Update: This film won the Oscar for best animated feature! It is available in 4K, Blu-Ray, DVD combo now!
When I saw the preview for this movie at the end of Venom, it didn’t really make me think I’ve got to see that. Instead I thought it was a bit of a contrived mash up, but I did like the style of the animation.
Fast forward to the film’s release date and I started noticing a lot of comments on social media about how great it was. Really?
So I went to see it. IMAX and Dolby style–with reclining seats that move with the sound. Holy shit. It was AWESOME! I’m pretty sure it’s the best Spider-man movie that’s been made thus far. I love the characters. I love the diversity and that it’s a modern story. You can tell that this isn’t the same story from 1962. Instead, the story stays true to its roots, but it’s been thoroughly updated for a modern audience. It really deserves that Golden Globe nomination.
Oh, let’s not forget the soundtrack! It’s pretty fantastic and consists of multiple collaborations that are woven into the film beautifully. For example “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee, “Familia (feat. Bantu) by Nicki Minaj & Anuel AA, and “What’s up Danger” by Blackway & Black Caviar to name just a few. Although, I have to admit, after buying the soundtrack I like some of the songs much better in the context of the film. Other than “Sunflower” and “Elevate” much of the album will likely not make it into a playlist I listen to regularly.
Titan has even released a deluxe collector’s edition book. Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse The Official Movie Special. Look for a review here after I get it. Here’s the IMDB link so you can check out the whole cast, crew, etc. You can come back after you run out to the movies and watch it if you haven’t already!