Movie Review - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Review: Damn, this movie, at first, I was a little upset by its animation until I settled into the stylistic choice. They didn’t go for hyper-realism, they went their own way and they made it work, which, to me, is the mark of a skilled future visionary. So kudos on that.
The comic book touches throughout, from the animation to the thought bubbles, to straying away from direct commercial branding, except sony, of course. These were refreshing and allow the viewer to focus on the story and world of Spider-Man.
The story which is mindbendingly, spellbindingly, good. As all iterations of Spider-Man should be. It even touched on events of the previous movies and comics, which is nice. This movie made me remember why I loved Spider-Man and still do.
He’s human, first and foremost.
The only thing that was a little confusing on the second watch was the introduction of Gwen Stacy from a parallel earth. The reason being that there seems to be a continuity error as she appears before an important plot device sets her up. Maybe I am totally wrong about that.
The end scene and the credits scene really made the movie. Well played. The nods to Stan Lee during and after the film are sobering but necessary reminders to keep making magic in this world. This film is definitely a love letter to that kind of magic.