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Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse Review: a masterclass in animation that you feel in your bones while watching

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Published On: June 19, 2023
Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse

Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse is the hugely anticipated sequel to Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse. It's truly breathtaking and a masterclass in animation.

About 'Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse'


Director: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson

Writers: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Dave Callaham

Production: Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel Entertainment

Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Jake Johnson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Schwartzman, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Karan Soni, Shea Whigham, Greta Lee, Mahershala Ali, Amandla Stenberg, Jharrel Jerome, Andy Samberg, Jack Quaid, Rachel Dratch, Ziggy Marley, Jorma Taccone, J.K. Simmons, Donald Glover, Elizabeth Perkins, Kathryn Hahn

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 2 hours 20 mins

IMDB Rating: 9/10

Rotten Tomatometer: 96% Tomatometer, 95% Audience Score

My Rating: 5/5

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is undeniably another revolutionary milestone in animation, following in the footsteps of its groundbreaking predecessor. It’s truly a thrilling ride with a great story at its core. You’ll feel the hard work that went into making this masterpiece in your bones watching the movie.

The animations and art style are truly marvelous to look at. Every frame of the movie is a masterpiece. The animation of the movie left Disney and Pixar animations far behind. They've got some serious catching up to do after this one. The message is loud and clear: the age of hyper-realism in animation is ancient history!

The story is crazy engaging throughout. It's like a non-stop roller coaster ride through the multiverse. Even with all the new spider people they introduce, they never lose sight of the main story, which is all about Miles Morales and his incredible journey. And let's not forget about Gwen - she totally steals the show too! I couldn't get enough of her character art style in her universe. It's absolutely breathtaking on the big screen.

The way they establish the rules of the multiverse in this movie connects so well with the overarching plot of the MCU, even though it's not officially part of it. You can spot some similar imagery being used, and it all fits together seamlessly. It's got me hoping for a future crossover!

The only downside I found was that the dialogues can be a bit tough to follow if English isn't your first language. Everybody's talking in different accents that highlight their uniqueness. So, if you're a non-native English speaker, make sure you've got those subtitles on. Otherwise, you might miss out on some key world-building details.

This movie is seriously a game-changer in the world of animation. It shows us the incredible power of animation as a form of entertainment and what it can achieve. If you have yet to see it, trust me, you've got to check it out.

IMDB Blurb of 'Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse'


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.

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