O@tM: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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IMDb rating 8.7. Is it worth it? Let’s try to find out …
VoiceCast
Fingerlicking delectable voice cast!
Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Shameik Moore, and Kimiko Glenn in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Seven Spider-Persons? The more the merrier. 😉

Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he comes across Peter Parker, the erstwhile saviour of New York, in the multiverse, Miles must train to become the new protector of his city.

IMDb: 8.7

Even 7 Spidey’s can get in trubbelz!

When, a couple months ago, Mr. Flotta and his sexy wifey saw the first trailer for this Spider-Man movie we knew immediately we had to watch it! Let me tell you why:

Hailee Steinfeld in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
The first Spidey ever with a bad hair day.

This is one of the very few movies of the late 2010s with a reasonable screenplay. It’s well-balanced between cartonish comic, drama and action. Also all the characters are, although a bit cardboard cut-outs, lovable and quirky.

Miles Morales is the best, most believable Spidey we ever had.

And hey, a pair of directors (Lord/Miller), kicked out by the Star Wars franchise, at the helm of this? Of course Spider-Verse delivered everything Star Wars is so badly missing. But ok, I guess we all did enough soul searching and analyzing and  grieving that fubared franchise more than enough. And now Spider-Verse more than made up for our loss in that Galaxy far away!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Spider-Men, Spider-Men, doing things only Spider-Man(s) can!

The direction is nearly perfect: The voice cast is doing great and the pace is just giving the right flow, without overstressing even the older audiences like hubby and me. And the conversations are just right, witty, sometimes self-referential, without being silly and showing the characters just in the right light. And super duper funny!

Chris Pine in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
A startled Spidey!

While watching this movie I didn’t have the feeling of watching a cartoon but real believable people, slightly enhanced. Does that make sense? I mean there is a warmth in the characters and the screenplay, most other movies are terribly missing these days.

Shameik Moore in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Nailed the landing!

The animation style was indeed great, made up from various styles, ranging from Jap-styled anime to hyper realism. Only in the 3rd part of the movie, the final battle when multiple alternative universes crash together, all the action happens infront of a whirly chaos that sometimes looks as if the production had run out of money and couldn’t give us believable street scenes anymore. Hubby found it just right, so don’t take my word as gospel (actually never ever do that. Yikes!).

Jake Johnson in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
How we love our Spidey: Swinging from skyscraper to skyscraper.

CONCLUSION: Didn’t I mention a couple O@tM’s back that really good movies never receive a long write-up from me because I don’t find much to complain? Yes, and Spider-Verse was one of those exceptional films who did almost everything right. We were perfectly entertained and not bored during its 2 hours of runtime. An almost perfect movie, if you’re a super hero fan or anime fan or not. Spider-Verse has earned its high rating and can stand for itself!

Peter Porker (Spider-Ham): “That’s all folks!”

WATCH IT? Of course! For young adults from 14 – 75 but leave you stupid kidz at home!

Three startled Spideys.

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Kimiko Glenn in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

 

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