Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

{4.5/5} “I just need to destroy this big machine real quick before the space-time continuum collapses. Don’t move.”

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, released in 2018

Miles Morales is having normal teenager problems when he’s bit by a spider and gains the power of Spider-Man. But there’s already a Spider-Man, so who does that make him? Miles runs into Spider-Man when he’s busy saving the world, and he makes him a promise. Meanwhile, Kingpin is opening a portal into other universes to get his wife and son back.

This animated movie has a look to it that’s similar to comic books.

It didn’t wow me quite as much as I was expecting, but it’s very good. Like many superhero movies, a fair amount of the story is taken up by fighting.

It features stunning visuals, a terrific message, and lots of humour. It’s about using your power for good, and teamwork.

Stars the voices of Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Nicolas Cage, and Lily Tomlin. Directed by Bob Persichetti (story artist on Monsters vs. Aliens), Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians), and Rodney Rothman (writer on 22 Jump Street). The energetic music is by Daniel Pemberton.

There’s a post-credits scene.

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