Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey
Writers: Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfield
Animation, action, fantasy, family / Budget: $90 millionS
Spider-Man is arguably the most famous superhero of all time. Without a doubt, he is a part of the “big trinity”, along with Superman and Batman. See? The only Marvel Comics representative in the top; no wonder he has been a cash cow for the past fifty years or so. Sony has been taking full advantage of the movies with the trilogy that we know as “original” one with Toby McGuire as the lead actor. Then came The Amazing Spider Man with Andrew Garfield and man, was that a letdown for all the fans… After that, Sony got a deal with Marvel and rented the character to them for a few movies, and we got to enjoy Tom Holland, who thrusted himself into the costume for another six movies (that’s the agreement between Sony, who possesses the rights to the character and Marvel Studios).
Meanwhile, Sony continues to milk the cow and expand its universe. Venom is already released, Morbius with Jared Leto is on its way. “Why only movies”, thought Sony and created an animated film. Well, this film is incredible.
It has already won the Oscar for the animation, and it is really truly amazing. Watching this cartoon is like reading a comic book on a big screen. The characters are drawn so good and the comic-style words and thoughts appear so naturally, it’s beyond imagination. It is not at all disturbing, not annoying, it’s just new and beautiful.
If you go to the movie theater to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, be sure that you’ll see plenty of amazing characters (Insider’s favorite is Noir Spider-Man, voiced by Nicolas Cage), very funny jokes, unexpected plot twists and such a great animation, it will blow your mind. Hands down, the best Marvel-related animated movie so far.