Okay… Has anyone been to the movie theater lately! The new animated spider-man movie, Spider Man: Into the Spider-verse, was amazing! I completely under-rated the movie by far!
Before I start raving about the movies perfect story line and animation, I want to acknowledge the fact that there will be no spoilers. The movie is unpredictable and very engaging, grabbing your attention and pulling you to the edge of your seat. I would be devastated if I had it spoiled for me before I even saw the movie, so I won’t be hypocritical of myself, I’ll only be brief.
Based off the comics, the movie revolves around a young African-Latino teen in high school known as Miles Morales. Bitten by a radioactive spider, like Peter Parker, he inherits spider-like super powers that set him on the path to become the next Spiderman of NYC. Now, if you don’t read the comics, haven’t seen this particular Spiderman movie, but know of Spiderman, you’re probably wondering who in the world Miles Morales. I mean Peter Parker is always the plays as the important protagonist Spiderman, not Miles Morales. Well… that’s not true because according to quantum theory, there are multiple possible alternate realities in which things are different from our own current reality. For example, in another reality, Thomas Jefferson could have been the first president of the US, where as George Washington might have been the king of the British Empire, an ordinary person, or just non-existent. However, in terms of the movie, Miles Morales is from one of those alternate universes that the movie focuses on. In his universe, the antagonist, kingpin, creates a particle collider that begins to fuse the many possible alternate realities together, in hopes to bring back his deceased family. As a result of this attempt, the city’s safety is threatened because of the colliders potential destruction to Mile’s universe and many other ones. In addition to the potential effects of the collider, many alternate forms of Spiderman are thrown into Mile’s universe who work with him to try and stop Kingpin and return home to there own universes.
Moreover, the well constructed action based story line of the classic “hero versus villain” concept, is not all the movie has to offer. The fantastic animations of the movie are of a comic art style that makes the film seem as if it was the first ever comic to be put into motion. Every detail of each scene was extremely well crafted, making everything unique and keeping my eyes engaged and amazed.
Adding on to the movies great production is the intrinsic focus on the protagonist’s personality and identity as Spiderman. The movie makes Miles relatable to the audience, depicting him as an ordinary person having there lives changed. When he is bitten by the spider, he freaks out just like any person would if they had no idea why they were sticking to walls or dodging dangerous obstacles in style (Spidey senses). As Miles begins to learn how to live with his new spider enhanced abilities, he is guided by his new spider friends to make tough decisions that help him to resolve potential problems that come with being Spiderman.
Okay, so to sum it up, Spider Man: Into the Spider-verse, was a really great movie. In all honesty, there wasn’t a single thing I disliked about it. Of course your entitled to your own opinion and can think what you want of the movie, but if you haven’t seen it you should. Also, you don’t have to take my word for it. The movie had really great reviews. According to google, 97% of users liked it, and on IMDB, the movie received a 8.7/10. So… you don’t have to see it, but it’s totally worth the money. I mean, I actually would buy this movie when its available for purchase.