Anybody who took an English class in college is probably familiar with Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey, the descriptive story line that practically every myth and legend in human history follows to one degree or another. Iskander Krayenbosch has made a neat animation called The Hero’s Journey that lays it all out in the context of recent popular movies.
The Hero’s Journey takes less than two minutes to break down the 12 steps that almost every fictional hero, from Neo to Luke Skywalker to thousands of more obscure characters, takes on his or her adventures. It’s a cool way to see just how similar so many of our fictional stories are at their cores, and it’s over a lot more quickly than any English lecture.
You can watch Iskander Krayenbosch’s The Hero’s Journey below. And for more videos from Krayenbosch, take a look at his official account on Vimeo right here.
Here’s the video: