PG Score: 8.25/10
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was released in theaters on 6/2/23
Characters New and Old
The follow-up to arguably the best Spider-Man film to date, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse takes a deeper look into the loss that all Spider people must face. Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) reveals a much more vulnerable side this time around as she is given almost as much screen time as our lead, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore). Oscar Isaac (Moon Knight) plays the terrifying Miguel O’Hara, a Spider-Man who doesn’t pull his punches and is willing to do whatever it takes to keep order.
Progression and Regression
Crazy visuals that look real at times and excellent action sequences featuring Spider-Men from all across the multiverse make this 140-minute runtime fly by. Storywise, this film isn’t as crisp as the first. Some essential parts of the story happen off screen, and being the first of a two-part story makes them leave a few things up in the air. Great call backs to previous films, both animated and live action, bring some nostalgia to this fresh film that keeps pushing the boundaries of storytelling.
Go See Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Definitely worth the price of admission, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse lives up to the hype while leaving you wanting more. Hitting all ranges of emotion, Moore as Morales shows great range for an animated character. His race to save those he loves has me eagerly anticipating Beyond the Spider-Verse next year.