Okay, first of all, this movie was awesome! Just from the trailer, I knew I would absolutely love it. The art style was just something I wasn’t used to and it completely got me hooked!
If you haven’t already seen the movie, I’ll give you a quick run down on what it’s about (without spoiling it, of course). So, the story follows a teenager named Miles Morales living in New York City with his mom and dad. He attends some type of magnet, private, or boarding school (I’m not sure which so ya know, don’t quote me). Basically, the story follows Miles as he, in the wake of a tragedy, learns how to use his powers, grow as a person and learn to figure out who he is, and save his friends, family, and the entire city. That about sums it up, right?
It’s always nice to see POC superheroes. I say this simply because there aren’t a TON out there. And you could argue with me to say that there are, but then I could make the statement, “but are they treated equally to other superheroes?” I’ve seen time after time, we get a POC superhero, and they are either pushed to the side, or are given such a crappy storyline that it would probably be better if they weren’t there, instead of the writers getting your hopes up.
So imagine my surprise when I found out that not only was Miles African-American, but also Latino. He is Afro-Latino! Unfortunately, I hadn’t had the privilege before this movie to know too much about him. I remember them referencing him in Spider-Man: Homecoming because his uncle, Aaron Davis, (played by Donald Glover) was in it. So, for awhile, the only thing I knew about him was that he was another Spider-Man in a different universe, was black, and took over after Peter Parker. To conclude, let’s just say it’s nice to see more representation of Afro-Latinos!
Another thing I loved was all the support Miles had. His parents were so loving and caring and even though his dad didn’t approve of his graffiti art, he still supported his interest in art and you can tell by the materials in his room, that he owns good art supplies. His uncle was also a strong supporter and maybe wasn’t the best role model for Miles, but was super caring and encouraging to him.
Let me just say, I loved all the different Spider-people(?) I guess you could say that. Because it’s not spider-men, simply because it’s not limited to only men… Anyways, they were different art styles, from different universes with different personalities and it was honestly the best thing ever.
They were all so nice to Miles, and wanted what was best for him, especially Peter B. Parker. Their relationship was so cute and I’m glad it ended up being beneficial to the both of them because they both learned something in the end. I also really appreciated the friendship Miles had with Gwen (Spider-Gwen).
All in all, Into the Spider-Verse was a really good movie and definitely worth a watch. The only warning that I have to give is that there are flashing lights in some parts of it, so if things like that hurt your eyes, here’s a warning!
I give this move a 9/10
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is currently still in the movie theaters and will be coming out on DvD March 19, 2019!!