I don’t remember having ever been so moved and overwhelmed and awe-inspired by an animated feature like I was with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
What a movie!
I’m a huge fan of Disney and Pixar films and I cried in almost all the Pixar films that I’ve seen but Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse made me feel things I did not now I could watching an animated feature about a superhero. I remember crying about three times throughout the whole movie and getting chills every other moment.
Read my full review here: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is a Marvel of Storytelling and the Best Animation of 2018 (ClickTheCity).
It’s so fresh and new and every aspect of the movie is sharp and cutting and brave and powerful. I knew I was watching an animated feature but I kept thinking of it as a movie with how wonderfully it touched upon such real and palpable issues and how it can reach out and touch you in an emotional way.
The whole thesis of comparing the contemporary teenage experience of feeling alone in a sea of people just like you, overwhelmed by the world, and burdened by the responsibilities of becoming the person you want to be and juxtaposing that with becoming a superhero. I guess other superhero movies have done it but not in this way that is so powerfully relatable — and considering I haven’t been a teenager in 20 years.
No, the film was reaching out to more than just that teenage feeling. It’s more universal than that. But it was all captured in this story of Miles Morales, who finds himself becoming a Spider-Man when he too was bitten by a radioactive spider.
You have to watch this movie. I demand that you do because it’s so brilliant. The storytelling, the direction, the various styles of animation that blended so well together, and that energetic score that is so fresh and new. I’m not a fan of hiphop or rap but I loved every beat and verse that painted the sonic palette of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
This is a movie you have to see. What a magnificent way to set the bar way high for any movie moving forward.