So. Spider-man, we meet again. I have never liked you as a superhero, you are too immature and your Bugs Bunny humor is second rate. But dang it, if Disney isn’t making you an effective little money maker.
Okay. First, I have to clear the air. I’ve nursed a 40 year resentment against Spider-man. When I was in second or third grade, my best friend Aaron refused to walk home from school because of Spider-man afternoon cartoons. Instead of dwaddling home with me, Aaron would run as fast as he could up the street so he could catch as much of Spider-man as he could. I didn’t understand it because the cartoon was awful even for 7 year olds AND Aaron was never a fan of superheroes.
Now that THAT is out of the way, SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is really good. See it!
The animation is innovative and exciting. The competing styles which clash and explode on the screen capture the comic book world at its most inspiring. A visual template where everything is possible. While the plot irreverent enough to admit it makes no sense. And as an origin story of the new Spider-kid, Miles, it is fantastic.
My only real complaint about the movie is that it did not include the Broadway incarnation of Spider-man. I mean if you are going to include freeking Spider-ham, how do you not include the failed Broadway MUSICAL version! Such a clever inclusion would have worked better than making up Spider-noir or whomever it was the Nicolas Cage was voicing.
Seriously, run home right now and watch this cartoon.