Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a Groundbreaking Achievement for Animated Movies


Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is now available in theaters. (image from Sony Animation Studios)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is widely considered to be one of the greatest animated movies of all time, and one of the most iconic movies of the past decade, topping charts upon its release. The sequel had high expectations from fans, and I can say with 100% honesty that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is one of the best superhero movies of all time and is the most visually beautiful film I’ve seen.

Across the Spider-Verse improves on nearly every aspect of the first movie. The animation is cleaner, more unique and just breathtaking. The comedy has also improved heavily from the first movie. This movie made me laugh multiple times in the theater, but the comedy doesn’t overshadow some of the darker tones of the movie like in other recent superhero movies.

The voice acting was another highlight; Shameik Moore as Miles Morales/Spider-Man and Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman were outstanding once again, Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099, Daniel Kaluuya as Hobie Brown/Spider-Punk, and Jason Schwartzman as The Spot were all wonderful additions to the cast.

The first movie is known for the iconic soundtrack and Across the Spider-Verse has improved heavily with both the soundtrack and the musical scoring. While I do believe that the soundtrack for the first film has some better individual songs, the sequel’s soundtrack as a whole better captures the film’s tone. Daniel Pembertons score is absolutely amazing and he manages to capture the magic of this movie through music.

If you’re a fan of Spider-Man, animated movies or superhero films in general, you will love Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. All of the many easter eggs and cameos will indefinitely take multiple viewings to catch and make the film that much more enjoyable. This is definitely a film you need to see in the theater, because there are so many small details in the art style and animation that you have to experience on the big screen.