I wanted to watch SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE one more time before writing a little something about it, but its just too good not to comment right now. I watched it right before the new year and thought I’d be able to catch it again. Alas, I have not.
The first thing you should know is that this is a movie the entire family will enjoy. The storytelling here is quite good and the visuals are out of this world.
Secondly, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is one of the greatest superhero movies ever made. Not the best animated feature, not the best Spider-Man movie (there’s been a few…), one of the best superhero movies.
For me personally, it is the best example of the comic book superhero genre at the movies. Better than Black Panther. Better than Superman: The Movie. Better than The Dark Knight. Waaaaayyy better than any superhero animated feature (although Batman Mask of the Phantasm is really good).
If you haven’t already, go see it. You will not be disappointed.
If you want a deep-dive into why this movie is so incredibly amazing, read this article by Siddhant Adlakha in Slashfilm examining the artistic choices behind the movie. It’s insightful and smart.
Now, I need to go see it again.