It’s universal that everyone loves a hero – Even in mulitple universes.
When I first saw the trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I was confused. Why do we need MORE Spider-Man, especially in animated, cartoon form? That made no sense to me. It took a little convincing for me to want to go see this movie but I had to know what the fuss was all about… And I will be the first to say I was so wrong.
In Spider-Verse, we meet Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), a teenager that just wants to fit in and talk to the pretty girl in school without making a complete fool of himself everyday. This becomes impossible after he gets bit by a radioactive spider that sends his world (and a few others) into a spiral.
When a giant, evil villain named Wilson Fisk (Liev Schreiber) threatens to ruin the space-time continuum, it’s up to Morales to save the day. Luckily, this glitch in the universe causes several other Spider-Mans from other worlds to come and help.
We meet Peter B. Parker, voiced by Jake Johnson, who has to show Morales the ropes (or webs?) of what it takes to be a Spider-Man. We also meet my favorite character, Spider-Man Noir, voiced by the one and only Nicolas Cage, Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn) and Spider-Gwen (Hailee Stienfeld).
Spider-Verse is deliciously authentic. It’s a celebration of all that Spider-Man is and pokes fun at what it was. The cinematography is unlike anything I have ever seen. About 10 minutes in, I was wondering if I accidentally walked into the 3-D movie without any glasses. The colors and the characters leap off the screen, making it feel like you really are watching a live comic book. The music in this film is so catchy, you’ll want to listen to the soundtrack on your drive home from the theater.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is by far, one of the best films of 2018. If you are skeptical, take it from me – This film is incredible! Now playing in theaters everywhere.
P.S. As always, with any Marvel film, stay after the credits for a hilarious clip!