After being bitten by a radioactive spider in a subway, Miles Morales begins developing ‘spidey-powers’. During an interdimensional mishap, Miles soon realises he isn’t the only person with these special abilities. Together, they must fight Kingpin and more to open the portal back to the other dimensions.
It’s safe to say that it has been a strong year for our friendly neighborhood Spidey, ignoring, of course, the whole turning to dust thing. (Yes, we’re still cut up about that scene too) We’ve had a hit video game, reminiscent of that one PS2 release (you know the one), a few more details and rumors about Spider-Man Far From Home and now, to top it all off, one of the best films I have ever seen.
I can’t recall a single second from Into the Spider-Verse that I was not completely intoxicated and entertained. The film is a visual masterpiece, with the most unique art style I’ve ever seen in the cinema. Spider-Verse captures the comic book theme perfectly, from the beautifully executed Pop Art to the occasional floating thought bubbles and visualized sound effects – even the ‘spider sense’ looks insanely cool.
If you’ve kept up with the music charts, chances are you’ve already heard a couple of the tracks from the film, Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee being the most obvious. The music behind the film genuinely adds something. You know when the backing music just ties in with the scene? Yeah. That.
Into the Spider-Verse, is a gripping, but very much comic book-esq story, with the occasional world-ending machine, a full roster of badass badies and of course, crazy action sequences that have you on the edge of your seat. Wrapping all that up is the traditional Spider-Man comedy; the movie is filled with the right level of humour and plenty of gimmicks to keep you laughing without feeling like it’s trying too hard.