Phil Lord and Christopher Miller team up once again to create an engaging original story with their new movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider–Verse. A ground-breaking visual story, years in the making, shows that it truly is the first of its kind. The movie travels across time and space, proving that “more than one canwear the mask.”
Spider-Man: Into the Spider–Verse is a funny, experimental, and inspired animated adventure movie about the Marvel hero, Spider-Man. This Spider-Man story follows Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) who becomes Brooklyn’s newest Spiderman. Along his journey of self-discovery, he meets other “spider-people” from parallel dimensions. The movie has intense moments, but is sure to be a hit for all ages. With a clear and compelling story of growth, friendship, and family, Spider-Man: Into the Spider–Verse is a must-see movie.
Miles is joining a new school and he just wants to fit in. Like most teenagers, he faces the pressures of making his family proud. His life changes when he is bitten by a radioactive spider. Unlike Peter Parker, he has someone to guide him through becoming the new Spider-Man and uncovering his new abilities. Under the threat of his universe being ripped apart by Kingpin and new “spider-people” being pulled into his universe, Miles struggles to accept his role as this world’s Spider-Man.
The movie does a fantastic job of sharing Miles’ Spider-Man story without repeating the origin story we’ve come to know. You don’t have to be a Spider-Man fan to understand the movie, although the movie definitely has Easter eggs for hardcore fans.
Considering the complications of transporting through dimensions, the story is written well-enough to help the audience’s understanding of the plot. The visual effects of the movie are a bonus and worth the wait for the audience. With a cross of 2D comics and 3D animation, this movie was a successful experiment. This new animation style is an incredible mix of graphics and animation, unlike anything before it.
The movie balances hard themes of violence and crime with light-hearted jokes and a celebrity cast of Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, and Nicolas Cage. And, of course, who doesn’t like John Mulaney as a talking spider-pig.
Going into the movie, most might assume this is a children’s movie, but it contains layers of storytelling that captivate all ages of audiences. This movie does what no other Spiderman movie has done: provide the audience with relatable characters and a new origin story. We all know the classic story of Peter Parker, but this Spider-Man movie is about Miles. His story of love, loss, and responsibility is a breath of fresh air to new and old Marvel audiences alike.
Marvel has been on the Infinity War trek for a while now, so it’s nice to see a movie that is explored outside of this cannon. Nothing is better than an action–packed movie with a great story and great visuals. What more could you want? Spider-Man: Into the Spider–Verse will surely become a classic that kids and marvel fans will be coming back to for years.