Movie Review: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

By Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson, Kemp Powers 

5 Stars 

Just over a year has passed since the events of the first movie when Across the Spider-Verse begins. Gwen Stacy has returned to her world and is attempting to hide her identity from her father, George. When an alternate version of the nefarious Vulture enters her reality, the determined Spider-Man 2099 and self-assured Spider-Woman wind up pursuing the bad guy. They tell Gwen that they are members of a covert Spider-Society that has been catching villains who accidentally end up in the wrong universe and returning them to their own. When Gwen's identity is revealed along with her father, she joins the Spider-Crew to fix the multiverse's mistakes. Now enters the main character of the movie, Miles Morales, and he is attempting to strike a balance between being a good student and Spider-Man in his version of Brooklyn. He is debating telling his mother and father the truth of his identity, but he is concerned about how it would affect their relationship.   


It is frequently extremely loud and serves as a reminder of the film's astonishing visual assurance. It is equally impressive in its calmness as it is in its noise. If the first movie questions who gets to be a hero, the second movie pushes that question even further by exploring the definition of heroism. As a longtime fan of Spider-Man, my overall thoughts and impressions of the film were really positive and a significant improvement over the first installment in the series. The animation is excellent, and the references to various Spider-Man characters throughout the years were a really nice touch. The movie is definitely worth seeing!   


Reviewed by Yusuf 

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