Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, What are the ingredients for making a good superhero film? Some might say enthralling action and visual effects, while others might say a gripping rivalry between the hero and the villain. However, many would agree that it must have a superhero whom we can relate to. Many would also agree that one of the best superheroes ever created is Spider-Man. Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, is a superhero with spider-related abilities,
such as clinging to surfaces, superhuman strength, and shooting spiderweb material. This character’s charm and relatability make its story and journey so compelling to follow. Because of its charming personality, Super-Man has many fans all over the world. Many have attempted to create stories of this character in various mediums. However, only Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse, released in 2018, that has succeeded in capturing the true essence of Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse follows Miles Morales, a high school student with a talent in graffiti. He suddenly gains spider-related abilities after being bit by a radioactive spider. He then sees Kingpin using a machine to access the parallel universe and bring his dead wife and son back. However, the machine disrupts the multiverse and displaces spider-man from other universes into Miles’ dimension. Together, they have to stop Kingpin before his machine destroys the multiverse.
Seeing Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse on screen is a pure visual delight. It has achieved something remarkable in animation, which is to successfully transmit the aesthetics of comic-book on the screen. Every color is displayed with dazzling attractiveness. The design of every character is meticulously formed and shows the character’s unique identity. The animation is nothing short of extraordinary and captivating to see, with its unique comic-book style and look. You can see that every second of this movie is made with heart and dedication.
The film also has fantastic storytelling, capturing what makes Spider-Man so special in the first place. The journey of Miles Morales in finding himself and his identity is expertly written with care and diligence. Into the Spider-verse does not only take us into the journey of Miles Morales, but it also shows us that anyone can be Miles. Every character is written to have a distinctive personality and emotional depth. There is no unnecessary side plot or convoluted exposition; every gear is moving for the progression of Miles’ story. Every character has its own dilemma, but it doesn’t overshadow Miles’ story in any way. The film is his story through and through.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is arguably not only one of the best comic-book films of all time, but also one of the best animated films ever made. It is enthralling, super fun, and has phenomenal writing and animation. Every frame is bursting with personality and style. But above all, the film understands the character of Spider-Man and what makes Spider-Man special for so many people.