Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Movie Review)

Oscar Rendon | St. Louis, MO | December 14th, 2018


Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, and Brian Tyree Henry along with many great actors lending their voices to this new take on Spider-Man. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman and written by Phil Lord.


In the animated feature, we are introduced to Miles Morales the first Afro-Latin Spider-Man. In the film, Miles is learning to become Spider-Man when he meets Peter B. Parker from another universe. First of all, the animation in this film is out of this world good. Watching it you see that homage to the comic book style of art and writing and something it also does is makes you forget for the slightest that it’s an animated film because the writing is so strong and the voice work is top notch. This film brought it all, the humor was on point and hit every time. It wasn’t just for kids but it was also for grown ups as well. The story did get dark in certain scenes/moments that we can’t spoil but it hit it out of the park with those emotional beats in film. So much detail is put into this movie from the music which added to the flavor or style of animation and it gave the city of New York a feel/tone that not many other Spider-Man films have done. The best part about the entire production again has to to go to the animators but also to the voice actors who bring these characters to life. Shameik Moore captures that child like innocence and wonder and really takes us on the ride of becoming a superhero.. on becoming Spider-Man. Jake Johnson as a washed up Spider-Man was a new take on the character but it was also great seeing his character learn from Miles and becoming a hero again. Together they create a pretty amazing duo that gives this film heart. Story is key in a great film and the story was pitch perfect in this film, it was riveting and always had me guessing and wanting more. The emotions you will feel watching this movie will come from the great writing and dialogue that this movie produces. Overall, we get a fresh new take on a character we know and love, we are introduced to characters with rich backstory that we want to see more of in future possible sequels. We highly recommend you go see Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse in theaters now.

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