Hey! It’s your friendly neighborhood spider-man! Again! Animated! Again! But now with more Spider…folk! Spider-Man into The Spiderverse was directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. Written by the guy who wrote The Lego Movie (1 and 2), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1 and 2), Phil Lord.
The new Spidey flick stars the voice telents of Shameik Moore as Spider-Man, Jake Johnson as Spider-Man, Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee) as Spider-Gwen/Spider-Woman, John Mulaney as Spider…Ham, Kimiko Glenn as… Peni Parker. I’m not sure what her spider personae is called. Liev Schreiber as Wilson Fisk, Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man, and Chris Pine… as Spider-Man.
A New Web-Slinger
You may not be familiar with the Miles Morales Spider-Man, and I fall into that category, but he has a far more “normal” life than most of the other spider… beings. Which is nice. Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse is extremely self aware. They go over the origin story, but they know you know the original origin… they make you know you know. You know so much, and they know you know so much, this movie yells about knowing the origin with you!
There is plenty for everyone in this Marvel movie. The is only one stretch of the film that ties it into the MCU at all, otherwise, the live action universe has no string to this movie. It is most definitely a family film. No cursing. Obviously violence, but nothing too bloody, except for a bloody nose, and “comic” violence. It does play with your emotions quite a bit, but mostly only grownups will get the scenes, and they tend to linger just enough.
The theater I wen to was maybe at half capacity. The Stan Lee cameo hushed the crowd. Not even crickets dared make a sound. You can feel that every single audience member breathe wistfully. As did the quote displayed just before the credits rolled. There is an after credit scene that is well worth the wait! And it helps cleanse the emotional pallet, so you’ll definitely want to see.
Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse is out right now in 3D IMAX, 2D IMAX, and standard formats at your local theater!
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Transition song – Spidey Loves You by Daniel Pemberton performing Spider-Man Loves You. Motion Picture Artwork (C) 2018 CTMG. All Rights Reserved. MARVEL and all related character names: (C) & TM 2018 MARVEL.