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.
I have to admit I didn’t think that the making of this movie was all that great of an idea. Sony had popularity with Spider-Man homecoming, and this seemed like overkill. However, this movie is great and this has sort of become the year of Spider-Man if you will. Whether it was the video game, Infinity War or this movie it is hard to deny just how great of a year the character has had.
Spiderverse might be one of the fastest moving films I’ve ever seen. There isn’t a second to catch your breath which can sometimes be a bad thing, but it works here. A lot of animated films don’t necessarily work for both kids and adults but this one does one hundred percent. This is a product of great humor and even better comedic timing.
Two more things that make this movie great: voice work and animation. Outstanding voice casting here just outstanding. Nicholas Cage and John Mulaney are fantastic in both timing and delivery. Also the animation here is crazy cool. This is something that I knew would be impressive based off of trailers, but I was still totally blown away by just how great this movie looks. It is as if a Saturday morning cartoon got a 100 million dollar budget.
Do yourself a favor and go see Spiderverse. This is a movie that makes me wonder why in the world directors Lord and Miller were fired from Solo. This is a unique, hilarious and totally thrilling adventure. I really didn’t expect to enjoy this one near as much as I did, which is a great feeling. Make sure you don’t miss this one.