Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
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Genre: Superhero
Running Time: 117 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: Decemer 1, 2018 (Regency Village Theater)
December 14, 2018 (United States)
Directed by: Bob Persichetti
Peter Ramsey
Rodney Rothman
Written by: Phil Lord
Rodney Rothman
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing
Starring: Shameik Moore
Jake Johnson
Hailee Steinfeld
Mahershala Ali
Brian Tyree Henry
Lily Tomlin
Luna Lauren Velez
John Mulaney
Kimiko Glenn
Nicolas Cage
Liev Schreiber
Previous film: Spider-Man 3 (Chronologically)
Next film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 (In development)

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

  1. 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.
  2. Gorgeous animation that truly feels like its an animated comic book, with great use of color and even different styles.
  3. 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.
  4. Likable characters such as Miles Morales, Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, Spider Ham, Spider Man Noir, and Peni Parker.
  5. 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.
  6. The movie portrays the death of the Ultimate Universe Peter Parker, which is a nice nod to the source material.
  7. Spider-Ham is a funny comic relief who is extremely well animated.
  8. 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)
  9. Great voice acting from actors such as Jake Johnson and Nicolas Cage.
  10. 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).
  11. Great soundtrack with songs like Sunflower, Whats Up Danger, Hide and I'm Not Scared.
  12. Amazing action scenes.
  13. While the movie does focus on the other spider people, they don't steal the spotlight from Miles.
  14. The mid-credits scene makes a tribute to the late Stan Lee who died in November and Steve Ditko who died around June.
  15. 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.


  1. 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.
  2. The producers of the film, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, are also know for writing and directing The Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street.

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