Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse: Being Spider-Man is a sacrifice.
The second installment of the animated version of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is finally here. While it’s critically acclaimed predecessor (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) spun a creative web of delight for fans, this comic book coupler has set new heights in CGI that make it a must see on the big screen. With all the attention to visuals though, the story suffers in the second act, but that gives us boomers time to relax and regroup for more integral action. Here’s Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse from A to Z:
A Amazing Animation
B Bad things are going to happen
C Character Driven
D Deep Decisions
E Easter Eggs
G Great Graphics
I It’s all possible
L Live the life we wish
M Multitude of Spider-People
P Portals and Parenting Pitfalls
S Sensory Overload
V Visually Impressive
W Wildly Inventive
X X Factor
You don’t need to have seen Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse to understand Across because there is a nice recap and a detailed enough explanation of characters and events at the beginning to fill the audience in and grab our attention. As with all Marvel movies, there’s plenty of humor, family values and heart as the arachnid avengers travel through six dimensions and then leave us hanging… but not for too long. The webmasters will be slinging out a third feature, Spider-Man Beyond the Spider-Verse, set for March 2024.
Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse gets a 10 for looks and action, but a 6 for story. My husband Ricky gives it one and a half 👀s open.