Movie Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Animated feature proves to be the best Spidey film yet

by Marcus Realing, Staff Writer

Sony Pictures Animation has released their latest picture, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ in theatres worldwide. Spidey fans have eagerly awaited this movie since its announcement back in 2015, as it’s the first feature film to star the ultimate version of Spider-Man, Miles Morales, as the main protagonist. Overall, this film lives up to the hype.

One of the movie’s strongest aspects is its plot. It follows Miles Morales, a high school student with a keen interest in art and music. He is bitten by a radioactive spider and ends up coming across a fight between Spider-Man and The Green Goblin, The Prowler, and Kingpin. Spider-Man ultimately fails to stop Kingpin from using his dimensional travel machine, which malfunctions and sends multiple spider people from various dimensions to Miles’ earth. They all have to work together to stop Kingpin and get back to their home dimensions. It’s very entertaining throughout and has its fair share of funny and sad moments, which are paced nicely.

Spider-Verse’s animation is beyond spectacular. The movie is stylized to be like a comic book. It’s computer-animated with some hand-drawn enhancements, and every second of it looks fantastic. It’s a massive achievement in animation. The music is appropriate for the tone of the movie, and represents Miles’ taste, along with a few joke songs here and there. Every little bit of work on this movie most definitely pays off.

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is a monumental achievement from both a storytelling and technical standpoint. It’s an engaging, fun, and emotional ride from start to finish. There are almost no flaws, earning the movie a 5/5.