Mayank’s Movie Review Series #1

Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse


Mayank K., Reporter

After Miles Morales, a high school teenager gets bitten by a radioactive spider, his entire life goes awry. He sees the Spiderman from his dimension (spoiler: it’s Peter Parker) trying to stop the Kingpin from activating his dimension crossing supercollider (basically, it’s an evil machine). Peter dies, and the reactor malfunctions. Seeing his hero die right before his eyes, Miles vows to take up his mantle and stop the Kingpin from using the supercollider. Meanwhile, the supercollider malfunction brings in other forms of Spider-Men from other dimensions. Lots of action ensues and the climax occurs when Kingpin does finally reactivate the collider, and one of the Spider-men has to sacrifice their life to save the others and shut down the collider. Stay tuned to find out who’ll make the sacrifice in this exciting comic movie.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in a cool animated art style, which was inspired by the source material in the comic books. It is also a pioneer in animated movies because an African-American character had the lead role. Shameik Moore’s portrayal of Miles Morales was near perfection. He played the slightly awkward, quippy teenager in a way very reminiscent of the Miles from the Ultimate Universe of the Marvel comics. It’s also recommended to teenagers, who will relate to Miles’s everyday struggles as a teen while also balancing a superhero life.

The movie is critically acclaimed too, as it has gotten great reviews from all sorts of sources. On IMDb, it received a rating of 8.7, which is the highest for any Marvel movie. Rotten Tomatoes rated it as 94% of people who watched it enjoyed it, which is exceptionally high and further accentuates how great the film was.

The Spidermen included in this movie are Spider-ham, Noir, Spider-Gwen, Peni Parker and the original Peter Parker from Earth 616 in the comics. All of these were great references to the source material, and die-hard fans really appreciated the authenticity of the performances.

This movie is now one of my personal favorite films of all time, and it also has an amazing soundtrack with several songs by renowned artists like Post Malone. The movie also won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, which is an impressive feat.