Review | Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

When Spider-Gwen Stacy decides to visit her Spider-buddy Miles, she brings along a heapin’ helpin’ of Spider-shenanigans!

Review © 2023 by Flytrap

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Written by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Dave Callaham

Directed by: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Shameik Moore, Luna Lauren Velez, Brian Tyree Henry, Oscar Isaac, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae
Complete cast and crew are here

Rated PG
Running time: 140 Mins

After going through some family drama, Gwen decides to go see her old buddy Miles, while she is also on an assignment in his Spider-verse, which of course goes sideways. This incurs the wrath of the leader of…well, I ain’t gonna say, ’cause:  SPOILERS. But Miles gets an advanced degree in arachnidan-metaverse politics, while trying to get his personal relationships un-scrapped.

This is a great story, with some great voice-work from everyone and some truly awe-inspiring animation. Once again, the artwork changes as they transverse the metaverses and I bought into it. The score got a little loud once in a while, but it was still a very sound stanchion to the action.

However, there is a trend, especially in Marvel movies, that bigger makes better and it really shows here. I beg to differ on this, but what do I know? And the ending was a shock, and to me, not a pleasant one. You’ll see.

I highly recommend this one. There was no 3D option; I would have liked to have seen it. No scenes after the credits, so feel free to swing on outta there.

Flytrap rating: 8/10

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