Movie Review - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

MegaSoulhero
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was one of my most anticipated movies of the year. I’m a huge Spider-Man fan. I’ve seen the other 6 movies, but this one is different because it’s the first animated Spider-Man movie and the first Spider-Man movie to star Miles Morales. I was really excited for this movie, but also a little nervous since it was made by the same studio that made the Smurfs movies, Hotel Transylvania 3, and the most infamous of them all, the Emoji Movie. So I was kinda scared about how it would turn out. I watched the movie recently and I will give you my thoughts.

It’s an origin story about Miles Morales who gets bitten by a spider and gets super powers. He then comes across a machine called the Collider and he meets other Spider people from other dimensions and they team up to stop the villain, Kingpin. I’m not gonna act like a crazed fan and gush over this movie and treat it like it’s some sort of masterpiece. Oh wait. That’s exactly what I’m gonna do because THIS MOVIE IS AWESOME! ONE OF THE BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIES EVER AND THE BEST SPIDER-MAN MOVIE EVER!!! While this is another Spider-Man origin story, it manages to be very different and unique. I love that it takes its time to develop the character of Miles Morales. With the help of the alternate dimension Peter Parker, he tries his hardest to become Spider-Man. We see him constantly struggling and takes him some time to become an expert. He’s not one of those people who becomes a pro at using his powers right away. I like seeing him figure out how to use his powers. The movie features a lot of characters which can be a problem for most films, but this movie manages to make each character likeable and crucial to the plot. I especially love the alternate dimension Spider people. My favorite one is easily Spider-Noir. Played by Nicolas Cage. I don’t know what it is about him, but I just thought he was a cool character. Of course there’s also Peni Parker who I thought had some pretty cool moments, there’s Spider-Ham who is one of the most hilarious things in the movie, and there’s also Spider-Woman aka Gwen Stacey. She is a huge stand out. She’s very tough, but not to the point of outshining the main character of the film.

One thing that REALLY stands out in this movie is the animation. I love that they make it look like a moving comic book. They even have text appear on the screen just like in a comic book. People have complained about the low frame rate, but I think it works with the style they’re going for here. However, there are multiple fast paced scenes with tons of color and I’m not sure if this is something epileptics can handle. I love how the alternate dimension Spider characters have they’re own style of animation. Spider-Ham is designed to look like a Looney Tunes type of cartoon character and Peni Parker is designed to look like an anime character. The way they do this is very creative. If there’s one nitpick I have with the animation, it’s the design of Kingpin. I love this villain and I think he has an understandable motivation, but his design is just laughable. While most of the characters look like realistic humans, Kingpin is ridiculously big and his shoulders are over his head which makes his head look like it’s growing out of his chest. I don’t know why they made him look like that. It just looks too weird. The animation also makes the action very entertaining. Especially the final battle. That’s where the creativity really shines. There’s also some very funny jokes in the movie. I laughed quite a lot. The jokes come at appropriate times. When it needs to get serious, it gets serious. I was surprised by some of the emotional moments in the film. I’m not even kidding when I say I almost shed a tear a couple of times. The Stan Lee cameo was one of those moments by the way. They even pay tribute to him in the credits. Speaking of credits, there is a very awesome post credits scene that is really worth staying for. It is amazing.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is easily one of the best comic book movies ever made. I’m not exaggerating. This is an amazing film that I’m sure every comic book fan will enjoy. It has a top notch story, amazing animation, great action, enjoyable characters, excellent motivations, it’s pretty much everything we like to see in a comic boom film. This is some of the most fun I’ve had watching a movie in a long time. I would even consider this to be one of my favorite animated films of all time. Which is weird because this same studio came out with one of my least favorite animated films last year. They really stepped up their game.

Score: 10/10

Comments

What do you think of the Godzilla 2 trailer? - nicolasb5194

Haven’t watched the trailer yet. - MegaSoulhero

Great review - Trollsfan536

Sony Pictures Animation can pull their head out of the situation they are in - iliekpiez

Not 10/10, for me anyway. 9/10.
Bland villains
They did the cliche of Miles not being ready and obviously he's going to save the day - iliekpiez

My rating is a 10/10
I was expecting it to be more of a story-based movie but it was more of a comedy movie, at least to me - StarlightSpanks

Lol apparently Kingpin is supposed to look like a overgrown mushroom according to the original SpiderMan comics. - TristGamer