Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales / Spider-Man.
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.
Why It Rocks
- The movie acknowledges that there's been too many film adaptations of Peter Parker's Spider-Man already, and instead focuses on Miles Morales' Spider-Man which hadn't been done before.
- Gorgeous animation that truly feels like its an animated comic book, with great use of color and even different styles.
- Aaron Davis and Jefferson Davis are made more likeable and realistic than their comic counterparts, with Jefferson just being a normal police officer instead of a SHIELD agent and Aaron Davis while he's still a cat burglar is still a caring uncle to Miles and his death is well executed.
- Likable characters such as Miles Morales, Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, Spider Ham, Spider Man Noir, and Peni ￼Parker.
- Miles' personality and origin is changed so he doesn't feel too much like Peter, unlike the comics where his origin there is pretty much a retread of Peter's.
- The movie portrays the death of the Ultimate Universe Peter Parker, which is a nice nod to the source material.
- Spider-Ham is a funny comic relief who is extremely well animated.
- A special guest appearance by Spider Man 2099 during the post credits scene. This scene also references a famous meme from the 60s Spider-Man cartoon (With several other Spider Memes being referenced during the credits)
- Great voice acting from actors such as Jake Johnson and Nicolas Cage.
- Plenty of nice nods to the comics and even the Sam Raimi Spider Man trilogy. They also mock One More Day (which is universally considered the worst Spider-Man comic to exist).
- Great soundtrack with songs like Sunflower, Whats Up Danger, Hide and I'm Not Scared.
- Amazing action scenes.
- While the movie does focus on the other spider people, they don't steal the spotlight from Miles.
- The mid-credits scene makes a tribute to the late Stan Lee who died in November and Steve Ditko who died around June.
- Even though there are multiple villains in the movie, they also don't steal the spotlight from Kingpin who is an entertaining villain on his own.
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse was acclaimed by critics and fans for its unique animation, strong characterization, and its fresh take on the Spider-Man characters that have been overused in recent years.
The movie has a sequel confirmed.
- This was the first Animated film to win Best Animated Picture that wasn't a Disney film since 2011, where Nickelodeon Pictures won for Rango.
- The producers of the film, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, are also know for writing and directing The Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street.