We’re just over a week away from the release of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 2018 Oscar-winning film, and the first reactions to the film have poured in on social media. . And according to critics lucky enough to catch an early screening, “Across the Spider-Verse” is “superb,” an “incredible achievement,” and the “definitive Spider-Man experience.” Unsurprisingly, everyone is freaking out over the work done on the animation, noting that it’s “impossible to see everything.” [and] experience it all in one sitting.”
Collider’s Steven Weintraub repeated than with his reaction: “I absolutely loved it [‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.’] I wanted to hit pause a hundred times to study the incredible art on display. I can’t recommend this movie highly enough and I’m looking forward to seeing it again.” Characters that stand out include “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya, Hobart “Hobie” Brown/Spider-Punk, who wields a guitar as a weapon, and new villain The Spot, played by Wes Anderson favorite Jason Schwartzman.
This time around, Brooklyn teen Miles Morales/Spider-Man (Shameik Moore) reunites with cross-universe love interest Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman (Hailee Steinfeld) on a mission to take down The Spot (Schwartzman). Along the way, he meets the Spider Society, an entire group of Spider-People whose job it is to protect the existence of the multiverse. We’ll be treated to five new universes, writer-producer Christopher Miller teased in March: They’re “expansive” and “expressive,” The Wrap’s Drew Taylor. sayingnoting that Gwen’s world was her favorite.
Many more spider people!
Everyone is, unsurprisingly, full of praise for the new “Spider-Verse” adventure. Erik Davis of Fandango saying which is the “real deal”. Davis went on to say that it’s “Visually unlike anything you’ll see in a theater this year, it feels like the [‘Back to the Future Part II’] from the series A medium chapter that is rare. [and] fearful [and] shocking, but also ultimate [Spider-Man] experience.” For Davis, Daniel Kaluuya’s Spider-Punk is his new favorite character, calling him a ‘scene stealer’ [with] some great lines.”
Kaluuya is one of the many new spider people in “Across the Spider-Verse”. We also have Issa Rae (“Insecure”) as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman who is pregnant, Karan Soni (“Deadpool”) as Pavitr Prabhakar/Spider-Man India who got his powers through magic, Andy Samberg (” Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) as Ben Reilly/Scarlet Spider, who grew up in a lab, and Oscar Isaac (“Moon Knight”) as Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099, who leads the Spider Society. In addition to Moore, Steinfeld and Schwartzman, there are the returning talents of Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’ police officer father, Jefferson Davis, Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ nurse mother Rio Morales, and Jake Johnson as Miles’ mentor. , Peter B. Parker. Spiderman.
Brandon Davis of ComicBook.com called he an “impressive achievement [visually]. It’s all a [Spider-Man] fan could ask for and much more. So good it’s hard to believe it exists. […] That [‘Spider-Verse’] what the movies are doing with their multiverse storytelling visually and thematically is putting others [superhero movie’s] attempts to embarrass [‘The Flash’] being the second closest but still behind him”.
Throughout and beyond the Spider-Verse
All of that said, “Across the Spider-Verse” is the first half of a two-part story. As you may recall, the movie was called “Across the Spider-Verse – Part One” for a while. They ultimately decided to drop that and turned “Part Two” into “Beyond the Spider-Verse.” But that structure has not disappeared, according to critics. Mike Ryan of Uproxx, who called the “excellent” film and Jason Schwartzman’s The Spot the “funniest villain”, noted that it is a “bigger story, which runs through this film and the next”. Brandon Davis agreed, calling it “an unfinished story at the end.”
Still, Davis feel the “Spider-Verse” trilogy has the potential to become the “best [‘Spider-Man’] trilogy by a landslide.” And for what it’s worth, the next chapter, “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse,” due out in March 2024, is in the same hands as this one. We’ve got three new directors Helming “Across the Spider-Verse” in Joaquim Dos Santos (“Justice League Unlimited”), “One Night in Miami…” writer Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson, all doing his feature directing debuts
Christopher Miller joins longtime collaborator Phil Lord—they wrote and directed “The Lego Movie” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”—as a writer, alongside David Callaham (“Wonder Woman 1984”). Miller has described “Across” as “The Empire Strikes Back” from the “Spider-Verse” trilogy.
Full reviews will be available on Wednesday, May 31. “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” opens June 2, 2023 in US theaters.
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