MOVIE REVIEW: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

written by David Steffen

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 animated superhero movie from Marvel Studios.

Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) looks up to Spider-Man even though his policeman father (Brian Tyree Henry) hates him. His uncle Aaron (Mahershala Ali) takes him to an abandoned subway station to make some graffiti, and he’s bitten by a radioactive spider there. He starts to manifest his spider powers the next day in an embarrassing encounter with the new girl Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld).

While searching for the abandoned subway station again, he stumbles across Spider-Man (Chris Pine) fighting to stop an alternate reality gateway made by Spider-Man’s nemesis Wilson Fisk (Liev Schreiber) (aka the Kingpin). Not long after Miles meets another Spider-Man (Jake Johnson), and he’s not the only one.

The animation in this movie is gorgeous, capturing the comic book style and feel and using comic book styling for emphasis and fun. The plot is weird and action-packed and full of twists and turns. The writing is superb, the voice-acting is great, the humor is perfect. It’s the first animated Spider-Man feature film, and the first one starring the Miles Morales Spider-Man character.

Highly recommended, watch it, you won’t regret it.