Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Did you know as of the date of this review that Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse is currently ranked #26 on IMDb’s Top 250 highest rated movies of all-time? Yeah, it took less than a month for this Marvel animated movie to achieve fame and fortune that put the rest of the Spider-Man movies to shame. If you look up the list right now, you’ll see there isn’t another film from the franchise listed anywhere in the Top 250. Also, I should point out the 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which beats out Spider-Man 2 (2004) 93%, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) 92%, and Spider-Man (2002) 90% as the only movies to crack the 90 point total.

There is a reason I loaded that first paragraph with useless box numbers, I wanted to build up the hype for this amazing movie. Into the Spider-Verse was all about heart and humour. Whether it promoting a Spider-Man Christmas album, fighting bad guys in multi-dimensional worlds, or Spider-Man telling his dad he loves him, there aren’t any major flaws with the story or the animation. This movie could have been in 2D or even 4D and the house would still be packed with both adults and kids who would have a blast.

I heard of this movie and didn’t put much thought into actually seeing it. There was nothing that screamed out to me that I needed to see this movie. Let me say that I am glad I did. With no expectations and no real link to the Avengers universe, or even other Spider-Man movies, I was able to sit back and be thoroughly entertained.

Everything the writers and artists threw at us was bang on. In a movie about Spider-Man, there were actually five different ones, all from different dimensions. The fun never stopped and even though the story had some seriousness to it, it was really a marvellous superhero flick. You may not like comic books (and some parts play out like one) but trust me when I say this will still be a movie you can enjoy. 9/10

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