Starring voices of: Chris Pine, Nicolas Cage, Zoe Kravitz, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Kathry Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Jake Johnson, Shameik Moore
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey
Release date: 12th December 2018
Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) is just your average kid, going to school and hanging out with his friends. He has a very cool uncle who he likes to hang around with and one day his uncle takes him to a place deep underground in the Subway where he can pursue his love of Graffiti art. Unsurprisingly he gets bitten by an Alchemax spider and soon finds himself sticking to anything he comes into contact with. His dad is a strict New York cop who is constantly trying to bond more with his son. Miles on the other hand thinks it’s very uncool for his dad to give him so much attention. While trying to work out what has happened to him, he meets Peter Parker/ Spider-man. Peter tells him about a ‘collider’ that can tear through the fabric of time and Myles is the only one who can stop it. Unfortunately Kingpin is a very evil villain and wants the collider for his own selfish aims, no matter what it costs to the rest of the world. When switched on, the collider causes five different dimensions to open, each with it’s own version of ‘Spider-man’. They all meet up and must help Miles to get them home and close down the collider before the world and its reality is destroyed.
A totally new look at the Spider-man story we all know and love, ‘Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is visually unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. There have been many incarnations of Spider-man in movies over the past few years; Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland and then this new animation opens a whole new look at the story and opens your eyes to a much larger world. It’s also brought to you by the guys that made the Lego movie; Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Visually, this movie is groundbreaking and astonishing. The best way to maybe describe it would be to say that it’s like watching a comic book come to life. The use of dark lines around features on each character, and the use of comic book ‘sounds/ graphics’ makes this a beauty to watch.
The ‘Stan Lee’ piece in the movie is also really lovely and a very fitting tribute. Fans of Marvel and this very iconic character will be very pleased with this animation. You’ll probably leave the cinema feeling like you’ve witnessed something very special and will want to see it more than once.
You definitely need to see this on a big screen. Maybe push the boat out and go see it in IMAX. You won’t be disappointed.