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OMB Review: Though the story is fantastic and doesn’t devolve into a never ending tirade on identity politics, the jerky animation is poorly executed in an otherwise beautiful looking film B-
2 thoughts on “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
The artwork (that’s the right word here – to call it plain animation just wouldn’t cut it) was fantastic. I loved the way this was filmed. I also loved that the writers sought to expand the Spiderman universe without simply replacing Peter Parker. Even though Parker died in the beginning of the movie, it was clear that he wasn’t simply being replaced – the transition to Miles Morales as Spiderman seemed wholly organic and made perfect sense. Why WOULDN’T there be other people with these spider powers given Parker was bitten by a lab enhanced spider? The only surprise would be why more people hadn’t acquired these powers with these kinds of spiders roaming around, so yeah, the story made perfect sense; very well written.
I had low expectations for this movie, so I waited until it came out on DVD to see it. Why, you may ask? Because Marvel and DC seem to be working at opposites. Marvel does GREAT live action films, but their animated movies are substandard at best. DC goes great animated films but their live action films are substandard at best, with one or two excellent exceptions. I was more curious to see how Miles Morales got his spider powers than anything else. I was pleasantly surprised with how enjoyable this movie was. The animation style was similar to the ending animation of Spiderman: Homecoming and while it wasn’t aimed at somebody in my age group (over 60), being a bit too “hip” and “edgy” solely for the purpose of being hip and edgy, it was enjoyable nonetheless. I hadn’t read any of the comics with the alternate spider-beings so the story was new to me. All in all, I had a good time watching this and want to watch it again. My only complaint, and this is a minor one, is that there were so many spider characters that not all of them got enough screen time. I’d have much rather seen more Peni Parker and Spider-Gwen than Peter Porker, to be honest.