Sunday, December 23, 2018

Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse: Movie Review

"Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse" not only will capture you with its unique, slick visuals but it is one of the best superhero films we have seen in a very long time. It has all the elements with epic action, breath-taking visuals, a well-rounded use of emotions and most importantly, a big load of heart.
When Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) gets bitten by a radioactive spider and exhibits the same abilities as Spider-Man (Chris Pine), the teenager panics and accidentally stumbles upon a fight between Spider-man and the Green Goblin. What seemed to be a normal showdown between hero and foe turns otherworldy as it is soon revealed that Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) is actually the mastermind and doing an experiment on tapping multiple universes. When Spider-man fails to stop the experiment on time, other Spider-folk are transported into Miles Morales' world. Now, Miles Morales must find a way to harness his powers with the help of the other Spider-folk before its too late for them and Morales' own universe.


If we have to be honest about it, the superhero genre has been a bit formulaic recently. Even with all the bang and spectacle to keep your heart-pounding, we all know that most of the time, we know what's going to happen on-screen. Case in point is the character of Spider-man. With even all the reboots, we all know his origin story. "Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse" knows this and in fact learns to make this an effective inside joke within the film. But what's even better is that they are able to freshen up an origin story that's tied up to becoming the Spider-man - regardless if you're Peter Parker or not - or in this case, Miles Morales. The film has everything to make it work. It has awesome characters including a surprisingly bad-ass Aunt May. The other Spider-folk had their own unique quirks that work but not all of them equally had enough opportunity to really stand-out. The visuals and sounds are unsurprisingly one of the best reasons to watch this film. It's unbelievable work they did hear transforming the look of a comic book in different styles and forms and animate it onto the big screen. The script is also top-notch presenting a mix of every emotion in the book. Our favorite though is the screenplay. This is one of the best origin stories yet. It works with something familiar and transforms it into something on its own. Most importantly, the film had a lot of heart. It's not a tear-jerker, to be honest, but it was able to provide new experiences to a well-threaded character. Overall, "Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse" is one of the best superhero films ever in our books and it's one experience any superhero fan shouldn't miss.
Rating: 5 reels





Why you should watch it:
- awesome and unique visuals
- the screenplay was the best part of the film

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- not all alternate Spider-folk got equal chance to strut their stuff

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