Director/s: Rob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Writer/s: Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, and more.
Requested Review from Ashley Muzzey!
Well this review was a long time coming. Thanks to Netflix and a request from my friend Ashley, I have finally found the time to lay my eyes upon this wonder that is “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”. Prior to finally watching this, I had only taken the reviews of my friends, the reviews of society, and the obvious big commendation that this movie won “Best Animated Picture” at the Oscars and almost every other award show. I fully was ready to witness its greatness, or maybe I would be the outlier opinion? Well, skip to the end and find out.
“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.”
Unbelievable! Absolutely unbelievable. Obviously, all signs pointed to a positive reception for me after the time would come that I watched this movie but WOW, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is the real deal. I truly do not know where to begin. The animation is unbelievable. How it captures motion, the blending of the different Spider-men animation styles, the pop-up comic style words. Just truly unreal.
To top that off, this story is pure quality. Of course, boiled down we have a student to teacher styled story line as Miles Morales becomes the student of Peter Parker. Yet despite that story, the stakes are real, the emotions run high, the twists and turns are surprising and proper, I have close to nothing to complain about regarding the story. It had me laughing, tearing up, and entertained almost at every moment. Fully invested for the entirety of its two hours of play time.
And for my next trick… well point. The overall quality of this film is off the charts. Every.single.aspect of this movie is master craft. Animation, writing, acting, direction, editing, just everything. I have already watched this twice since the first time and I can not keep track of everything I obsess over in every scene. It was something different in both viewings. There is so much to take in and has such high rewatchability value. This was the perfect blend of a film and a comic book. Almost seamlessly incorporating both to make the perfect movie.
Movies like this are a rare occurrence. I do not know how to describe my complete infatuation for this movie but I sure know how I can rate it. Again, this is a complete film. High quality, great story, a showcase of different emotional elements, animation to wow even the toughest animated film critic, and the most important piece, an absolute entertaining trip from beginning to end. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” checked every box for me. If I wanted to nit-pick, sure we could debate a character needing more screen-time or break down super hero elements but I do not need to do that. I got everything I wanted. Put this in your movie bank if you have not already. This is worth a watch for any pair of eyes.
- The Stan Lee cameo made me tear up, no joke.
- John Mulaney was born to voice Peter Porker
- The emotional twists killed me. Such a wonderful element and shockingly felt fitting for the moments.
- For the hundredth time, THE ANIMATION IS UNREAL!
- I’m incredibly curious to see if this same level of quality can be repeated for the sequel.
- Even just voicing a character, Mahershala Ali is wonderful.
- Nick Cage is a national treasure….. 😉
Rating: Elated to give “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” a 5/5