Of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Review

Into the spiderverse review

I finally watched Spider-man Into The Spider-Verse which was released to movie cinemas December last year.

Image result for spiderman into the spider verse poster

First a brief review about the trippy animation.

Advances in tech and software have enabled graphics to render animations with as close to realistic detail and motion as possible, animating every strand of hair on a character’s head things like that but at the cost of a more individualistic feel, as automated processes try to approximate reality.

When this Spiderman animation was created they were not trying to be realistic, they wanted you to remember you are watching a comic book thats come to life on the big screen. Words pop up on the screen, wavy lines mixed in to depict movement and of course I loved how you could like literally see the Spidey sense tingling in squiggly lines

They went back to the animation drawing book on this one, borrowing from stop animation where multiple still frames are combined to create animation.

Great  Expectations
Great Expectations

“From the beginning we wanted someone to be able to freeze any frame of the movie and have it look so good, they’d want to frame it and hang it on the wall.”

Chris Miller
spider-man into the spider-verse

And now we delve into what could potentially be the realm of spoilers, if you haven’t watched the movie, this is the part you might want to consider to stop reading, if you were reading this post to figure out if you should watch the movie, then go watch it

If you are wondering if you should keep reading then I suggest you keep reading because seriously how much can one really give a spoiler to the Spiderman story, basically some guy gets bitten by a radio active spider, develops powers and because with great power comes great responsibility, he saves the city again and again and again, because only one thing stands between the world and  oblivion and that’s him

spiderman summary comic frame

Except for one thing, this movie is not about the Peter Parker spiderman origins story although I laughed in the first few minutes of the movie when they referred to Spider-Man 3 when Peter Parker gets ‘infected’with venom but we dont talk about it.

Spiderman dancing in the street infected with venom

This movie is the origin story of ‘another’ spiderman, and you thought  there could be only one huh? (unless of course you are familiar with the Marvel Spider-Man comic world and already know all this and so much more, or you watched the movie!!!….)

The Two spiderman

This story is about a Brooklyn teen, kinda socially awkward being at a new school and all, trying to find his place in the world. He even tries to get himself kicked out of school by failing and the teacher figures out that the odds of getting every single answer wrong is if he knew the correct ones

He gets bitten by a radioactive spider and mostly just gets stuck to things, people’s hair, the roof, chandeliers and on occasion can go invisible and shoot sparkly zappy things out of his hands but not on command

…..and it turns out he is not the only one because hello the existence of parallel universes and when mixed with goobers and particle colliders well things kinda get crazy and you have;

the spider people from into the spiderverse
Spider People

Spidergwen, Spiderman noir, Penni Parker and Peter Porker the Spiderham, you have to ask yourself how many spider people are there?????

Nicholas Cage as the black and white Spiderman Noir from the 1930s followed by the wind, brings back the retro with some dark humour no pun intended

"wherever I go the wind follows and it smells like rain"
spiderman noir
Can you close off your feelings so you dont get crippled by the moral ambiguity of your violent actions
Spiderman noir
Sometimes I let matches burn down to my fingertips just to feel something

…. all they want is to go home…… kinda like E.T. really.

I found the movie hilarious and mix it up with a banging soundtrack I think it was a lit flick with some great morals and with a PG rating its definitely something for the whole family though I think it has its rather dark moments, there’s death in the movie, the pain of loss is not only recurrent, its underlying and the spiderman character it seems is forged in crucible by the always getting up…

I laughed a lil too much at the part when Miles meets Gwen and she says I am Gwanda and then adds its African, I am South African, well perhaps because I know Gwanda  as a place here in Zimbabwe.

And there’s a Stan Lee cameo, I am going to miss him.

Stan lee cameo in spiderman into th spiderverse I'm going to miss him

So one last time whats this movie about, its about becoming the best version of yourself, anyone can wear a mask, and you pretty much know everything else…

My single regret is I did not watch it in a movie house, I am sure I missed out on experiencing the full range of the cinematic effects, don’t ask me where I got the one I watched, its probably not quite legal definitely not ethical and I might be a pirate, and danger has my number on speed dial I always answer when it calls…..

Whats up danger?

~B

That person who helps others simply because its the right thing to do is indeed with a doubt a real hero
-Stan Lee

27 Comments

  1. i totally loved this movie, really deserved the Oscar, totally in a league of its own.

    “I see this spark in you. It’s amazing. What ever you choose to do with it, you’ll be great.”

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    1. Its definitely a fun watch doesnt matter your age or whether you are a comic fan or not, there’s just something about it.
      I was not surprised it got an oscar when you watch it you will be like yep deserved it.
      When you eventually watch t do let me know how you experienced it thanks
      ~B

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      1. I will do. I love marvel anything, in watching since I was young. So I can just imagine it’s going be worth seen. Just had a friend tell me its good. So me and bro and kids will watch very soon. Ty again. God Bless

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      2. actually just for the fun of it, an idea for an upcoming blog post; I am going to translate lessons from watching Spider-man into how to run a successful blog, it should be fun too ha!
        ~B

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      3. Finally saw the movie a few weeks back. It was awesome. I love how well idk who all seen it. But it truly took me down memory lane of the different ones who was a spider. How is that blog post coming?

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      4. Glad you enjoyed it, I just wanted to be sure it just wasnt me who loved it hahaha and the way they did those flashbacks for the different spider erm people was nicley done

        The blog post is mostly done I think it will be the next post after the next one.
        ~B

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  2. are you the new Jack Sparrow so you can hook a farer up lol
    Did I mention that I love the new feel of your site, if not I love the new feel of your site 🙂

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    1. I just might be, if you ask me nicely lol
      Also I am sure you only thought it and did not mention it because if you did I would know, thank you very much ♥♥♥♥
      ~B

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    1. To quote Pete Edochie in Genevieve Nnaji’s lionheart “even in life we are in amidst death” So guess as the movies imitate life, well characters will die… unless its game of thrones then all the characters must die !!!
      I would love to here your thoughts when you watch it…
      ~B

      PS what do use to create the images on your site I think thats a skill I need to learn

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      1. I have watched the first few episodes of Game of Thrones and I remember it getting rid of people I never wanted to stop seeing. I felt empty, I did not go far, but I will in future.

        I use Sketchbook pro and watch You tube tutorials. I am glad to know you would like to learn. It is therapeutic.

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      2. hahaha some of us already waiting for the finale season of Game Of Thrones starting in April, so spoilers will be galore by the time you ever decide to start watching lol

        Sometimes I prefer having my own clipart than having to scout around for royalty free images which still carry the message I want, I usually fuse some together using photoshop so I am sure it would be fun trying my hand a new application
        ~B

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      3. I did not know the next season was the final one. I will watch it sometime. Ha! I am used to spoilers somehow, they are always on the internet, but Game of thrones will always surprise.

        Having your own pictures on the blog, is fun for sure. I fetched mine from stock photos before I discovered the sketchbook. It is not easy, but with patience you will finally get what you want. I wish you well.

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