Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Movie Review
Director: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K Thompson
Writer: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Dave Callaham (Screenplay)
Writer: Stan Lee (Characters)
Cast (Voice Talents)
- Shameik Moore (Dope)
- Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee)
- Oscar Isaac (Star Wars The Force Awakens)
- Jake Johnson (Jurassic World)
- Issa Rae (Little)
Plot: Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero.
Runtime: 2 Hours 20 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse starts as Miles looks to continue with his life after the previous encounters with Spider-People. However, his life isn’t as easy as he imagined and a new villain known as The Spot is causing him problems. Elsewhere, Gwen is struggling with her own life and her connection with her father.
After Gwen gets to meet Miguel O’Hara another Spider-Man, she learns of a wider group of Spider-People. She uses her new connection to see Miles. Unfortunately, it leads to a bigger problem, as Miles isn’t prepared for where the journey will take him, making him public enemy number one in the Spider-People universe.
Verdict on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the animated sequel to the incredibly popular Into the Spider-Verse. This time Miles learns of a wider connection between Spider-People, but must face what they are expecting from him. However, he isn’t willing to go along with their beliefs, causing him to become an enemy among his friends.
This is an excellent sequel that continues to build the Spider-Verse. We get to meet a host of new variations of Spider-People, as well as catching up with the ones we met previously. This takes us through different cultured visions of the Spider-People too. However, away from this, we get a serious dive into the struggles they are facing along with a new threat. Miles and Gwen could well be the best two Spider characters we have, with the connection between them holding the movie together.
The mixtures of animation styles help make this feel even more unique and enjoyable. We have a much bigger story that is going over two movies. However, the way the stories are presented is the most interesting one. Each story is presented like its own completed comic book, with the series blending together to make us want to pick up the next chapter.
Final Thoughts – Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is an excellent sequel that keeps us wanting more.