Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ★★★★½

Love how his shoes are still untied in the poster.

Brimming with every colour imaginable, it's no doubt that people are calling it a modern masterpiece, supremely animated and well-written enough to make anything in the film compelling as all hell. Not only that, but in reality, they're just companion pieces to the many spectacles presented right before your eyes like you've never seen them before.

The only problem I might have with the film is its emotional root. I don't really find myself feeling sorry for Miles who's learning his ways around being a newly-born Spider-Man. His mistakes and mishaps just don't have that emotional gut-punch that better emotionally powerful superhero films have. Spider-Verse just has the adamant advantage of being the most explosive and dynamic spectacle of the decade and calling it a big achievement is an understatement. But, it just didn't hit me emotionally, mainly due to its predictability. You can see some key moments happening a mile away and it's just a pity that a story with this much technical material would take that unfortunate route.

Nonetheless, people are already raving the ever living crap out of this movie and I'm not sure if I can even add anything more to the conversation. The film's been out for weeks. You've probably seen it. But if you haven't, what are you doing??

Undoubtedly, the most fun film of the year, tied with Fallout. Funny enough, both have about the same problem; predictability (in terms of story, never in terms of sequence). But again, nevertheless, this film is a must-see and, much like Fallout, is THE animated film to beat.

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