The Spider-Man franchise has definitely been hit-miss since Sony Pictures got the license. Thankfully SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING was delightful… but even still, wasn’t sure what to make of INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE when trailers first broke. Don’t get me wrong, the trailers looked amazing, but with the franchise’s fractured history under Sony, definitely was a little hesitant to get my hopes up.
But by now you’ve probably heard all the bites that INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is GLORIOUS, and the best Spider-Man movie EVER! Well, I don’t know about the BEST movie, but INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is pretty flippin’ GLORIOUS!
The premise is pretty simple, after a little dimensional mishap, all the spider-verses collided into one. From there it’s a mad rush to set things right.
Personally I loved this movie. Though outside of the Peter Parker Spider-Man, I’m not too familiar with the rest of the comic source of the Spider Peoples you see in the movie. But that aside, much like SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING, they didn’t spend too much time on exposition for origin’s as, specifically with Spider-Man, we all know it. And as for the rest of the team, they give us just enough to care, but don’t give too much time to it where we get bored.
The movie itself was immensely fun, funny, and helluva a great time. And on top of all that, the movie had such a great and unique look to it. Invoking hints to old school halftone printing, even a shout out to the Comics Code Authority, such a wonderful retro shout out in a digital age.
The only downside I saw with the art design though. As they pushed it, at times it felt like I was watching a 3D movie, just without the glasses. It wasn’t constant. It was only here and there. But it was definitely a little disorienting to be sure.
But that aside, like I said, the movie was crazy fun. And what I loved most was that you don’t need to be versed in the Spider-Man world to enjoy it. Just spreads a great message that anyone can be a hero.
Hope you’ll check it out today!