Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review

Nick Landing, Editor

It seems as though Spider-Man has been done dozens of times and the latest Marvel release is another take on the story. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse goes into the life of a typical thirteen year old-boy whose artistic vision is not taken seriously by his father. The only person who he can share his art with is his Uncle who takes him to an underground cave within the subway systems of New York to paint. It is here where Miles is bitten by a radioactive spider and we all know the story after that, or so we thought. I wouldn’t want to spoil the movie but it turns out that there is much more to the Spider-Man story than we initially thought.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best installments of the franchise thus far. Over recent years, Spider-Man movies have gotten more repetitive and reviews of the previous movies show that audiences do not feel as engaged with the movies. The opposite can be said about the newest movie though, with the unique animation style and upbeat soundtrack, it really separates itself as a film of its own.

For starters, this movie has made a gigantic step towards representation with the main character being of mixed race which we rarely see in Hollywood and even less in animation. Who would have thought that an animated superhero movie could be so well produced while teaching us that we can all be great, we just have to step up to the plate. I give Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 9 spiders out of 10. Even if you are not that fond of superhero movies, you should definitely check it out at your local movie theatre.