Movie Reviews

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

spider-man-into-the-spider-verse-2018-movieDirector: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure

Runtime: 117 Minutes

Main Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, ZoΓ« Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Chris Pine

Plot: Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man after Kingpin’s use of a dimension-crossing super-collider causes 5 universes to join. Miles now has to learn to use his powers whilst also working with the other Spider people to stop Kingpin and return everyone to their home universes.

My Thoughts: I’m literally the last person in the world to watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I’m sure of it. Never have I ever kicked myself so hard for not making the trip to the cinema! Believe in the hype, this movie really is as amazing as everyone is saying it is. Apologies in advance because this review isn’t going to be coherent in the slightest.

Where do I even start? I love animated movies, especially those with something different in their style, and this movie has style in buckets. It looks so cool. Cooler than its looks? The soundtrack. Every single song is perfect. Never did I ever think I would want to watch an animated Spider-Man stuck to the ceiling, singing Sunflower by Post Malone but it was a brilliant moment!

The casting choices? Spot on! I thought Jake Johnson was an odd choice before I watched the movie, but no one else could voice a lazy Spider-Man like he did. Nicolas Cage is hilarious as Spider-Man Noir. Also, does Mahershala Ali have some kind of superpowers when it comes to picking movies? Dude knows how to pick a winner for sure!


Honestly, this movie just has everything you could want and more. It’s so funny, it has references aplenty for the comic fans, it has surprises along the way, it’s emotional, it’s just…perfect.

Best Bit: I could pick at least 10 just off the top of my head but the moment I keep replaying in my head is when Peter B. Parker is telling Miles his plan to make and steal a new ‘goober’. “I select a bagel…”

Worst Bit: The credits. I never wanted the movie to be over. Seriously though I can’t find a fault. I thought maybe Peni Parker or Spider-Ham might be annoying but they weren’t!

Fun Trivia: This film was dedicated in memory of Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, who died on July 6, 2018, while this film was finishing production. However, this was not the only dedication, as a month before the film was released, Stan Lee died on November 12, 2018. The film was dedicated to both of Spider-Man’s creators.

My Rating: A full 5 out of 5 bagels. This is the best Spider-Man movie out there. Don’t @ me.


20 thoughts on “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

  1. Yes, yes annnnd……YES.

    This might have been my favorite movie of 2018, honestly. I didn’t think there was a single weak element (and what the Hell, I wanted to hate Post Malone and now I dont?!?!).

    I actually saw this first with my son, and he loved it, then we took my daughter and she LOOOOOVED it. They are counting the days til we can get the disc!

    So glad you loved it, too!


  2. I loved this one as well. Spider-Man Noir was fantastic but I really loved Spider-Gwen and Miles which was a bit of a surprise because I don’t like her in her comics and I’ve never read one of his. This was such a lovely surprise movie! Glad you liked it πŸ™‚


  3. So Cool that u loved this too Allie! Was my favorite film of 2018 (and i’ve seen only abt 120 of them)
    Great review, spot on. especially abt the credits πŸ™‚


  4. I knew from the moment I saw the first trailer that this movie was going to be different and something to see on the big screen. I saw t the first week it came out with my 8 year old daughter and we were both blown away. As a lifelong comic reader this was as close as you can get to a comic book coming to life.


  5. Nice review, you really loved it, didn’t you? πŸ™‚ You’re not the last person to see it because guess what? I haven’t seen it, either. I’ll wait for it to show up on Netflix or HBO go or something


    1. Yes! I wasn’t the last! I was convinced that it wouldn’t be as good as everyone was saying was but it won me over so quickly. I hope you love it just as much when you get the chance to see it πŸ™‚


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