Over Christmas break, a new movie swung into theaters. “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” hit the box office, bringing in $55.7 million in profits in its first weekend alone. For the general public, this movie was not necessarily a must-see, but it ended up surprising all those who saw it with its new animation style and heart-felt storyline.
“I think [the filmmakers] did a good job with a new and creative type of animation,” said an anonymous MJHS student.
The movie ties together seven different comic timelines, including Spider-Gwen and Spider-Hog, who got bitten by a radioactive pig. The official synopsis for the movie is, “Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world.”
Although no one saw this coming, this underdog film has managed to sneak its way into the hearts of fans everywhere, as well as major awards shows. The film received a 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and was further validated when it won a Golden Globe for best animated feature. It is also nominated for best animated feature at the 2019 Academy Awards.
It’s important to note that Sony was the company in charge of this movie, so all events included within do not affect “The Avengers” storyline. Other Marvel fans were not left out, though. The trailer for “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the sequel to “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” was recently released. Fans were ecstatic, to say the least.
“It looks like it will be very different than the ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ movie since there is a trip involved. I'm excited to see what Marvel has in store for this sequel.”