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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Published April 6, 2019

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Film info

  • Title Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
  • Year 2018
  • Run time 1hr 57m
  • Genres Action, Science, Fiction, Animation, Comedy, Adventure
  • Tagline Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:33I like Spider-Man being bored of his own origin story.
4:56“Zip-zap-zop.”
6:42A dad couldn’t be more embarrassing.
13:41How it keeps going blurry is weird.
22:37“I’ve just got to destroy this big machine real quick before the space time continuum collapses.”
28:16You can’t kill off Spider-Man tho.
32:21Aww, lovely Stan Lee!
34:13So many 42s lying around.
36:17TGI Spideys!!!
42:09“I don’t think my atoms are real jazzed about being in the wrong dimension.” Wow, that’s a sentence.
46:04So many quotables in this. Loving the steps of the plan.
50:24“Organise your desktop, lady.”
55:13GWEN!!
1:00:23Love Aunt May being awesome.
1:00:42I know all those Spideysuits from the game! OMG! We unlocked them all!
1:06:49Wheeeeere’s Aaron gone? Suspicious.
1:12:39Multiple spider-people.
1:22:58Epic soundtrack.
1:30:58Can’t decide if the scorpion or Dr Octopus is worse.
1:34:06“I’m taking this cube thing with me. I don’t understand it. But I will.”
1:44:18Spider-Man versus drones is interesting.

Conclusions

I was really nervous about watching this one, given the hype and how extremely loved it is by most who have watched it. Spider-Man has always been a bit sort of love/hate, really, but the recent game has warmed me to Peter Parker’s universe enormously. I was glad we had played the game before this, to know who Miles and Fisk were, but even with that, I imagine there’s a lot we missed. I suspect this was aimed at the comic book fans more than those who have enjoyed the movies.

There’s a great story in this film, but it’s not really about that. It’s about the art, about the music, the creativity, and most importantly, the visuals. So many different styles, so much colour. If I’m honest, the big fight scene at the end dragged on just a bit too much for me, being as visually stimulating as it was, but still, there’s enough humour and inspo messages to balance out the whole thing. An impressive endeavour and a great success, I think.

Rating: 5 / 5

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