Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse

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The first time I watched Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse movie, it was a relaxing night with friends. They had all seen it before so it was a fun time. I’ll admit, Spider-Man is not my favorite superhero. He has cool powers and a cool backstory and all. However, his story has been told time and time again. First with Toby Maguire. Then with Andrew Garfield. Now there’s Tom Holland and this animated version? This isn’t even counting the countless tv shows with Spider-Man in it. So I wasn’t keen on watching the show.

And Yet…

Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse took all you know about Spider-Man and told the story in a refreshing way. There’s time travel. Suddenly you have ~6 Spider-beings against a few baddies and 5 of them are training the 6th to be a better Spider-Man? That’s awesome. 

Is Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse kid-friendly? 

Heck yes, it is. 

Things I liked about this Spider-Man movie:

  • The animation. It is intentionally at 30 frames per second when the norm is 60 frames per second. It is intentionally a bright and colorful movie. 
  • The comic book aesthetic.
  • Sunflower by Post Malone was featured in this movie. I can’t say I love Post Malone but I do like the song. It isn’t just a one-off opening song either. It comes back
  • All of the different Spider-beings. Gwen or Peter B. Parker is my favorite but Peni is a close second. They all have distinct personalities but they all agree that no matter how many times you are knocked down, you have to get up. 
  • The introduction of the Spider-beings. It was ~5 seconds which didn’t make it feel repetitive. 
  •  Gwen and Miles friendship.
  • The deaths. They aren’t violent or gory and the first one is kind of unexpected. 

Things I wish were different:

  • Some of it is kind of predictable. Although, I am an adult watching a movie meant for kids… so take that as you will. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, I give the movie an 8/10. Thank you for reading my take on “Into The Spiderverse”, I appreciate it. Comment below your favorite Spider-being. If you like my content, consider subscribing to my mailing list and if you want a review on something similar, click here 

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