Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Out Now On-Demand
Sony Animation Studios team up with the writers-directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for this animated, Academy Award-winning, multiverse Spider-Man film. Features the voices of Shameik Moore (Dope), Liev Schreiber (Spotlight) and Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight).
Miles Morales (Moore) is juggling life between being a high school student and being Spider-Man. When Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk (Schreiber) uses a super collider, another Spider-Man from another dimension, Peter Parker (Johnson), accidentally winds up in Miles' dimension. As Peter trains Miles to become a better Spider-Man, they are soon joined by four others from across the Spider-Verse. As all these clashing dimensions start to tear Brooklyn apart, Miles must help the others stop Fisk and return everyone home.
- US Trailer 2
- Extended Sneak Peek
- Sneak Peek
- Clip: Leap of Faith
- Clip: Meet the Villains
- Clip: Meet Gwen
- Clip: Fight or Flight
- Clip: Meet Spider-Gwen
- Clip: I Love You, Miles
- Clip: Meet Spider-Ham
- Clip: Another, Another Dimension
Best Animated Film, Golden Globes 2019 & Academy Awards 2019
Action, Animated, Blockbuster
Rating: PG Violence and coarse language
After Tom Holland's successful MCU run as Peter Parker, Tom Hardy's box office-crushing Venom, and one hell of a PS4 game, the question must be asked: do we really need more Spider-People? I never thought the answer could be "Yes, here's six more!" However, with Miles Morales as the lead, an incredibly dense script, and downright astonishing animation, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse turns the impossible into one of the greatest comic book superhero films ever made.
From the moment he starts singing Post Malone's Sunflower—and forgetting 60% of the lyrics—Miles proves himself a hugely likeable and relatable teen, with Dope star Shameik Moore walking a pleasant vocal tightrope between gawkish and charismatic. His sense of self takes a knock when he shifts schools; a problem that heightens exponentially when he gets his powers and meets more experienced Spider-Folk from alternate dimensions.
From a perfectly-cast Jake Johnson as middle-aged loser Peter B Parker to Nicolas Cage's hilariously over-intense Noir Spider-Man, these constant introductions poke fun at the messiness of origin tales, spinoff stories, superhero universes, and the parallel dimensions genre as a whole. More importantly, this humour sweeps the cliches off the stage, giving Miles' own origin some seriously significant distinction—especially with what it has to say about grief.
As a superhero film, Into the Spider-Verse is a superb shakeup. As an animated feature, it turns the whole production into something masterful, though calling it a "comic book come to life" doesn't fully emphasise this film's most eye-wateringly remarkable achievements.
Sony Animation Studios took graphic novel sensibilities, cinematically expanded on them, and gave every necessary detail thorough love and attention. I could geek out for literal hours about the dot-matrix shadowing, graffiti-pop colour scheme, playful onomatopeia, hypnotic camera lenses, subtle but significant shifts in framerate, the faultless merging of 2D/3D elements—every frame's a painting.
It's truly sensational to witness a blockbuster this visually daring on a massive screen. It's even more sensational that I found myself yelling: "Give me six more Spider-Verse films!"
Los Angeles Times
Total Film (UK)
NZ Herald (Toby Woollaston)
Stuff.co.nz (Graeme Tuckett)
A new and wonderful Spider-Man
An action-packed and enjoyable film.
It is a film that goes all out and does it well. It does not feel cluttered with all the different characters, with each one bring a different personality to the film.
The animation really stands out and is beautifully done to captivate the beauty of New York.
Loved all the references in the film and they really don't hold back!
One of the best Spiderman films and definitely deserves that Oscar
Not a Spiderman fan...but
Laugh-out-loud moments, six spider-people to cheer for, from schoolboy version to out-of-shape Parker. Who had time to eat popcorn?! I liked it a lot!!
Fun & Refreshing
Perhaps the best version of Spider-Man on screen? Will Miles Morales be the more popular Spider-Man in five years time is a question my friend posed and it's an interesting one. Even though the high school tropes have been done to death on screen, this still manages to capture the essence of a high-schooler in a fresh way. Comedic timing is great throughout and the wittiest post-credits scene to date.
Awesome Movie and Message!
Great all round comic book movie with epic artwork, score and story
Best Spider-Man Yet
Now I loved Spider-Man: Homecoming, but this has gone above it in terms of my favourite spider-man film. I loved every second of it, its bright, fun and has an amazing story behind it! and who doesn't want 6 spider people in one film?!