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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review

Finally this movie came onto Netflix and while I’m sad it took me so long to watch it I’m glad I finally did.

Into the Spider-Verse is in association with Marvel but doesn’t really have too many connections to the Marvel cinematic universe as we know it. It is an animation and the way that it’s animated is absolutely fantastic and something that I don’t think I’ve ever seen from a blockbuster film before.

In this movie you have the normal animation of the main characters but because it’s from different universes, different characters have different animated styles. So you have the Looney Tunes sort of animation, you have more Japanese style of animation and while it does clash quite a bit it also works so well together in showing off these different universes and how they’re all so similar but also different at the same time.

One thing that I thought was really clever about this movie was how they used frames to show how different characters are. For example the main Spider-Man runs at a certain amount frames a second that makes him seem very agile, very fluid, whereas Miles, the more new, simple Spider-Man, runs at a more jagged frame per second so he seems a bit more clumsy, a bit more new and it just added to their personalities and the characters so much.

The one other point that really caught me with this movie was how funny it was and how meta it was too. It was able to take the mick out of it self and it was just a really fun watch. Think Lego Batman and Deadpool, this had the same sort of vibe to it and while the story had some really beautiful moments and some heartbreaking moments, it always came together with this funny sort of meta-ness and I just really enjoyed it overall.

This is definitely one movie that I will go back and watch again and again. I do feel sometimes superhero movies can get a bit bogged down and a bit repetitive and overdone whereas this movie, because of how clever it was and how it was a different art style and different way of filming, really had an element of magic to it that I definitely enjoyed.

What do you think?

Until next time.

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