A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Promotes working together to solve problems. Shows importance of teamwork, as opposed to only being out for yourself.
Positive Role Models
Main characters see the importance of using their unique talents to help others and to help make the world a better place.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoon action violence throughout. A main villain is shown holding a little girl by the throat, threatening to choke her to death. Characters are injured, shown bandaged and recovering. Characters are thrown around during fight scenes. Explosions. Car chase leads to crashes and explosions. Monsters and demonic imagery.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A key female character is frequently shown in a skimpy outfit.
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Infrequent profanity includes "crap," "damn," 'bastard," "hell." A hypercompetitive, very angry character frequently calls his peers and enemies "losers" and "damn nerds."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A villain smokes a cigar.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is a Japanese animated movie in which a group of heroes-in-training must save innocents from a horde of powerful villains. There's quite a bit of cartoon action violence, peril, and monster/demonic imagery. In one scene, one of the villains holds a young girl up by the throat while threatening to choke her to death. Characters are shown injured and bandaged after intense fighting. Mild profanity throughout includes "crap," "damn," 'bastard," and "hell." One of the more aggressive young heroes tends to call both his peers and his rivals "losers" and "damn nerds." One of the villains is never without a cigar in his mouth. One main female character is typically dressed in skimpy attire. Despite being on the edgier side, it's endlessly imaginative in its animation, its storytelling, and positive themes of teamwork and living up to your fullest potential. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
In terms of animation and storytelling quality, this anime adventure is a step forward from its predecessor, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes. While both films have stories that are more focused and easier to follow than the typical hydra-headed cast-of-thousands storytelling approach so common to anime, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising has a more sophisticated and imaginative animation style than Two Heroes, while generally avoiding the awkward attempts at humor that marred the first film. Even though it sometimes veers dangerously close to flying off the rails, in the end, casual viewers will likely be able to enjoy this movie as much as anime superfans.
There is, relatively speaking, a focus and restraint to the story and a preference for letting the chaos happen in the fight scenes rather than in asides and subplots that distract and lead to dead ends. Clunky attempts to create character backstories where they're not needed fall flat, but the movie never meanders too far from the central narrative, avoiding confusion for anyone who's not 100% familiar with the previous movie and/or the manga on which they're based. The end result is a movie with a story that's as engaging as it is visually stimulating.
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