“Alright, let’s do this one last time. My name is Peter Parker.”
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse tells the story of Miles Morales, a young man who gets bitten by radioactive spider, very similar to the spider that bit Peter Parker. As Miles goes through the incredible new changes, the journey is not easy, but he must look into himself and find his true potential in order to become Spiderman. Into the Spider-Verse could have easily taken the cookie cutter comic book hero storyline, but they took this origin story into a direction that makes this film one of the best superhero movies of all time!
I was a little apprehensive to see this movie. I’m not the biggest superhero lover. In fact, I can take or leave the genre in general, to be honest. But as I sat down in the dark theater, the credits rolling, I couldn’t help but think how great this film is. So first off, let me say that this film is incredible to watch. The design of the film, such as graphics and illustration, goes above and beyond what many animated movies have been in years. Just sitting down to watch Into the Spider-Verse, you can tell how much pride the cast and crew took in making this film. I watched this film in 3D, and to be honest it was much of a big deal, but that doesn’t take the film down a peg at all. It’s been a while since I’ve seen an animated film as a beautiful as this one. But the cast of the movie was genuinely the cherry on top to this film.
The cast does a phenomenal job doing their voiceover work. Some, which I will not name, actually surprised me at how well they portrayed their voices in the film. Jake Johnson, who plays the Peter B. Parker (the B. is because of plot holes I’d rather keep under wraps for you readers) does a hilarious job in the more recent comedic portrayal of Spider-Man. And I think in that, Into the Spider-Verse really embodies the new Marvel Spider-Man, while also giving viewers a new a fresh take on the web-slinging hero.
I know I’ve said this before, and I will continue to say it in the future, when everything comes together so well, as it did in Into the Spider-Verse, your film will truly be great. The animation, the graphics, the screenplay, the acting, it all came together so smoothly. The men and women behind this film have something to be proud of. I can continue to give this film a laundry list of accolades in an effort to persuade you to watch this film. But unless you see it, and please try to catch it in the theaters, you will not fully know the greatness that you’re missing out on.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Liev Schreiber, and Chris Pine