Let's say it: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is for Marvel, what The Lego Batman Movie is for DC, and no, it is no accident that behind these two superhero films so particular we find the same response. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are the "rebel children" of the seventh art, those who decided to play with the most valuable properties in the industry without apologizing for the irreverences they are willing to bring to the screen. Of course, they were not always allowed to meet their goals, but successes such as The Lego Movie and the aforementioned arachnid adventure, give them the right.
The pair that could not take over Solo: A Star Wars Story - and now we are dying to see its version - is behind this new foray into the universe of teenage superhero. The script belongs to them (although Miller is not credited), in addition to the impulse to take it to the big screen in animated format.
Tom Holland will be the new Peter Parker of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but the rights of the character still have joint custody with Sony Pictures, which allows the studio to play with this world, including things like “Venom” (from 2018) and the multiverse of Spiderman. There comes this animated adventure that, after countless versions of Parker, decides to present in society to Miles Morales, the last incarnation of this hero (half Latino, half African American), which brings diversity, inclusion, and originality to a totally willing sociocultural present to open his arms and heart. Why? Because we get tired of Peter Parker and his eternal "origin story".
Oops, there’s a lot of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, but on this side comes the “joke” of the movie directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, almost debuting people who, in many cases, It has more affinity with the art department than with the direction and the script, here run between Lord and Rothman.
New York has its hero, Spider-Man (voice of Chris Pine), who has been fighting crime for a decade. Among his fans is the young Miles (Shameik Moore), a hyperkinetic teenager with an artistic soul who does not adapt very well to his new private school in Brooklyn, away from his friends in the neighborhood and his family. To counter the dissatisfaction and elitism that surrounds him, Miles seeks the advice of his uncle Aaron (Mahershala Ali), who seems to understand him better than his own father, a police officer who abides by the rules and does not welcome the interventions of the arachnid.
The duo leaves the abandoned subway tracks in search of a disused wall so that Miles can let his graffiti art escape. There, among the toxic wastes of Alchemax, the kid is bitten by a radioactive spider, a fact that, at first, he does not give it importance. But we already know how these things are, and the next morning the young man wakes up with a few acquired skills and the slightest idea of what to do with them.
His best idea is to return to the place to try to find the specimen that bit him, but instead, he crosses into a secret laboratory belonging to Wilson Fisk (Liev Schreiber), about to launch a particle accelerator, and he doesn't predict anything good. Luckily, Spidey arrives to save the moment, or not, since the device manages to wreak havoc.
No version of the arachnid is left out of this lively madness and it is clear that this is the beginning story for Miles, who can still come across other classmates from the multiverse. The commercial success of the film, and that post-credit scene, make it clear that beyond Marvel/Disney there is Spider-Man for a while.
Genres: Action , Adventure , Animation , Comedy , Science Fiction | Duration: 117 min | Year: 2018
Cast: Shameik Moore , Jake Johnson , Hailee Steinfeld , Mahershala Ali , Brian Tyree Henry , Lily Tomlin , Lauren Vélez , Zoë Kravitz , John Mulaney , Kimiko Glenn , Nicolas Cage , Kathryn Hahn , Liev Schreiber , Chris Pine , Natalie Morales