Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse quickly swings to the top of animation

Kalen Schroeder, Entertainment Editor

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“With great Power comes great responsibility” this is a quote that is a staple of the Spiderman franchise and yes the franchise.  Most people don’t know this but there are many different Spiderman heroes across the comic book world. How is this possible? It’s called multiverse theory where there can be the same events that happen in an alternate version of reality thus allowing for multiple of one person or character.  In the world of Spiderman there are many different versions of Peter Parker or the Spiderman character in general. Following the death of Stan Lee there was a film released on December 14th which starred his all time favorite character that he created. This character is none other than Spiderman and the movie was called Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.


Into the Spider-Verse is the newest installment of the Spiderman character as the movie follows a boy named Miles Morales and his story of becoming the Spiderman.  In his world there is already an existing Spiderman who, of course, goes by the name Peter Parker. As the regular story goes Peter Parker was bit by a radioactive spider and this gave him his powers as he has spent the last years as Spiderman (these chain of events will be brought up a lot).  This time instead of it being a Peter Parker it was Miles who was bitten by a radioactive spider and turned into Spiderman. After an event that lead Miles into a subway tunnel he sees the current Spiderman battling an enemy and both their Spidey senses go off recognizing each other as a Spiderman.  A machine used by Spiderman’s enemy opens up a portal connecting different dimensions. Throughout the Movie Miles is trained to be a new Spiderman but he can do things other Spiderman can’t do like turn invisible and have an electricity power. He meets many other Spidermen that we know from the comic books such as Gwen Stacy aka the Spiderwoman and Peter Porker aka Spider-Ham.  These are spider people trying to get back to their version of reality because they have been brought to Miles’ world. However they are on limited time before they can no longer return. As the movie introduces scientific elements like multiverse theory and all these special super powers, The film itself has won an award in its short time being released.


Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse has been in theaters for a little over a month at this point and has already been given the 24th Critics award for the best animated picture of 2018.  This is a huge accomplishment for the sole fact the movie was not even released for a month before the end of the year and beat movies like Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet. In the first week of release in the US the movie had a gross box office of 48,100,063 according to boxofficemojo.com, and since its time of release has grossed 303,114,606 worldwide.  Although this does not seem like much compared to other Marvel Studios films like their Avengers series this is one of the most grossed Spiderman films to date as well as ranked top 3 for any Sony Pictures Animation film created.  Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse won the best animated picture award in the 91st Oscar’s award ceremony.  The movie was truly a stunning reel of animation.


Overall the movie has done such a good job on creating an image of the Spiderman character as well as showing off what some of the comics have to offer without having to purchase each comic individually.  The choice of making the movies art style a comic book style did such a good job at portraying a picture of not only Miles but other Spider people in their natural state. Not to mention the soundtrack featured the song Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee which is currently the number one song on the Billboard Top 100, and the rest of the soundtrack is just as good.  The film deserves its awards and is a must watch super hero movie.