SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (2018) Review
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Look, another Spider-Man movie! But to our surprise, our friendly neighborhood is animated this time – a stylish, mesmerizing animated film that goes beyond any Spider-Man film has done before.
The film tells the story of Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
From the trailer alone, it’s visually stunning and feels new to the eyes, something not usually done with the genre. And that’s very welcome since a lot of superhero films have been coming out today.
Let’s talk about the story. Now, we always get to see the story of Peter Parker, Marvel is now on its third reboot of his story actually (Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland). But in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we’re introduced to another Spider-Man – Miles Morales. He’s not the only Spider-Man in the film but he is the core of the story. Though his story as a lost teenager who is finding his role in the world is old, there’s a distinct personality with Miles. He loves the art – music and the visuals, he has this distance with his parents because of the choices life puts on them. But he’s caring, loving and determined to do what it takes to keep his loved ones away from harm.
Directors Persichetti, Ramsey and Rothman not only made the most stylish Spider-Man movie out there, but also the best. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is smart, heartwarming and the coolest thing that happened in cinemas this 2018.
There’s this scene in the film where Spider-Man Noir, voiced by Nicolas Cage says, “This is a solid origin story.” And he was right. Miles Morales’ outing as Spider-Man on the big screen deserves all the praises there is as it does not only entertain, there are several themes the movie tackled like family, friendship, trust, love and heroism.
It may feel like superhero can’t surprise us anymore but Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse got more than just visuals for the audience to see.
4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ opens December 12 in Philippine cinemas from Columbia Pictures Philippines. Rated PG by the MTRCB.