Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Movie Review 2018: Swinging Family Fare

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Movie Review 2018: Swinging Family Fare

CRITIC'S RATING    4.0/5
AVG READERS' RATING:    0.0/5
Movie Name
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
DIRECTION
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey
GENRE
Animation, Action, Adventure
DURATION
01 hours 57 minutes

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Review


It's so politically correct that Spidey is now Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), a coloured American boy from Brooklyn. Just another kid who'd rather hang out at his old school, not tie his shoelaces and do art stuff on walls with his Uncle Aaron than go to an upper crust school. Miles was in the comic books years ago but makes his screen debut in a Marvel-lously scripted and animated film where there's a story, there's wit and there's a rhythmic background score. Despite the predictable clichés (like Spidey finally saying, ‘I love you' to his dad) and the liberal use of special effects, it's free of boredom and the SFX isn't the variety that assaults the viewer without saying anything.

Most of all, the all-encompassing new Spider-Verse, which has Spideys coming in from beyond this universe, makes an ideal weekend watch for the entire family. Carrying political correctness beyond the familiar universe, the Spideys coming in from different dimensions and realms, salute diversity with a female Spidey, a fat Spidey, and even an animal Spidey.

The message as it says in so many words is, anybody can wear the mask, anybody can be Spidey.

This time around, it's Miles' turn to save Brooklyn. Peter Parker the original is dead, actually beaten to death by villain Kingpin (voiced by Live Schreiber) who's opening multi-dimensions. ‘Destroy the collider,' says Peter Parker to Miles, ‘before it creates a Black Hole in Brooklyn and all your family and friends disappear.' Miles promises, bewildered by the sudden burden of ‘with great power comes great responsibility', the Spidey line that he must live up to. But Parker died before teaching Miles all the tricks of being Spider-Man. It ain't easy but you don't have a choice, kid. Not if you've been chosen, chosen as in randomly bitten by a radioactive spider.

Now Miles has powers he's still to learn how to use. There's a mighty leap he has to take from a building and it's mighty funny the first time around. But help arrives from Spideys from different dimensions, they're all a part of the Spider-Verse.

With three directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman and multi-Spideys, it could've been a squishy mess but it's surprisingly multi-entertaining. With lines like Spidey pondering in a tense situation, ‘What would I do if I were me?' and podgy Spidey teaching Miles, ‘Don't watch the mouth, watch the hand' as he breaks free of his ropes that have bound him, the merriment never stops.


Disclaimer: We are proud that LehrenTV reviewer Bharathi S Pradhan has been appointed an advisory member of the prestigious CBFC. However, her reviews reflect her personal appraisal of a film and do not in any way speak on behalf of the Censor Board.


Analysis

    Direction
    4/5
  • Dialogues
    3.5/5
  • Story
    3.5/5
  • Music
    4/5
  • Screen Play
    3.5/5

The Verdict

With multi-dimensions comes multi-responsibility. The trio helming it, fortunately, doesn’t mess up.

For a fun family franchise that zooms in and opens up the universe and beyond, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse gets a robust 4* rating.


 

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