Excerpt: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse does justice to the genre, with a mix of beautiful animation, a surprisingly logical story given its multidimensional nature and characters I found myself caring about.
Excerpt: Persistence has finally paid off with this frequently rebooted franchise – not only is this one of the most enjoyable “Spider-Man” movies to hit the big screen, it’s one of the most dazzling animations of the year.
Excerpt: Has a verve rare in big-budget movies at the moment. Fun and fresh and legitimately engages with its source material on the levels of story, visuals, and mythology all at once. It feels like discovering storytelling anew.
Excerpt: Outside of the occasional “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” Sony Pictures Animation has been sitting at the nadir of feature animation since its earliest days. With “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” they’ve finally hit on a formula and a format that could presage a brilliant re-invigoration of their brand.
Excerpt: Throughout Into the Spider-Verse, there’s a sense the filmmakers blanketed the screen with everything they had. Look in the background, and you’ll see that a noodle shop is dubbed “Romita’s Ramen,” after a Marvel artist who made the Wallcrawler his own. Thankfully, Persichetti, Ramsey and Rothman have done the same.
Excerpt: For too long the studio has attempted to bring an old origin tale to whatever present their film was being made. Finally the current generation exists onscreen as more than a layer of polish atop the last.
Excerpt: Purely in terms of what one expects from a template that is ever-so-familiar, ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ contains crackling animation, a commendable storyline and is, hence, a timely tribute to Stan Lee.
Excerpt: With its pitch-perfect voice casting, jaw-dropping animation with vibrant colors, and an excellent screenplay that has thrills, humor, and heart, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is a stunning animated achievement worth taking a swing on.