The recent film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: is a triumph on so many levels. The fun, lighthearted spirit, incredible acting, and technologically groundbreaking animation made this film a true must-see. This masterpiece of animation currently holds a 97% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, but it deserves more, preferably a 100%.
The story involves Dominican-American New York teenager Miles Morales, who is bitten by a radioactive spider and is mentored by an alternate Spider-Man from another universe, and teams up with a number of Spider-people from another dimension: Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Spider-Woman (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Man Noir (Nicholas Cage), the porcine Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), and Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn) to battle a villainous plot that could tear apart the very fabric of reality.
The film’s animation is a feast on the eyes. It looks like you stepped into a comic book. 70-year-old comic book art techniques were adapted into the film’s mind-blowing computer-generated imagery. The film is wonderful, with gut-busting humor, Marvel-ous action sequences, and plenty of heart and emotion. It also serves as a perfect tribute to Spider-Man creator Stan Lee, who died last month. The film features his first proper cameo since his death.
Whether or not you’re a superhero fan, you should definitely go see this. You will leave the theater in a state of wonderful awe.
By: Brig Larson
Photo Credit: Village Cinemas