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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Discussion (SPOILERS)


#1

Not officially out for another week, but there’s a bunch of charity screenings in the UK tomorrow night and it’s getting full screenings here all weekend, presumably to get ahead of Aquaman, so watch out for spoilers.

I can’t wait.


#2

I’m looking forward to it!


#3

Well…That was fantastic!!.

I wasn’t a fan of how jittery the animation looked in the trailer. But it totally works. The action and overall style is packed with energy, and I loved the use of elements from comics themselves. If feels like it nails what Ang Lee’s Hulk was trying to do with the translation of a comic panels to screen.

The story is funny as hell, but still has a ton of heart to it. The voice cast are all great, especially Nic Cage as Spider-Man Noir. He has some very funny lines.

I’ve got nothing but good things to say. It’s just loads of fun, with a really engaging story…And an awesome soundtrack too.


#4

This was a great time. Probably my favourite animated movie of the year, and up there with Black Panther as the best superhero movie of the year. Loved the animation, especially during the action scenes, of which there are a lot.

Some of the plot stuff doesn’t completely make sense (Gwen coming through the portal a week in the past and finding Miles is never explained except for them wanting her there at the start), but it doesn’t matter that much. Similarly, there’s probably too many villains, only one of whom has much motivation.

I’d have liked a bit more of Noir/Spider-Pig/Peni, but by the time we get through Miles’s origin, there’s not that much time left for the other characters. They all get some great moments though.

I’ll definitely watch it again, if only to try to catch all the background jokes (I spotted the Clone High reference, and the Oh, Hello one).

Loved the post-credits scene, which manages to be both a “set up the sequel” tease, and a great comedy bit. Though, like Ralph Breaks the Internet, reading the credits while waiting partially spoiled me on what they were going to do.

I think it’s definitely worth seeing on the big screen, if only because it’s the type of super-fast animation that still tends to pixellate a lot when watched on Netflix or iTunes. I’ll probably be getting the Blu-ray.


#5

It took me five minutes but I got sucked right in once I got used to it.

That was pretty Deadpoolian. The action was fantastic. The scene with Miguel panned out to be pure genius. I’ll probably write a little post here every so often. I had about 5 different types of tear in my eye. Nick Cage.

I’m so chuffed.


#6

This was the absolute business!
Lived up to my very high expectations. Washed-up middle-aged Peter Parker was great to see, making Spider-Man relatable to a bunch more people, I’ll bet.
They pulled from so many comics, the work of all of our favourite writers and artists. When the Kingpin flashback went all Sienkewicz I knew that this was probably going to be my favourite movie of the year.

One final thing.

Chris Pine is the best Spider-Man ever! :heart_eyes:

I had no idea that he was going to be in this.


#7

#8

My view on the movie:

Pros - The animation, amazing mix of styles, oh my god they did the Kingpin and the Vanessa flashback in the style of Bill Sienkiewicz!
The music - loved the hip hop tinged soundtrack.
The gags - loads of laughs, maybe not as thick and fast as say the Lego Movie as it’s more of an adventure movie but way more than most film.
They managed emotional beats in with the whackiness, Miles with his uncle, his dad, old Peter and MJ all tugged at the heartstrings.
Embracing comics more than any film ever before, using real issue covers for the origins, including the actual credits for the creators. The captions, the ‘thwip’ sound effects on screen.Marvellous.
The post credit scene had the people that stayed back laughing throughout (but Paddington 2 still keeps the record for best ever credits scene).

Cons - I wasn’t keen on the Noo Yawk thug voice for Kingpin, I know he is one but I prefer the cultured version from the Daredevil TV show. That’s it, I loved everything else.

I loved this movie to bits.


#9

Oh shit how could I forget…Nicholas Cage!


#10

Loved it.

Possibly the best Spider-Man film yet.

Loads of pro’s, too many to list really. The visual style was something I wasn’t certain I was going to enjoy but it was great.

I was on high alert for Easter eggs, loved the Shaun of the Dead movie poster, the fact Bendis was listed above Dad in Miles’ phone book.

Cons: as mentioned above Gwen coming into the city a week early was never really explained, however all the other spider-folk really go into huge detail about when they arrived.
We saw it in 2d and some scenes were clearly shot for 3D and ended up with fuzzy edges in the conversion. Most notably spideys head while talking to MJ at the ball.

My whole family loved it, especially Theo. Despite being 4 he took it all in and knew exactly what was going on. I watched him closely as Miles costume was revealed near the end as he loved “the black spidey”, as he calls him. He lit up, and had to tell my wife who it was.

I really liked the reveal of Doc Ock, she was a great iteration of the character.

We didn’t stay for the end credits scene, boys were too jittery. What did I miss?


#11

Sara Pichelli was in the list on one of the phone book pics too.


#12

#13

Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara, who crosses over into the universe of the 60s cartoon. Also, just before that, we hear a longer version of one of Spidey’s singles.


#14

I spent some time before the film reminding both boys how great Miguel O’Hara is and showing the pictures of 2099… such a shame we missed it.

Something to buy the blu-ray for.


#15

I actually think that’s a creative choice. The way they decided to do it was using similar ways you’d put together comics so when it looks like colours out of sync sometimes it’s to denote similar printing mistakes in comics. I found that as annoying as the frame rate at the begining but quickly started finding it really cool as it added to the idea the characters were out of sync with the world they were in.

In fact the integration of the different styles is so perfect to me, it reminded me a little of Cerebus when it would do similar stuff. Mark Kermode felt that it was as brilliantly achieved and visually arresting as watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit when it came out and I can see how it would feel that way as a non-comic reader. There are loads of tricks and visual quirks we are used to that will blow a lot of people away if they’ve never seen them before.

That’s another great thing, you could easily watch it with the sound turned down and completely understand everything, the story telling is so slick and always a to b in terms of simplicity but it adds so much depth in how it’s told that you don’t notice at all.


#16

Really enjoyed that, and the Stan Lee cameo (and closing quote couplet) brought a tear to my eye far more than I was anticipating.


#17

I saw it and loved it. I would definitely see it again.

What really made it for me was the animation style. It was so different from what we typically get with CGI movies. It really made the movie stand out for me.


#18

@Todd I think what you more clearly mean is it was fucking awesome.

They did the Kingpin section ‘in Bill Sienkiewicz’, dear lord that’s amazing.


#19

Saw it today. Beyond the clearly modern, fresh and stunning animation I thought the use of music was amazing. This felt like a modern movie, and makes other superhero movies look old fashioned and traditional. I felt like was watching something for the 21st century kids, rather that something primarily for 20th century Gen X and Millennials.

Full credit for the entire team who had the vision to pull this off. They’re ahead of the curve.

All that said as fun as it was I wasn’t the biggest fan of the concept or the story. I found the inter dimensional stuff to be distracting, and beyond Gwen and Old Peter I didn’t think any of the other Spideys worked. Honestly if they’d played the movie straight with Miles, Gwen and Peter and had none of the dimensional stuff I think it would have been better. Miles is a terrific character, and the animation was gorgeous - that was all I really wanted to watch. It honestly made me a little sad that he’s a cartoon character and not a live actor who could feature in other Sony/Marvel movies.

It was also a really comic book movie. It’s just a step from something they’d release direct to DVD, I can see comic fans loving it but normal people not being into it. This will likely end up being the lowest grossing MCU movie to date.


#20

It’s not an MCU movie, is it?