(This is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film review, which is a 2018 computer animated Marvel superhero featuring different Spidermen of different timelines)
This year is yet another period that is filled with many superhero movies, especially from Marvel. However, what makes this stand out is the fact that it’s not live action, and also not based on the current Cinematic Universe Spiderman. Instead, it is a take on the original story of another Spiderman. Impressively, it is directed by 3 directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. It also boasts some well-known cast for the VO such as Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Chris Pine, and Hailee Steinfield. Would this actually be the ultimate spiderman film ever? Read on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film review below to find out!
Miles is a teenager who admires Spider-man, but his parents think of the superhero as a menace. One day while drawing some graffiti, he is bitten by a radioactive spider and gain similar abilities as his admired hero. Then, many other spidermen start to appear when a nemesis begins to terrorise the city. Would they be able to save the day successfully?
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Film Review
This movie was such a breath of fresh air as a spiderman movie. I liked it a whole lot more than homecoming and venom (obviously). HELLO SONY TAKE NOTE!!! Make your cinematic universe about this film, not about symbiotes 😒.
The plot felt very different from the other Spiderman films for 2 distinct reasons, 1) it’s an origin story for Miles Morales, a different spiderman and 2)it features multiple spider-people. And yet it maintains the essence of what people like about spiderman stories and him as a character. I think it has one of the best openings in a movie I’ve seen in a while which really sucked me in immediately.
They did a good job balancing all of the characters and I did get emotionally invested in the main ones, such that I was surprisingly moved when the emotional moments came.
I think the animation style was what really made the film for me as artistically it just looks so stylishly different from anything else and it also served to accentuate the theme of multiple universes through the messy, multiple outlines. It also infused the whole film with this frenetic energy especially during the action sequences and I left the film feeling so pumped. The energy was literally infectious.
My one complaint is that miles came into his power a bit too fast? Although it was better for the film’s pacing overall but still his control of his powers came so suddenly that it just didn’t quite make sense. It did not feel earned. It gave me a similar feeling as watching wonder woman and seeing her suddenly “power-up” and overcome ares.
I urge everyone to go watch this movie I don’t care if you don’t like animated stuff, animated or live action, a good film is a good film.