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

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With great power comes great responsibility, and the creators of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse MUST have felt some sort of responsibility to the fans when making this, because they knocked it out of the park! I’m so glad I was able to see this one while it is still in theaters. In fact, I would happily go back just to watch it a second time. If you get the chance, the animation is so good that you’d be doing yourself a favor to go see it on the big screen while you still can. The artistry is top notch, with utterly fantastic color schemes and character designs. It was a real treat visually, but rest assured, there is much more to the film than just that.

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It’s the age-old story: boy meets spider, spider bites boy, boy turns into Spider-Man. If that wasn’t enough of a game changer for young Miles Morales, getting bombarded with other Spider-Men, Spider-Women, Spider-Pigs and Robots from different parts of the multiverse just might be. Miles will have to be a quick learner and get his Spidey sense and abilities under control if he hopes to save his own little corner of the spider-verse from being torn apart.

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I genuinely think this is a film that longtime fans and even non-fans could both enjoy. There are all kinds of fun references throughout the film, but they’re not something that would leave you feeling lost if you didn’t get them from prior Spidey material. There were even some surprisingly touching parts that really tugged at my heartstrings. (Especially a certain cameo if you know what I mean.)

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I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying! *sniffles*

The characters were great as well. Mistakes were made, no one was perfect, and our main character Miles was someone you could really root for.

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Into the Spider-Verse took some great artistic liberties all while sticking close to the heart of the content and knowing what the fans would hope to see. It even has a good time poking fun at some prior moments in Spidey history. Even though I didn’t get the chance to see it until 2018 was technically over, it was hands down my favorite film of the year. ❀ It even ended up winning the golden globe for the year for best animated feature film! Did any of you guys get the chance to watch it yet? What did you think? What was your favorite film of 2018 (animated or otherwise). πŸ™‚

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14 thoughts on “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Review”

  1. Into the Spider-Verse was one of my favorite films from 2018, so I too can easily endorse seeing it. It really plays around with the lore in many creative ways, and stands out even in an era when superhero films were dominating the silver screen.

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      1. That would be nice; it was animated in a very unique fashion, really capturing the comic book presentation without coming across as that β€œanimated comic book” presentation that are sort of like audiobooks, but for a different medium.

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  2. I love Spidey, but I’m not sure I could get behind a contemporary animation version like this. Glad you found it to be good though, both in terms of visuals and content, being emotive enough to tug at your heartstrings is also a positive sign that it leaves an impact! x

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    1. Yeah, I’m always impressed when any movie or book or anything is capable of making me actually FEEL something. Even if it’s anger or some other negative emotion, I just think it shows that the creators have done their job and done it well. πŸ™‚

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  3. Spider Pig, spider pig does everything a spider pig can…
    Sorry could resist! Looks and sounds pretty cool. Do you have Netflix? Can you recommend any anime for me? I like dark stuff not overly jazzed up stuff. I hope that makes sense haha.

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    1. It really was! πŸ™‚
      And, yes, I certainly do have Netflix. πŸ™‚ I am actually hoping to find the same sort of anime right now, so that made perfect sense to me. πŸ˜›
      I need to finish this one, but I enjoyed the start to Castlevania on Netflix, and I don’t think this one is on Netflix but I absolutely LOVE Attack on Titan. Definitely worth watching if you aren’t already. It pulls you in right from the beginning.

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