Hayden Welch’s review published on Letterboxd:
“One thing I know for sure: don't do it like me. Do it like you.”
I, like many recently have been feeling intense superhero fatigue and I’m happy to say that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a breathe of fresh air thanks to the vibrant, creative and gorgeous animation that accompanies the film.
Overall the majority of voice acting is phenomenal. Obviously I found Hailee Steinfeld to be incredibly charming and she did a magnificent job as usual. Shamiek Moore is really witty and just a delight. Nicolas Cage was drastically underused but still fantastic as ever.
The editing is so slick and smooth and always feels so energetic and fresh and I love all the small things that were added to give it the feel it was going for.
I really liked all the camerawork and how the film was directed overall. I felt like it really captured the essence of Spider-Man and just gives you a rush of adrenaline.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verses’ script is really weak. The story is generic, cliche and has inconsistencies that could’ve been resolved with a few more drafts.
I thought the score in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was about as bare and unmemorable as scores get. It’s melodramatic, generic and worst of all manipulative.
One of the many ways the Imageworks team paid tribute to old comic books through the visual style was to imitate the imperfections of offset printing.