Holy hell....what a movie, no, it was an epic event that felt like it changed the game for not only Spider-Man but the entire MCU.
Lets just get it out of the way. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a near perfect movie in music, plot, and character development and ends with you wishing there was more. It's a 9.9 out of 10 for me and it also jumps nearly to the top of all comic book movies and possibly takes the crown as the best Spider-Man movie made so far.
There is just so much that happened in this film that impacts the animated universe and the live action that I just didn't expect. Cameos? Holy Cameo hell! There is tons of characters in this even if they only come on the screen for a few seconds. It's actually amazing and some of the scenes were very comedic.
Here is a simple summary of the movie without much spoilers, well, at least I'll attempt it.
Gwen Stacy is going through her own problems in her life when a villain from another dimension is thrust into her own, this has been happening a lot and because of that a special Spider-man task force was created to stop these anomalies from happening. The one that creates this task for is Miguel O'Hara aka Spider-Man 2099. During the battle against the creature, Miguel and Jessica Drew came through and helped her and because she was in her tough situation, she followed them in the portal created and became part of that same task force.
Meanwhile Miles Morales is trying to stop a villain cutely named Spot. Sure there is some comedic scenes in this short back and forth as Miles tries to balance his life with his superhero job which never ends well. Spot comes off as a one shot villain, you know the side villain that opens up and jobs out to the main character? That's Spot. But you put respect on his god damn name because he comes out as a MVP in this movie. Spot is a huge part of this successful story and having his life intertwined with Miles is poetic much like most Hero and Villain connections.
Miguel O'Hara is a vicious, tenacious, scary type of character. I guess he has to be if he is leading hundreds of other Spider characters. He reminds me of a Batman, who will do whatever it takes to get the mission done despite what he needs to do. That's the main issue in this film, he's trying to prevent some high level events from happening that directly affects others. Is he bad? No. He just knows what needs to be done. Power? He's probably the strongest Spider-Man character out of them all and he shows it during the movie.
The movie runs for about 2.5 hours but it feels way shorter than it actually is. The music again is top notch as well as the animation. The voice actors are top notch once again and brings their respective characters to life. This movie is amazing and again changes the game for animated films. This movie makes me want to buy Spot and Miguel O'Hara and make them fight all night while I make sound effects as Miguel kicks Spot through my Ninja turtles sewer wall. It's a top tier animated movie that will be a Blue Ray Steel book collectors DVD buy, it's that good, so what's 30/40 bucks when its worth it?!
I'm kind of curious on some of the plot that played out in this film on whether or not it's confirmed that it had an affect on the MCU and what it's affects will be going forward and if it has an impact, or if it was it shown in Spider-Man: No way home or not. All in all this is close to perfect as you can get in a film. They have brought Miles Morales to life perfectly and the fact that Sony could pull this sort of story and plot together makes me annoyed of their other Sony properties that they always seem to bomb with. I don't get it!
So did you see it? What did you think of it? Is this the best Spider-Man movie made? What did you think of the ending? Let me know in the comments.
9.9 out of 10 A close to perfect movie