‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ surprises audiences with five-star ratings


Infographic that depicts the Rotten Tomatoe ratings for Spider-Man movies since 2002. Statistics from Rottentomatoes.com.

Another spin-off of the popular “Spider-Man” series took off in theaters and earned five out of five stars and 97% Rotten Tomatoes, outshining previous movies with colorful graphics, funny moments, upbeat music, and a captivating plot.

When I first saw the trailer, I internally groaned at yet another “Spider-Man” movie.

Ten spin-off’s of this comic book hero exist, so I didn’t think much about a new movie until I saw the ratings.

This movie received more praise than the best-rated movie version Spider-Man 2, which earned 93% Rotten Tomatoes. The movie was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Animated Film, and more.

Overall, it is the best scored Spider-Man movie.

The story begins with Miles Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore, a typical troublemaker teen that was bitten by a radioactive spider, and his journey to gain control of his new powers, so he can fight evil.

The villain, Kingpin, voiced by Liev Schreiber, builds a portal that opens a gateway to different dimensions, which allows Miles to meet up with various versions of “Spider people” from the other dimensions.

The movie definitely had many comical features, such as a female anime version of “Spider-Man” and a Looney Toon pig version.

The animation portrayed similarly to that of a regular comic book, which includes dialogue in a comic style. Even the Stan Lee cameo was absolutely adored.

The music fit the atmosphere perfectly with a hip-hop and rap style; the music had me engaged throughout the hard-core scenes and the solemn ones. Post Malone sang the song Sunflower and other artists like Blackway, Black Caviar, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne which featured XXXTENTACION were also featured.

The only problem I have with the movie relates back to the rising action, how Miles was bitten by the spider. Conveniently, the arachnid just popped out of nowhere. That’s a “deus ex machina” if I ever saw one.  

According to Borys Kit from The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Animations decided to work on not only a sequel but a female Spider-Man spin-off.

Though I may have underestimated this movie, it deserves a five out of five-star rating.

“That thing that makes you different, that you’re insecure about or don’t like to show people, maybe you’re a kid and people made fun of you, that thing that makes you different, that’s something that connects us all. It’s something everybody goes through. But that thing, that unique thing about you, is what makes you Spider-Man,” said Shameik Moore from ABC News.