Sunday, September 1, 2019

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Movie Name/Year: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Length: 117 minutes
Rating: PG
Production/Distribution: Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Avi Arad Productions, Lord Miller, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Releasing, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (Finland theatrical release only), United International Pictures (UIP), Feelgood Entertainment, InterCom, Big Picture 2 Films, B&H Film Distribution, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR) (Russia theatrical release only), Amazon Prime Video, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Writer: Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman
Actors: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoë Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Live Schreiber, Chris Pine, Natalie Morales, Edwin H. Bravo, Stan Lee, Jorma Taccone, Joaquín Cosio, Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III, Lake Bell, Post Malone

Blurb from IMDb: Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Selina’s Point of View:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was flawless.

I didn’t get to see it in the theaters. In fact, it took a while for me to find the time to sit down and watch it in general. With it hitting Netflix, however, I had the chance to put it in the running for the blog. So, I did.

As much as I was looking forward to seeing Miles Morales in a full-length feature film, I was worried. The hype was insane. Every person I knew who watched this movie talked it up so much that when I finally got to see it, I was almost certain I was going to feel let down just because my expectations were super high.


Every single bit of that hype was deserved.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse isn’t just the best animated superhero film I’ve ever seen, it’s not even just the best Spider-Man film I’ve ever seen. I’m fairly certain it’s the greatest comic book movie ever made.

When I placed Into the Spider-Verse as my number one pick for the Top 20 Movies to Look Out for in December 2018, it was with the caveat that the inclusion of Spider-Ham might have been an issue. I was worried it would take away some of the story’s validity. I have to say, even that porky little spider felt right.

Every line of the script hit its mark. Every actor involved felt like the embodiment of their character. The animation embraced Spider-Man’s comic book roots and it was gorgeous – quite possibly the most visually impressive animated film.

I don’t believe I could come up with anything about this movie that I disliked and, honestly, I’m not gonna try. I’m going to sit here in awe for a little while, maybe watch a few of my favorite scenes again. Then I’m going to hit Amazon and buy the blue ray.

If Sony follows the path it created with Into the Spider-Verse then we still have hope for Tom Holland’s (Avengers: Infinity War, The Lost City of Z, Edge of Winter) Spider-Man.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 97%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 93%
Metascore – 87/100
Metacritic User Score – 8.7/10
IMDB Score – 8.4/10
CinemaScore – A+

Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating5/5

P.S. There’s a Stan Lee quote thrown on screen for a minute or so in the middle of the credits. Stay til the end of the credits. There’s an extra scene.

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