Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse


Jake Silvey, Student Journalist

Just before winter break, Marvel Studios released “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse,” a unique animated film depicting the life of Brooklyn teen, Miles Morales, who becomes Spiderman when he is bitten by a radioactive spider. Later, a portal from another dimension is opened by the main antagonist, Kingpin, which allows other Spidermen from different dimensions into Miles’s dimension. The rest of the movie details the Spidermen’s attempt to reopen the portal and return to their respective dimensions and Miles’s conflicting personal life.

The movie was so unique as it was portrayed like a comic book with it’s crisp animation, comic book-like thought bubbles, and change of scenes. As a huge Marvel fan, I greatly enjoyed the movie as it provided a new look to superhero action I have yet to see in a movie. Even though the movie lived up to my expectations, I did have a problem with the lack of background knowledge the viewers were given about Kingpin and how he was developed throughout the movie. Another BHS junior who enjoyed the movie was Ibrahim Ahmed who said, “The animation in that movie was unreal.”

Overall, the movie was very unique and a great Marvel movie nonetheless. As a lover of Spiderman and superheroes films, I would give “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse” an 8.5/10.