Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

(2018)

Sony Animation Studios team up with the writers-directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for this animated, Academy Award-winning, multiverse Spider-Man film. Features the voices of Shameik Moore (Dope), Liev Schreiber (Spotlight) and Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight).... More

Miles Morales (Moore) is juggling life between being a high school student and being Spider-Man. When Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk (Schreiber) uses a super collider, another Spider-Man from another dimension, Peter Parker (Johnson), accidentally winds up in Miles' dimension. As Peter trains Miles to become a better Spider-Man, they are soon joined by four others from across the Spider-Verse. As all these clashing dimensions start to tear Brooklyn apart, Miles must help the others stop Fisk and return everyone home.Hide

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After Tom Holland's successful MCU run as Peter Parker, Tom Hardy's box office-crushing Venom, and one hell of a PS4 game, the question must be asked: do we really need more Spider-People? I never thought the answer could be "Yes, here's six more!" However, with Miles Morales as the lead, an incredibly dense script, and downright astonishing animation, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse turns the impossible into one of the greatest comic book superhero films ever made.... More

From the moment he starts singing Post Malone's Sunflower—and forgetting 60% of the lyrics—Miles proves himself a hugely likeable and relatable teen, with Dope star Shameik Moore walking a pleasant vocal tightrope between gawkish and charismatic. His sense of self takes a knock when he shifts schools; a problem that heightens exponentially when he gets his powers and meets more experienced Spider-Folk from alternate dimensions.

From a perfectly-cast Jake Johnson as middle-aged loser Peter B Parker to Nicolas Cage's hilariously over-intense Noir Spider-Man, these constant introductions poke fun at the messiness of origin tales, spinoff stories, superhero universes, and the parallel dimensions genre as a whole. More importantly, this humour sweeps the cliches off the stage, giving Miles' own origin some seriously significant distinction—especially with what it has to say about grief.

As a superhero film, Into the Spider-Verse is a superb shakeup. As an animated feature, it turns the whole production into something masterful, though calling it a "comic book come to life" doesn't fully emphasise this film's most eye-wateringly remarkable achievements.

Sony Animation Studios took graphic novel sensibilities, cinematically expanded on them, and gave every necessary detail thorough love and attention. I could geek out for literal hours about the dot-matrix shadowing, graffiti-pop colour scheme, playful onomatopeia, hypnotic camera lenses, subtle but significant shifts in framerate, the faultless merging of 2D/3D elements—every frame's a painting.

It's truly sensational to witness a blockbuster this visually daring on a massive screen. It's even more sensational that I found myself yelling: "Give me six more Spider-Verse films!"Hide


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BY aleanaf grader

An action-packed and enjoyable film.
It is a film that goes all out and does it well. It does not feel cluttered with all the different characters, with each one bring a different personality to the film.
The animation really stands out and is beautifully done to captivate the beauty of New York.
Loved all the references in the film and they really don't hold back!
One of the best Spiderman films and definitely deserves that Oscar


BY Leigh19 nobody

Laugh-out-loud moments, six spider-people to cheer for, from schoolboy version to out-of-shape Parker. Who had time to eat popcorn?! I liked it a lot!!


BY Newt superstar

Perhaps the best version of Spider-Man on screen? Will Miles Morales be the more popular Spider-Man in five years time is a question my friend posed and it's an interesting one. Even though the high school tropes have been done to death on screen, this still manages to capture the essence of a high-schooler in a fresh way. Comedic timing is great throughout and the wittiest post-credits scene to date.


BY PjM-97 nobody

Great all round comic book movie with epic artwork, score and story


BY amydaisy superstar

Now I loved Spider-Man: Homecoming, but this has gone above it in terms of my favourite spider-man film. I loved every second of it, its bright, fun and has an amazing story behind it! and who doesn't want 6 spider people in one film?!


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The Press Reviews

  • A free-wheeling, fast-and-loose, strikingly animated addition to one of the biggest library [sic] of films in the Marvel collection. Full Review

  • What distinguishes "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" in the end is that it takes its mission seriously, even when it's being transparently silly. Full Review

  • Just when you thought you couldn't take another Spider-Man reboot, along comes the movie to put them all in perspective. Full Review

  • Fresh, funny and frequently bonkers, Into The Spider-Verse is an astonishing shot of cinematic superhero adrenaline. For such an over-familiar character, somehow, this feels original and entirely new. Full Review

  • A two hour-long explosion of joy and colour, brimming with laughter and heart... Full Review

  • Forget the quantum physics and dimension-hopping: the most impossible thing to believe here is that Spider-Man feels exciting and new again. Full Review

  • Not since Sam Raimi's godly mid-2000s run has the kinetic exhilaration of web-swinging felt so tactile, and the Manhattan through which our hero sails felt so specifically realised. Full Review

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a blast of craft and storytelling. In an overcrowded and mostly predictable genre, it is exactly the superhero movie I didn't even know I needed to see. Full Review

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