Review: Spider-man: Across The Spider-verse
Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) is struggling with the weight of his secret of being Spider-man and his parents' expectations. He wants to go to college away from Brooklyn, and understandably his parents don't love that idea. Gwen (Hailee Steinfeild) is feeling a similar loneliness in her dimension. When she joins a team of Spider-people across many universes set to keep everything in balance, her and Miles' paths cross again.
If we talk specifically about the artistry, this is hands down the best animated film ever made. Every single frame of this movie is astonishing. They used so many different techniques. From the classic comic-book look for Miles, to the water colors of Gwen's world, to Spider-Punk who literally looks like someone brought a Sex Pistols poster to life. I was just in awe of the animation. It's something I praised in the last film as well, but it's dialed to eleven here. I can't wait to re-watch it just to see what I missed. They took so much care of every single shot. And there's a lot going on.
I love Miles as a character and I liked seeing him and his parents fleshed out a bit. Obviously as a mother myself, I really felt for Rio. Especially when she said she's been raising a boy, and now all of a sudden that boy is becoming a man. It hit me.
Into The Spider-verse is a hard film to live up to, and while this is a good sequel, it's not as tight as the first. There were parts that could've been edited down a little bit. The music in this, while still good doesn't have a What's Up Danger moment like the first one did. Still, I'm extremely pumped for Beyond The Spider-verse. It's going to be a long wait.