Finally, the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is here – but does it live up to expectations?
After the first movie's events, there is a lot of chaos to fix in the multiverse, and our protagonist Miles Morales unwillingly finds himself at the center of it all. The hunt for anomalies is led by Spider-Man 2099, Miguel O'Hara, who is determined to send everyone back to their universe.
The villain The Spot is determined to get revenge on Miles Morales for how his life was destroyed.
At the same time, Gwen Stacy and Peter B. Parker assist Miguel O'Hara in collecting anomalies, while a new villain emerges – The Spot. He acquired strange powers when he was exposed to Kingpin's collider in the first movie and is now hunting Miles Morales to seek revenge.
Several voice actors return in this movie, including Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker, and Brian Tyree Henry and Luna Lauren Vélez as Miles' parents, Jefferson and Rio.
The Indian Spider-Man, Pavitr Prabhakar, is played by Karan Soni.
Among the new voices are Daniel Kaluuya as Spider-Punk, Issa Rae as Spider-Woman, Jason Schwartzman as The Spot, Oscar Isaac as Spider-Man 2099, and Karan Soni as Indian Pavitr Prabhakar.
In addition to the fantastic animation style these movies have, I also really enjoy the music, and while there are not as many good tunes in the sequel, the soundtrack is excellent.
The unique animation style and fantastic music fit the movie perfectly.
Composer Daniel Pemberton also returns in this movie and continues his unique blend of hip-hop and orchestral music to create a fresh and fitting soundtrack where it matters the most.
This is undoubtedly an entertaining and stylishly animated movie, but it lacks the magic that made the first movie fantastic, and it's obvious that it's meant to bridge the gap to the next movie, which is 2024's Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.
The new movie has the same graphic style we loved in the first movie.
It's a shame they missed a golden opportunity to make something truly outstanding with this movie, instead of merely tying up loose ends in a third and final movie. Nonetheless, it's worth watching because you won't understand what's going on in the third movie otherwise.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will have its UK premiere in cinemas on Friday, June 2, 2023.
- Same fantastic style as before
- Really good music, just like in the first movie
- Feels like a "bridge" movie between one and three
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse gets the score 7 out of 10.