December 14, 2018
An exciting and zany Spider-man movie that’s actually great?! Sign me up.
If you haven’t seen Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse yet, then you’re missing out. This is a nuanced story about life, family, role models, growing up, and making friends. The action is beautiful, engaging, and carries the movie into the “instant classic” spectrum.
But how did we get here?
When I saw the trailer for this movie months ago, I was worried. It looks like it had a ton of characters, could be unfocused, and I was terrified the action would be choppy.
None of this is true.
First off, the movie balances its characters by focusing in on Miles Morales. As we get to know Miles, we slowly get to know the people from the extended universes. This slow build gives us time to learn and love everything about these people. And to identify with Miles’ struggles. He’s a great protagonist.