Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world.
Director: Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr., Rodney Rothman
Cast: Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna
Lauren Velez, John Mulaney, Nicolas Cage, Liev Schreiber
Rated PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild
Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure
Runtime: 1h 57min
Spiderman into the Spiderverse is one of those animated films that is instantly striking due to it’s visual style and energy. The visual style is so striking that it takes a little while to adjust to it in action. Once you settle into it it’s a cornucopia of visual delights. The character designs and lush backgrounds make for a beautifully vivid film. Thankfully the story is just as strong as the visual. The story is a fun superhero tome filled with great messages for kids and adults alike. The voice cast all fit their characters perfectly with Shameik Moore and Jake Johnson sharing great chemistry. Hailee Steinfeld as a SpiderGwen has spinoff written all over it but it’s not nearly as fun as John Mulany as Spider Ham and Nicholas Cage as Spiderman Noir. Ultimately, Spiderman into the Spiderverse is a fun film which offers a fresh version of animation which makes it pop.