Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Liev Schreiber
In the recent times, we have seen Spider-Man launch his own franchise, come back in a pointless reboot, and then join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now the superhero gets a new lease of life as an animated character who somehow shares the same universe (spider-verse) with Venom. Miles Morales is a troubled teenager who is bitten by a radioactive spider. As Miles attempts to harness his newfound powers, he is joined by five other incarnations of Spider-Man from parallel universes. Although Spider-Man fatigue is gradually setting in, this is a funny, imaginative, and entertaining animation. However, the movie’s constant visual and auditory borbardment overwhelmed me at times. An Academy Award winner for best animated feature.