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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales / Spider-Man.


Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world.

Why It Rocks[]

  1. The movie acknowledges that there's been too many film adaptations of Peter Parker's Spider-Man already and instead focuses on Miles Morales' Spider-Man, which hadn't been done before.
  2. Gorgeous animation that truly feels like its an animated comic book, with great use of color and even different styles.
  3. Aaron Davis and Jefferson Davis are made more likeable and realistic than their comic counterparts, with Jefferson just being a normal police officer instead of a SHIELD agent and Aaron Davis while he's still a cat burglar is still a caring uncle to Miles and his death is well executed.
  4. Likable characters such as Miles Morales, Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, Spider Ham, Spider Man Noir, and Peni Parker.
  5. Miles' personality and origin is changed so he doesn't feel too much like Peter, unlike the comics where his origin there is pretty much a retread of Peter's.
  6. The movie portrays the death of the Ultimate Universe Peter Parker, which is a nice nod to the source material.
  7. Spider Ham is a funny comic relief who is extremely well animated.
  8. A special guest appearance by the one and only Spider Man 2099 during the post credits scene. This scene also references a famous meme from the 60s Spider-Man cartoon (With several other Spider Memes being referenced during the credits)
  9. Great voice acting from actors such as Jake Johnson and Nicolas Cage.
  10. Plenty of nice nods to the comics and even the Sam Raimi Spider Man trilogy. They also mock One More Day (which is universally considered the worst Spider-Man comic to exist).
  11. Kingpin is an entertaining villain.
  12. Amazing action scenes.
  13. While the movie does focus on the other spider people, they don't steal the spotlight from Miles.
  14. The scene where Miles says "Hey" is very memorable and has become a meme.
  15. The mid-credits scene makes a tribute to the late Stan Lee who died in November and Steve Ditko who died around June.

The Only Bad Qualities[]

  1. Minor plot-hole: It isn't explained how Gwen was able to get in Miles' school after she was transported into his dimension.
  2. Matter of opinion: The stop-motion like CG takes a bit of getting used to if you prefer fluid computer animation.


  1. This was the first Animated film to win Best Animated Picture that wasn't a Disney film since 2011, where Nickelodeon Pictures won for Rango.
  2. Stan Lee voices J. Jonah Jameson in the post credits scene, which means his wish of portraying Jameson came true before his death.