Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Screenplay: Phil Lord & Rodney Rothman from a story by Phil Lord
Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Zoë Kravitz, Nicholas Cage, Liev Schreiber and Chris Pine.
The Pitch: “Let’s make an amazing animated Spider-Man movie featuring all of the various versions of Spidey!”
Tagline: Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask.
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a beautifully animated movie that is a joy to watch and a love letter to comic books. That’s because Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is unlike any other animated movie ever. It actually looks like a comic book come to life right down to the zip-a-tone dot patterns, captions and sound effects come to life.
The story involves young Miles Morales bitten by a radioactive spider and empowered with, you guessed it, spider-like powers. Miles finds himself the heir to Spider-Man when Peter Parker is killed trying to stop Wilson The Kingpin Fisk from opening up a portal to other dimensions. Miles has no idea how to use his new powers or to stop Fisk. Fortunately, when the portal opened alternate universe versions of Spider-Man came through. These versions of Spider-Man team with Miles to try to stop Fisk and get back to their rightful dimensions before they disintegrate.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has well-developed characters, humor and suspense. It’s beautiful to watch and a fun way to spend a couple of hours.