Movie Review: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

  Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse is not only a good film but a good Spider-Man film.

  Spider-Verse manages to rise above because it does what a lot of Spider-Man films prior haven’t done, the movie fundamentally understands the character of Spider-Man.

  All previous Spider-Man films have been about Peter Parker and while that is great, they fall short of really driving home the point of Spider-Man as a character.

  That is the point of Spider-Man, anyone can be a superhero, anyone can be Spider-Man, anyone can wear the mask. Not just Peter Parker. Miles Morales is Spider-Man, and we see that in this film, Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man Noir. Anyone can be Spider-Man, anyone can do what they believe is right.

  Not only that, Spider-Verse has an incredibly well-written story and without delving too much into spoiler territory, there are very interesting character dynamics and very interesting plot developments.

  The animation in Into the Spider-Verse is new and interesting, easily one of my favorite new art styles, extremely beautiful, colorful and vivid, the animation feels like a comic book really and truly.

  The score for this film was forgettable, however, the soundtrack makes up for this with amazing songs like “Sunflower” by Post Malone, “What’s up danger” by Blackway and Black Caviar and “Home” by Vince Staples, this soundtrack is one for the books.

  Spider-Verse is really one of the best comic book movies to come out in 2018 alongside Infinity War and Black Panther. However, not only is it an incredible Comic book film, it’s up there with Spider-Man 2 as one of the best Spider-Man movies of all time.

    Stan Lee said it best, “the person who helps others simply because it should or must be done and because it is the right thing to do is indeed, without a doubt a real superhero.”

  Spider-Verse also does an excellent job at achieving diversity without feeling like forced representation, which is fantastic and I hope we see more of it.


Reviewer’s rating: A+

Movie Rating: PG