So confidently economical in its storytelling.
I was hoping to like this one, but I was not expecting to love it so much I actually physically wept from how utterly beautiful it is.
Before you're like "Okay, calm down there, Matt" let me say: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the perfect blend of heart and comedy, song and score, comics-in-motion, with self-referential tear-downs that are also respectful of what emotional cores and beats work and have caused this character to now be in his seventh (!?!)…
Overall, to me it felt jam-packed but often empty. There are moments I liked, often in the real-world, but overall it just felt like something I'd seen before, but better elsewhere. Strong direction (especially during an early chase scene), a good Silvestri theme, and some lovely lighting. It's fine but not something I need to return to or would recommend rushing out to see.
Maybe I'm just tired of movies about cis white guys being the main characters in a "save the world, get the girl" plot? Whatever the reason, it just wasn't for me.