Conner’s Critiques: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Advanced Screening

Hello and welcome to Conner’s Critiques. My name is Conner Sharp and I’m very excited to return again to do another review for this website and share it all with you. My reviews/critiques will be based on three categories: Story, Acting, and Overall. So lets begin.

If your reading this, you are most likely interested, or have watched other Comic Book character movies in the past. Having sat through the Astonishing Spider-Man in 2002, the Superior Spider-Man 2 in 2004, the disappointing Web of Spider-Man 2 in 2007, the Sensational Amazing Spider-Man in 2012, the Blahing Amazing Spider-Man in 2014, and lastly the Ultimate Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017, I can tell you what makes a movie a … well movie, and what makes a movie a strong Spider-Man movie.

Well I mean… I guess that’s why you are even here in the first place… right?

STORY: 10/10
I don’t give 10s easy, but I’ll be honest, with a lot of ground to cover in this movie, and a lot of identical characters to introduce in a short a mount of time, this movie still manages to do it, while giving a fun origin for Miles Morales, including some training montages! While watching it, the story didn’t seem that impressive and was to a degree predictable. That being said, while watching it I found myself wondering how they were going to still find a way to hit every point and masterfully crafting dialog, creating a story, that is more the journey then the end of the destination.

The movie is amazing for children and parents, and will really pull people into it. The comedy hits on multiple levels and the characters are not to serious, but fit and do not feel flat.

ACTING: 8/10
The list of talent they brought into this film is through the roof. Gwen Stacy, Miles Morales, Peter Parker, and the voice talents of the villains are all top notch. Some of the most notable actors in the work are Nicholas Cage as Spider-Man Noir, and John Mulaney as Spider-Ham. They never treat the characters as serious. They appreciate the off the wall ridiculousness of the content, but while still playing them as the character would. Spider-Ham is incredibly self aware that he doesn’t belong in this world. Spider-Man Noir is still in black and white, and the characters call them out on it.

The only setback in this piece is that the villains motivations are a bit flat. While Fisk’s motivations are very clear and solid, the others are either flat or non-existent. I will say I wish more time was given to Fisk’s motivations, they were tragic and heart breaking. If I didn’t know how much of a monster the character is in the content, I would find it hard to view him as a true enemy as a result of the nature of his actions.

Holy shit. Lets just put it this way, it’s not been a problem where Sony didn’t know how to make a Spider-Man movie. It has to do completely with what they are trying to do. Spider-Man is not a serious character. He is a wise cracking, over powered child dealing with b-list villains (most of the time). There is a wealth of that content, I mean after all, this is not the first time Spider-Ham existed. Sure there is a ton of dark and tormented content for movies to work with for serious films, but the items that stand out about Peter Parker and Spider-Man is the humor of it. If Sony keeps to this style, they don’t need the MCU to make a great Spider-Man film.

Conner’s Final Thought(s):
SEE THIS! Add this to your watch list, and bring the children. There is a couple sad moments so keep in mind it is PG13, but I’m pretty sure unless your children don’t know what death is, they can handle this film. Also, if you don’t have kids, don’t think this movie is just for Kids, adults will love this as well.

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