First reactions to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse call it one of the best comic book movies ever

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Spider-Man is having quite the 2018. As we get to that part of the year where everybody and their Aunt May starts making “Best of” lists, you can be damned sure that Sony’s Spider-Man game on PS4 will be popping up on many of them in the video game industry. But it would seem that ol’ Webhead’s name will probably be swinging to the top of  Best of 2018 lists for a totally different entertainment medium as well. That’s according to just about anybody that has been fortunate enough to have seen Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!

Reviews for Sony’s upcoming animated feature film – which focuses on the “Ultimate Comics” version of Spider-Man, Miles Morales, as well as various Spider-characters from throughout the multiverse – will only be dropping tomorrow, but the social media embargo dropped in the early hours of this morning. Subsequent reactions on Twitter from the US press who watched the film already,have been most universally ecstatic with some declaring this one the best films of the year. Hell, some even say it is the best of 2018, while others go so far as to call it the best Spider-Man movie ever, and one of the greatest comic book films whether live-action or animated

Praise is being heaped on the film’s heavily comic book-inspired art style, the great characters (including Spider-Man Noir voiced by none other than Nicolas Cage), fantastic-looking setpieces, and witty but heartfelt writing. While the trio of Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman are directing, it was the manic genius duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller (of LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street, Clone High, and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs fame) who produced and developed this idea, and apparently you can feel their fingerprints all over this, which is a very good thing based on their past efforts.

Check out all the lofty praise below.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse  features the voices of Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker, Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, John Mulaney as Spider-Ham, Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir, Liev Schrieber as the Kingpin, Mahershala Ali as Miles’ Uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’ father Jefferson, Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin as Aunt May. It is scheduled for release on 14 December.

Last Updated: November 28, 2018

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