Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman’s story is definitely complicated but where it wins the brownie points is its ability to keep you intrigued. It’s super-fun and the writing is stupendous when it comes to comic punches. “He’s such a pig!” says Gwen Stacy in a scene in which the Pig cartoon gets offended and say, “I am still here!”
Fun portions in the film make up for connect which I lacked with the story. The story is too complex for my little brain to grasp, but because of the many positives, it manages to sail smooth. Stop-motion animation looks breathtakingly wonderful. It’s more like reading a novel than watching a movie.
Shameik Moore as Miles Morales is one cute Spider-Man we’ve got there. Going for a teenager, the makers have explored the vulnerable qualities of this superhero in details. Don’t miss the confrontation scene of Miles with his dad. Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man plays an important role as the real Spider-Man and is a mentor to Miles. Their chemistry is well explored in the second half.
Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman is beautiful has a very limited scope as the mixed-bag of spider-people. Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis / Prowler in a very little screen time impresses big time. Liev Schreiber as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin disappoints as the villain and so does Kathryn Hahn as Olivia Octavius / Doctor Octopus.
The movie has been directed by 3 people – Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman. It’s all totally justified because the grand scale of animation in the film is too much for one person to handle. Managing to tell a tale along with keeping the promising standards of animation, this movie is a smooth process of a colorful chaos.
It has one dreamy soundtrack ft. 13 songs from Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and Lil’ Wayne. Daniel Pemberton’s music fits in just perfectly to complete this gloomy puzzle. What’s Up Danger will remain my favourite track of all and it has been used very smartly in the film.
All said and done, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is one of the best attempts from Hollywood at animation but is the story worth it? That totally depends on your choice of films but it definitely demands a watch on the biggest and brightest screen possible. Just swing into it.
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