Spencer Joseph’s review published on Letterboxd:
When I was in 4th grade the Dallas Morning News printed the original Spider-Man comics with the Sunday paper. They did it for at least a year and in that year I became obsessed with Spider-Man. I had dreams where I was Spider-Man and I was dissapointed when I woke up and didn’t have powers. I loved Spider-Man. This movie made me feel like that kid again.
Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse is a breath of fresh air in the oversaturated superhero genre. It feels and looks like a comic. Spiderverse is self aware, but not cynical, and feels unique and different from the dozens of other superhero origin stories. All the emotional beats of the movie work and I connected with characters. It’s also really funny. there were points in the movie where I was laughing so hard that I couldn’t hear the next joke. The incredible story and writing is elevated by the dazzling animation. Word bubbles pop up on screen, and the frame will separate into panels to make it feel more like a comic. All of the voice acting is fantastic. John Mulaney and Nicholas Cage are the two standouts (probably because I love them already). It’s so much fun. I love this movie.