Here is our review of SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE –the most eagerly animated superhero extravaganza helmed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman that features Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) as Marvel’s globally famous friendly neighborhood crime-fighter. So what does the great comic-book legend Stan Lee’s Spidey has in store this time?. Find out in our review of SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.
What is the best part?
Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation and Marvel Entertainment’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is undoubtedly the best super hero spider movie ‘swinging’ back into our lives. Just when you thought that the biggest studios are severely struggling to take any kind of risks, playing safe and closing doors for artistically -driven creativity for Spider-Man reboot, super – hero franchises, comes this daring ‘zip zap zop’ that is an absolute cracker of a delight.
Comparison with other spider movies since Spider-Man (2002) starring Tobey Maguire?
For the last 16 years, our friendly neighborhood crime fighter on big screen in those red and blue spandex suit and yes of course, the ‘mask’ has been sometimes incredibly awesome like SPIDER-MAN (2002), SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017) and tediously bore some like SPIDER-MAN 3 (2007), THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (2014). This time, our ‘spidey’ gets so ‘real’ in emotions in this ‘animated’ version and it’s not just a radioactive spider biting a person who in turn bites the crime in our neighborhood, it’s a mantra on heroism, a heartfelt promise of hope coming at a time when it is needed the most.
Based on Miles Morales by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, Phil Lord screen writes his story with Rodney Rothman. Young Brooklyn teen Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) son of African-American cop dad (Brian Tyree Henry) and Puerto Rican mom (Luna Lauren Velez) is the latest entrant at Visions Academy – a boarding school for gifted kids. While staying with his Uncle Aaron (Mahershala Ali), Miles is bitten by a radioactive spider and yes yes it’s the same déjà vu but hey!! There is a super snappy, ultra cool, a swashbuckling twist to the known Peter Parker situation. Miles wants his role model the original ‘Spidey’ Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) to be his mentor and the evil crime boss Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) is off to something that is out rightly dangerous. Will the overweight ‘spidey’ who is finding pleasure in binging on fries and burgers instead of nabbing the bad guys, pass his mojo to the young teen Miles ( the Spider – Man of today and tomorrow)?, Is Spider – Man who debuted in 1967 is still a force to reckon in the age of Avengers, etc, is superhero just a ‘term’ an adjective?, all these questions are answered in this nonstop, extremely entertaining super hero freak out.
Head of character animation Josh Beveridge along with the makers of THE LEGO MOVIE - Phil Lord and Christopher Miller achieve outstanding brilliance in giving SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE a pop culture mash up in 3D. the brilliance of maintaining the age old legacy with those known colours seen in those retro comics, the computer-animated characters appear fresh, the vintage comic book feel gets enhanced to another level with a solid thumping score by Daniel Pemberton it’s so pacy and zany.
What makes it different, unique and the best?
Believe us, this is not a spoiler, directors - Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman have done the unimaginable in SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, in a never before and rare treat for the geeks ageing many many spiders ago to the young target audience belonging to Miles age, the audience will get to see half a dozen Spidey’s from other universe teaming up for this extravaganza that is set to take a cult status in future. You will see the punk-rock girl Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), the marvelous Nicolas Cage as the Spider-Noir modeled on the legendary Humphrey Bogart (sheer class), the futuristic Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn) and her Spider-bot, and Peter Porker (John Mulaney) – the awesome pig - Spider-Ham. And that’s not all, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE has everything a super hero, a future cult classic, an animated super hero should have and the audience wants. Continuing the legacy set by BLACK PANTHER and WONDER WOMAN, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is equally important and original in both sense even after offering its homage to all the Spidey’s from the entire universe.
It’s incredibly inspired, spearheaded by Shameik Moore as the new age ‘spidey’ Miles, the movie gets it’s defining moments from Jake Johnson as Peter Parker, Shameik Moore as Miles Morales / Spider-Man, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis / Miles' uncle, Liev Schreiber as Kingpin, Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis, John Mulaney as Spider-Ham, Lily Tomlin as Aunt May and of course Nicolas Cage as the Spider Noir.
Iconic dialogues, lines like the famous - with great power comes great responsibility?
Yes. “Anybody can wear the masks” and “I always find a way to come back”
Is SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE worth watching?
Definitely, by all means, its hitting the screens next week on December 14 2018 and the verdict is already out much before, cause this ‘spidey’ is not only the best animated movie of the year and the best spider movie till date, it’s an incredibly rousing mash-up of a movie with a comic book visuals and layers within the narrative that remembers the great Stan Lee’s Amazing Spider – Man who made us realize our power and faith within. Yes, heroes find their way to come back and anybody can wear the ‘mask’ and be a hero.
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