We have been anticipating Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse ever since the first trailer hit the internet. The comic book inspired animation along with the choice of having Miles Morales as the lead character was 2 great decisions.
Miles Morales has been a favorite of comic book readers since he was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sarah Pichelli. His following outside the comic book pages has been small. Hopefully this movie will help to bring him into the public's eye. His origin story is roughly parallel to the Spider-men/Spider-women of other dimensions… They get bitten by a radioactive spider and gain powers. Their powers are mostly the same, except Miles also has the ability to camouflage himself in his environment and he has a venom strike that can paralyze most people with just a touch.
The villains in this movie aside from Kingpin don't get mentioned much. They are used as stereotypical bad guys, but they are some of the bigger names in the Spider-man rogues gallery.
There are some great easter eggs hidden throughout the movie. Pay close attention to the names in Mile's cell phone contact list. You'll also want to stay around for the after credits to get a glimpse at another lesser known Spider-man variant, Spider-man 2099.
We really like Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse. The audience overwhelmingly agreed with us. Sony has finally made a Spider-man movie that rivals the Marvel movies. Sony may have found their niche in animation.
Let us know what you thought about the movie in the comments. What was your favorite alternate dimension Spider-man?