‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse’ impresses with intriguing plot


Jack Lev '20

Fans of the ongoing Spider-Man series have surely heard about the film released on Dec. 14, “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.” The film had viewers drawn in from the start; everyone was on the edge of their chairs due to the perfect blend of action and comedy.

The movie introduces seven new versions of Spider-Man in the single film and follows an intriguing plot. Brooklyn teenager, Miles Morales (played by Jake Johnson), gets bitten by a radioactive spider that gives him powers and transforms him into Spider-Man. Now, whether he likes it or not, Miles must use his powers to stop the evil Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) from opening portals to other universes and potentially harming Brooklyn.

The motion picture features stars such as Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney and Chris Pine, all of whom play a variation of Spider-Man.

This film is full of action-packed scenes, such as when Miles is watching as the original Spider-Man (as far as he knows) fight Kingpin in attempt to save Brooklyn. Aside from this scene, Miles holds his own fighting and training scenes as he must learn the ropes to perform his duties as a hero; the choreography which Miles learned was intriguing. Also the dialogue was great as there were a number of clever humorous moments included; such as in one of the post-credit scenes when the Spiderman characters perform the classic point at each other joke which has become famous throughout the comic books history. Another aspect of this movie which I found to be very interesting was the fact that it is animated. This style choice allowed the producers to utilize cool graphics, a number of characters and sound effects which tied in nicely with each scene. The after-credit scenes also paid homage to the comic book series which was cool to see.

This movie is a must-see for fans of the Spider-Man franchise. If you have not seen the other Spiderman films, I would recommend watching them, but it’s not vital to understanding the premise of the newest film. Overall, I would give this movie a strong 9/10 due to the interesting, original plot, great acting and action put on display. It’s worth the $11 and trip to the local theatre, earning a 97 percent from Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.8/10 from IMDB. This animated production will make you want to watch the series all over again and excite you for the upcoming Marvel film, “Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel.”