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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Film Review

Spider-Man is a huge iconic character within the Marvel Universe appearing in numerous Marvel comics and was added to the Marvel’s cinematic universe (MCU) by being introduced in Marvel’s Avengers: Civil War in 2016. Many Spider-Man fans have accepted the third attempt of bringing the character to the big screen after Sam Raimi and Marc Webb adaption of the character.

Spider-Man is a fictional superhero created by American writer and editor Stan Lee with the help of artist Steve Ditko. Spider-Man first appeared in the anthology comic book titled Amazing Fantasy number fifteen in 1962, during the Silver Age of Marvel comics. The staff at Marvel Studios have honored the respect they have for Stan Lee by allowing him to guest star in cameos during each of their films until his passing in 2018.

Alternate Versions of Spider-Man

Miles Morales/ Spider-Man (Shameik Moore) is an antecedent teen half-Puerto Rican and half-African-American background, who takes up the mantle of Spider-<an after getting the traditional spider bite and witnessing the death of the current Spider-Man. ,

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Peter B. Parker/ Spider-Man (Jake Johnson) comes from another universe and appears older and pessimistic when first meeting Miles, After seeing the life that the dead Spider-Man (Chris Pine) had he changes his mind and mentors Miles to use his powers.

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Gwen Stacey/ Spider-Woman (Hailee Steinfeld) is intelligent, kind, and adaptive ally who takes on the mantle after losing her best friend Peter Parker. After an awkward introduction with Miles she slowly befriends him under the alas of Gwenada.

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn) is a young girl from Japan who seems adapt at engineering seem by her quick craftsmanship of a mechanical robot. She appears cheerful and supportive of Miles being new to the idea of having powers.

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Peter Parker / Spider-Noir (Nicolas Cage) he comes from a post-apocalyptic universe and seems psychologically affected by it. He has a dark humor resorting to self-harm, to snap him out of his mental torment. Not much is seen of his powers throughout the film.

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Peter Porker/ Spider-Ham (John Mulaney) despite being a taking pig he has all the same powers as Peter Parker. He has a quick wit and uses humor as a shield. He comes across as being pessimistic and waits for others to prove their self to him.

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Wilson Fisk/ Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) is a major Marvel comics villain and is manipulative and cunning. He employs Olivia Octavius / Doc Ock (Kathryn Hahn) a genius scientist to build the machine to go back in time to save his family unaware that it might disrupt all parallel universes.

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man into the Spider-verse Story

Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with school, friends and,on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he comes across Peter Parker, the erstwhile savior of New York, in the multiverse, Miles must train to become the new protector of his city.

Marvel Fan

In keeping with the animated style, the film was filled with bright colors, upbeat songs, and a large range of Easter eggs for every Marvel fan. It was heartwarming to see Miles journey of discovering his powers and learning to take life challenges head on instead of running from them. It was amusing to see them handle the overdone telling of Spider-Man’s origin story.

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

I would rate the film an eight out of ten for being able to tell a compelling story for anyone not familiar with the characters or the parts of the story inspired by Marvel comics. I liked that they showed different versions of Spider-Man there was a reason behind there presence. Despite the upbeat song choices, it wasn’t a genre that I enjoy and at times it was distracting.

Burned it!
Emberly

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