The Movie: 9/10
Love love love it. Yes, there it is. I had a great time with this movie. It’s fun. It’s funny. It’s touching. It’s beautiful to look at. What more could you want? Did I mention I’m a 51 year old person? Animation is not just for kids! I have watched “cartoon” since I was a kid and as long as people keep making them like this, I will watch them until I’m old…older!
The story is firmly footed in the Spidey multi-verse. I’m not sure about this thing with the different dimensions or parallel universes to ours. There are apparently an endless number of Spider”men” or people or whatever, and in this beautifully colorful movie they converge to make me believe.
Our hero is a teenage boy who is not sure of himself, not sure about his relationship with his father, you know, normal stuff for a teenager. He accidentally comes in contact with that little atomic spider? Or radioactive? Or whatever has happened to that little spider when it bites all the prospective Spider”people/creatures”. We get his original story with the bonus of a seasoned, very well seasoned, Spiderman (the Peter Parker variety) from another universe. We also get Spiderwoman, Spiderpig, and a robot version from an anime themed world/dimension/universe. To be honest I’m still not sure what it is exactly, but it’s comic book fiction, so I’m just going with the flow.
This is such a well told story, and mix that with the artistry of animation, the creativity of every single scene, it was truly one of my favorite movie watching experiences for the past year or more.
I would recommend this for a fun weekend afternoon flick, followed by a long walk with a camera. The drawings of the world these characters live in makes me want to capture more of our non-animated world:)
- Alternate Universe Mode (2 Hours 23 Minutes) – A totally different cut of the movie with tons of black and white scenes that are added to the film.
- Audio Commentary
- Caught In A Ham Short (4 Minutes) – Similar to an old WB cartoon find out what Spiderham was doing during the movie.
- We Are Spider-Man (8 Minutes) – Cast and crew discuss the voice acting it takes to bring this to life.
- Spider-Verse: A New Dimension (5 Minutes) – A discussion of the visual style of the film.
- The Ultimate Comics Case (15 Minutes) – A look at the main cast and how they brought these characters to life.
- Designing Cinematic Comic Book Characters(13 Minutes) – A look at the physical look given to the different spider people.
- A Tribute To Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (9 Minutes) – Remembering the two icons who made all of this possible.
- The Spider-verse Superfan Easter Egg Challenge (5 Minutes) – The movie is full of easter eggs here they all are explained.
- Lyric Videos – Sunflower by Post Malone and a few others are included here.
- Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Copy
Audio & Video: 10/10
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse comes to Blu-ray with a fantastic looking 1080P AVC encode which is more than up to the job. Every frame of this film is packed with detail and vibrance and it looks incredible start to finish. This is a pristine looking transfer with no compression errors and an absolute standout for Sony.
The Blu-ray forgoes the Dolby Atmos track but instead comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track that is in no way inferior. LFE, Surround and dialog are all rendered cleanly with no problems at all. Sony have great power and responsibility and they used it well here.
Overall Score 9/10