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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse [2018] (1 disc)

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Director:Bob Persichetti
Peter Ramsey
Rodney Rothman
Writer:Phil Lord
Rodney Rothman
Composer:Daniel Pemberton
Length:117 minutes
(1 hour 57 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
IMDB Rating:8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:97%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.


Reaction: Fun. Visually stunning. Original. Enjoy!


Personal Rating: 9/10

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Bob Persichetti => Director
Peter Ramsey => Director
Rodney Rothman => Director / Writer
Phil Lord => Writer
Daniel Pemberton => Composer
Adam Brown => Additional Voices (voice)
Al Rodrigo => Additional Voices (voice)
Brian Tyree Henry => Jefferson Davis (voice)
Bridget Hoffman => Additional Voices (voice)
Chris Pine => Peter Parker (voice)
Christopher Miller => Additional Voices (voice)
Courtney Peldon => Additional Voices (voice)
Dennis Singletary => Additional Voices (voice)
Devika Parikh => Additional Voices (voice)
Hailee Steinfeld => Gwen Stacy (voice)
Jake Johnson => Peter B. Parker (voice)
Joaquín Cosio => Scorpion (voice)
John Mulaney => Spider-Ham (voice)
Jorma Taccone => Last Dude (voice) / Green Goblin
Kathryn Hahn => Doc Ock (voice)
Kimiko Glenn => Peni Parker (voice)
Lake Bell => Vanessa Fisk (voice)
Liev Schreiber => Wilson Fisk (voice)
Lily Tomlin => Aunt May (voice)
Luna Lauren Velez => Rio Morales (voice)
Mahershala Ali => Uncle Aaron (voice)
Melissa Sturm => Additional Voices (voice)
Natalie Morales => Miss Calleros (voice)
Nicolas Cage => Spider-Man Noir (voice)
Oscar Isaac => Interesting Person #1 (voice)
Rif Hutton => Additional Voices (voice)
Shameik Moore => Miles Morales (voice)
Stan Lee => Stan (voice)
Zoë Kravitz => Mary Jane (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • At the beginning of the film, the famous phrase "With great power comes great responsibility" is actually said by Cliff Robertson, who played Uncle Ben in the original "Spider-Man" trilogy with Tobey Maguire. The quote was pulled from "Spider-Man" archival footage, as Robertson passed away in 2011.
  • The first Spider-Man film to win an Oscar since Spider-Man 2 (2004), which won an Oscar for "Best Visual Effects".
  • Cast features 2 Oscar winners: Mahershala Ali & Nicolas Cage and 2 Oscar nominees: Hailee Steinfeld & Lily Tomlin.
  • Stan Lee's cameo as J. Jonah Jameson is a reference to his long-standing claims that Jameson is an exaggerated potshot at himself.
  • Tobey Maguire was almost cast as the older Peter Parker, but the filmmakers feared that audiences would find it too confusing. John Krasinski was also considered for the role at one point.
  • This was Nicolas Cage's second animated film released in 2018, after Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018).
  • Hailee Steinfeld says of her character Gwen Stacy, "...she's really just the toughest, coolest, smartest and the most capable one in the room, and she knows it."
  • With Lily Tomlin playing Aunt May, all four actresses to play her in a theatrical film have been Academy Award nominees, after Rosemary Harris, Sally Field and Marisa Tomei. Tomlin was nominated for [Nashville (1975)].
  • The act of electrocuting others by touch is known as venom strike. The venom strike and the ability to become invisible are two powers that Miles has in addition to the usual Spider-Man abilities.
  • It was the first non-Disney or Pixar film to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature since Rango (2011) as well as the 6th non Disney/Pixar film to win this award.
  • This was stand-up comedian John Mulaney's first theatrical film role.
  • [?] Brian Michael Bendis, who created the comic book version of Miles Morales, credits three things that inspired him to make Miles African-American: his two adopted black children, Barack Obama becoming president, and Donald Glover wearing Spider-Man pajamas on an episode of the TV show "[Community]."
  • Animation has always been a time-consuming art. It can take animators a week to do four seconds of the movie. Because of how involved and sophisticated the animation processes for "Spider-Verse" were, it took a month to do four seconds.
  • When Miles is shutting down the Colliders generator you can see the FLDSMDFR machine from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) getting sucked in.
  • Shameik Moore, who voices Miles Morales, has been a fan of Spider-Man since childhood. He says, "In fact, when I was a teenager, I wrote in my diary that one day I would play Spider-Man!" He is very proud to be a part of "Spider-Verse" because he says, "It's important to point out that 'Spider-Verse' is the first movie about a biracial superhero, ever. His culture, background and upbringing really makes him a different type of superhero - something we have been eager to see on the big screen for a very long time."
  • According to John Mulaney, the producers encouraged him to "have fun" with his role as Spider-Ham, so he added cuss words to his dialogue. He eventually asked what the rating of the film was, which was PG.
  • One of the many ways the Imageworks team paid tribute to old comic books through the visual style was to imitate the imperfections of offset printing.
  • When Miles first visits Uncle Aaron's apartment, the television is playing the television show [Community]. The beginning of that episode shows Donald Glover's character Troy getting out of bed wearing Spider-Man pajamas. This was a reference to an unsuccessful 2010 online campaign to get Donald Glover a chance to audition for the lead role in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). Miles Morales co-creator [?] Brian Michael Bendis describes that image of Glover in the Spider-Man pajamas as one of the major inspirations for the creation of the character and the character's design. Additionally, Glover appeared as another version of Aaron Davis in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), in which he makes brief reference to his nephew. Glover also voiced Miles Morales in Disney's "Ultimate Spider-Man" cartoon series.
  • Phil Lord describes the Aunt May of "Spider-Verse" as "kick-ass and feisty." The filmmakers were actually thinking of Lily Tomlin for Aunt May when they were writing the script, so they were happy when she accepted the role.
  • According to comic book writer [?] Brian Michael Bendis, Miles uses his mother's last name because his dad was a secret agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and wanted to keep Miles safe. By the time Jefferson was no longer an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Miles was too old to change his name.
  • (At 52 mins) The "bagel" text as the bagel hits the scientist's head was a joke pitch that an animator took seriously and added in. They loved it.
  • This film was dedicated in memory of Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, who died on July 6, 2018, while this film was finishing production. However, this was not the only dedication, as a month before the film was released, Stan Lee died on November 12, 2018. The film was dedicated to both of Spider-Man's creators.
  • If you hit pause anytime a train goes, because all the animators wanted to animate Stan Lee, he's in almost every single train.
  • It was announced shortly after Stan Lee's death, at age 95, that he had recorded a cameo for the film and that it would be his final voice-acting role. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller felt it was important that Lee was given a bigger moment compared to previous Marvel films because he was "so integral to the spirit of this movie," and considered his role "extra meaningful" following his death.
  • During his escape from Alchemax, Miles bumps into Gwen in a lab coat (though he doesn't recognize her). Later, when he and Peter are running through the woods, you can see (if you really peer in the back) a figure in white taking out some of the scientists.