Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse does the impossible task of being better than the original

by Gordon Shelly

This movie gets a coveted and hard-to-come by A+ grade. The A+ grade for a film exists in its own version of the Spider-Verse, appropriately granted to this amazing work of art.

“Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse” is a thrilling and visually stunning triumph. This highly anticipated sequel builds upon the success of its predecessor and delivers an exhilarating and emotionally resonant cinematic experience.

One of the standout aspects of the film is its beautiful and original style of animation. The unique blend of vibrant colors, comic book aesthetics, and innovative visual techniques creates a mesmerizing visual feast that immerses the audience in the Spider-Verse. Each frame is filled with intricate details and dynamic action sequences that showcase the creativity and technical mastery of the animation team.

Having recently just watched and reviewed the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid,” I was excited to see a franchise embrace the world of animation to bring this tale to life.

The storytelling in “Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse” is compelling and engaging. The film seamlessly weaves together multiple storylines and introduces new and exciting characters, expanding the Spider-Verse in captivating ways. The narrative explores complex themes of identity, loss, and the responsibilities that come with great power, giving the film depth and emotional weight.

The voice cast delivers outstanding performances, bringing the characters to life with depth and authenticity. Shameik Moore returns as the voice of Miles Morales, infusing the character with vulnerability and relatability. The chemistry between the characters is palpable, creating genuine connections and allowing the audience to become fully invested in their journeys.

“Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse” also succeeds in paying homage to the rich history of the Spider-Man universe while introducing fresh and exciting elements. The inclusion of different iterations of Spider-Man from various dimensions adds depth and complexity to the story, creating a sense of awe and wonder for fans and newcomers alike.

The action sequences are thrilling and expertly choreographed, showcasing the agility and acrobatics that define the Spider-Man character. Each battle is a visual spectacle, filled with exhilarating moments that keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The animation seamlessly blends different art styles and techniques, adding another layer of visual excitement to the action scenes.

“Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse” is a remarkable achievement that surpasses expectations. Its stunning animation, compelling storytelling, and outstanding performances make it a standout entry in the Spider-Man franchise. The film successfully captures the essence of what makes Spider-Man a beloved character while pushing boundaries and delivering a fresh and exhilarating experience.

The weakest element of this movie is that it desperately leaves us wanting more.

Gordo’s Grade: A+