Miles Morales: Miles Morales is infused with a lot of heart by Shameik Moore, while Jake Johnson does a delightfully laid-back take on Peter B. Parker.
Hailee Steinfeld: Hailee Steinfeld brings spunk to Gwen Stacy while Nicolas Cage is especially hilarious as Spider-Man Noir
Liev Schreiber: Liev Schreiber perfectly captures the Kingpin’s looming presence as Wilson Fisk
Story: Miles Morales encounters a multi-verse of Spider-Men as he learns to harness his own superpowers. The Spider-Man origin story about a teen who gets bitten by a radioactive spider and suddenly develops powers has been played out in numerous iterations before.
Direction: Directors Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman make the most of it; they ensure that each Spider-entity is given ample screen-time, while the unique personalities of each superhero shine through brilliant performances by their respective voices.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ (2018): ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is a bold attempt to tell one of the most ‘out there’ stories in the comic book world. It’s amazing to see all the components come together and work as well as they do. The tonality is funny, and heart-warming, while the visuals are exquisitely trippy at the same time.
Review by Shreya Ghosh