ADULTI DECISIONS. Miles Morales learns to build relationships with people and learns to believe in whats right. (Fair Use Image: Sony Pictures)
ADULTI DECISIONS. Miles Morales learns to build relationships with people and learns to believe in what’s right. (Fair Use Image: Sony Pictures)

[COUNTDOWN TO OSCARS] Spider-Verse faces the challenges of growing up

My spidey senses are tingling: this movie is a hit

This Spiderman is a modern twist on the classic Spiderman stories.

For over 60 years, Spider-Man has been an essential character in Marvel comic books, TV series, and motion pictures. His popularity has only increased. With different variations of the original. There are over a dozen Spider-Man movies. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is part of a soon-to-be trilogy directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson, and Kemp Powers. Following the first movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) which introduced us to Miles Morales and how he became who he is. This movie uses the old comic strip style to flip through past and present, comic blurbs to show Spiderman slang, locations, and dates. Evening using comic sound effect words.

This sequel continues to follow the first movie’s main character, Miles Morales(voiced by Shameik Moore), as he puts on a mask and helps save his city he also continues to be a teenager and face all the aspects of growing up. The movie takes place in Brooklyn New York, following Miles Morales who is 15. Under the mask, he is just a regular teen facing challenges like college, relationships, and a passion for what he loves. Not only is the story mainly from Miles Morales’s point of view, but Gwen Stacy(voiced by Halle Steinfeld) also gets featured. The movie begins from her perspective. At some point in the story, she feels ashamed of who she is because of the pressure from her dad. Although she learns to accept who she is and stay strong with her passion for doing what’s right.

The film also includes actors Andy Samberg, Tobey Maguire, Daniel Kaluuya, Donald Glover, Metro Boomin, and many more. This film features all sorts of different kinds of spidermen. Allowing a chance for a bunch of different past, present, and futuristic Spidermen and Spiderwomen to be present in this film. Shameik Moore, who did the voice of Miles Morales did a good job at really showing his emotions through speech and expression.
This film was recently nominated for an Oscar. That Oscar is the best animated feature. The film had some of the coolest animations. The animation includes using color to express the character’s emotions, comic-style word blurbs, and frames. Relating back to the original Spiderman comics from the early 1960’s.The lighting drawn in this animation is very impressive as well, using light to create depth and shadows making it look very realistic. Despite it looking realistic there are some aspects that are very futuristic, such as glitches to show portals and mainly fancy technology. Not only are the animations amazing, but the movie includes a great soundtrack. Record producer Metro Boomin created the original soundtrack including multiple artists featured. Such as Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Rocky, Future, 21 Savage, and many more. It’s definitely worth watching but the ending was unexpected.

The movie is rated PG, it’s definitely a family-friendly film but if other Marvel movies have interested you then it’s worth a watch. I would rate this film a ⅘. The movie has much more of a deeper meaning than just fighting crime. Miles Morales has a passion for what he loves even though sometimes his parents ground him. He learns to build relationships with people and learns to believe in what’s right. The story is about growing up and facing challenges.
Overall, I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants a laugh, loves a good soundtrack, and is interested in action movies. This Spiderman is a modern twist on the classic Spiderman stories. This story shows that it’s important to stand up for what you believe in and everyone has their own different battles going on.

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    George PeltierMar 6, 2024 at 9:14 am

    Great article Audrey! So excited to see what comes next from you

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    FridayMar 6, 2024 at 9:09 am

    My spider senses are tingling too – this review is fire!