The reviews for Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are in and some critics say it’s one of the best comic book movies period. That’s a big claim, considering Marvel Studios this year release both Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, films that raised the bar for spectacle and storytelling.

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According to early reviews, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a fresh and funny debut for Miles Morales, and a great start for what will hopefully be a much larger animated Spider-verse.


ONE OF 2018’S BEST MOVIES

One of the best comic book movies in years. (via i09)

Call it Amazing, Spectacular, Superior… all of the Spidey adjectives apply and still aren’t enough. (via Punch Drunk Critics)

Get ready for the “Spider-Verse” to become your new favorite superhero universe, where porkers can be heroes and a leap of faith grants you access to one of 2018’s most memorable theatrical experiences. (via We Got This Covered)


SONY DOES RIGHT BY MILES MORALES

It’s innovative, irreverent, and dynamic. It’s hilarious but exceptionally earnest, with a lead character worth caring about. (via The Verge)

Into the Spider-Verse treats its characters’ emotions with care and validity, all the while trying to solve a puzzle that has long stumped people of all ages: Who am I supposed to be? And the scarier follow-up: What if I don’t deserve that identity? (via Vox)

It’s a slightly insane, hilariously daring and often touching mashup of everything that makes super-flicks so darn popular with the introduction of a Spider-Man who’s ready-made for today’s generation of kids. (via USA Today)


ARGUABLY THE BEST SPIDER-MAN FILM EVER

An inventive, irreverent and exhilarating new take on the Spider-Man mythos. (via The Playlist)

This animated spectacular is the best ‘Spider-Man’ movie since the first ‘Spider-Man’ movie. (via Forbes)

It’s the kind of superhero movie we absolutely need, with good people doing good and reveling in it, the way Spider-Man always should. (via Nerdist)


THE ANIMATION IS GORGEOUS

While Spider-Verse is colorful, whip-fast and full of visual references to the four-color printing process and comic book sound effects, it never overwhelms. (via Polygon)

The film’s wild and contradictory aesthetic—elements of which clash against each other like some kind of dissonant cartoon jazz—dazzlingly explodes the outmoded idea that superhero movies have to look a certain way. (via IndieWire)


A NEW ERA FOR COMIC BOOK MOVIES

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse represents some of the best superhero storytelling on the market. (via TheWrap)

These filmmakers have the power to make us laugh and the power to cut through any Hollywood formula. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse uses those powers responsibly to push the genre to new depths without ever disrespecting the magnitude of the Spider-Verse. (via We Live Entertainment)

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