Seven versions of Spidey sounds awesome.But really, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is just another day in a crowded multi-verse.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Synopsis
Everybody knows the story. A teenager is bitten by a radioactive spider. The teenager then develops amazing spider abilities, and after a heart-breaking event, learns the importance of responsibility with power. Blah, blah, BLAH. But do you know … there are actually multiple versions of the same story? Multiple versions of the same hero in different sizes, colours, and even gender? Into the Spider-Verse dumps seven versions of this amazing hero into the same universe, and the same bedroom. What then ensures, naturally, is total and absolute mayhem.
I’ll go a bit shorter on this one. Bluntly put, I enjoyed the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. But I wouldn’t go about including it into my list of 2018 favourite animations.
For sure it’s a different take on the Spidey origin story for the big screen, especially when considered alongside all reboots post 2000. But, for fans who read the comics or watch Marvel animated series, is there any real surprise left in the whole multi-verse spin? The same too, I should say, for the multiple, speculative versions of Spider-Man. Yes, it tickles. To an extent, it still intrigues. But fascinate? I doubt so …
As for the frenetic art-style, which has been commended by leading critics, I agree it’s eye-catching, although for me it doesn’t do much. (Actually, I found it a little too dishevelling) On the other hand, the use of different art-styles/storytelling-styles to differentiate timelines, now that’s creative. To sum it up, Into the Spider-Verse would qualify as a great entry point for those unfamiliar with the larger Marvel domain that is the multi-verse. For viewers who are fans of the comics before the movies, well, it’s really just another common day in a crowded universe.
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