING: Justin Briner, Clifford Chapin, Christopher Sabat, David Matranga, Patrick Seitz, Zeno Robinson, Josh Grelle, Cristina Vee, Ryan Colt Levy, Sarah Roach, Robbie Daymond, Justin Cook, Trina Nishimura, David Wald, Aaron Dismuke, Tyler Walker, Kyle Hebert, Lisa Ortiz, Luci Christian, Monica Rial, Lindsay Seidel, Katelyn Barr, Kyle Phillips, Christopher Bevins, Ian Sinclair, Aaron Roberts, Jamie Marchi, John Burgmeier, Dawn M. Bennett, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Brina Palencia, Dave Trosko
Justin Zarian (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub, Assistant Site Manager)
Justin’s fate as a movie fanatic was written in the stars when his birth forced his parents to cancel their planned Oscar viewing party. While growing up in California, he was often seen in front of the television watching and re-watching Star Wars, Jurassic Park, classic Disney movies and a steady stream of animated shows. This eventually led to a B.A. in Film at Brigham Young University and an Outstanding Student Teacher Award for displaying a level of film knowledge so insane that even his fellow film students couldn’t compete. He received his M.A. from Syracuse University and is currently pursuing a teaching certificate, but still volunteers at One of Us every so often for the fun of it. His hobbies include non-stop film conversations, wondering how Mass Effect 3’s ending went so wrong, espousing the joys of shooting guns (but not hunting, as he’s quick to note), writing the next great American television show in his head, and anything else entertainment related. You can find him on Facebook once in a blue moon.
Michael Riojas (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
The man with the ever-changing nicknames. Born in Austin, Riojas was rocketed to Del Rio, Texas, a literal small ville. In his youth, he was bitten by a radioactive… okay, look. Mike is not very good at this whole “talking about himself” thing. But he has been so obsessed with comics, video games, and anime since childhood- that if one has to choose between listening to Joe Quesada or Mike over any obscure Spider-Man trivia, they go to him (or, at least Martin Thomas once said so). He is also a big fan of “Ghostbusters” (he even owns his own jumpsuit and two, that’s right, TWO proton packs!), collects toys and video games, and will defend “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” if provoked. He lives in Austin with his beloved Dachshund-Maltese and trusted sidekick, Dean. He can also be heard on RageSelect. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)
Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.
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