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Shaun Barry
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Best animated film of the year?  Best Spider-Man film ever?


Intriguing.  This is #1 on my son's Christmas movie picks, so I'll certainly know for sure in a few weeks!



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They lost me after the colon. No interest. 
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If everyone is special, no-one is special.

You nailed it, Robbie! Flash Thompson is Venom, Pepper Potts has her own armor, Jane Foster is Thor, Rick Jones and Betty Banner are Hulks...it seems like Marvel can't have non-powered supporting cast members. Speaking of de-uniquing, there's an advertisement in the current Marvel issues about a Miles Morales book that says "The Coolest Spider-Man Is Back In His Own Series!" not to mention that they're letting Doctor Octopus become the Superior Spider-Man again. So the original Spider-Man isn't cool?


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Will definitely check it out.

The film currently sits at 100% at Rotten Tomatoes (54 reviews so far).

People I know who have seen the film have also praised it, particularly
the animation and how gorgeous it looks.

I know virtually nothing of the Miles Morales character, but I'm
interested in giving this a shot.

Does anyone know if this "counts" as an MCU film?

Also, hats off to whoever's idea it was to cast Lily Tomlin as Aunt May.


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Does anyone know if this "counts" as an MCU film?

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It does not.
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Up for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Motion Picture against Isle of Dogs and Ralph Breaks the Internet.
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Saw the trailer with my girlfriend, she asked me: "do they have all this crap in the comics?" I nodded and she rolled her eyes.
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I think that's an apt response.

Spider-Man is Marvel's biggest character, for many years the one that most civilians knew (and that's probably still the case). The character is a multi-billion-dollar property all by himself. 

In my opinion, I think having multiple versions on the big screen (and in the comics, for that matter) can only serve to confuse the viewer/reader and, in the long term, devalue the character. I don't know how much say Marvel had in the matter of this film, given the ridiculous ad infinitum licensing contracts they signed in the past, but if I were them, I'd be worried about what Sony is doing here.
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I don't know how much say Marvel had in the matter of this film, given the ridiculous ad infinitum licensing contracts they signed in the past, but if I were them, I'd be worried about what Sony is doing here.

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How so? Sony is using Marvel’s playbook. The various animated series (which are under Marvel TV), the comics, and all the Marvel merch are leaning heavily on the various Spider-Verse characters.
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Look, this one is obviously being geared towards kids first... so I think that's a good thing.  Are there one too many Spider-People running around in this one for my taste?  Maybe, but if my son ends up loving all the versions, then it's all good to me.



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"Look, this one is obviously being geared towards kids first... so I think that's a good thing."

I agree whole-heartedly. I support R-rated superhero movies being made if there's an audience for them, but where are all the PG-rated ones that I can take my young kids to? Very much looking forward to having a father-son outing to Spider-Verse.
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(Jumping in here to give a SPOILER alert for the remainder of the thread without removing any posts.  Read further on this thread at your own risk!  We now return you to our regularly scheduled rambling.  — Tim)




Just got back from watching. If you don't like the idea of Miles Morales or other multiple Spider-People, this movie probably won't change your mind. Getting past that, the animation is gorgeous. I could watch the movie again with no sound and just appreciate the visuals and the movement.

My only real issue with the movie is that the Peter Parker from our Earth is in his late 30s and kind of a mess after a split with MJ. It plays into his character arc with Miles, but still.

The different Spider-people's backgrounds are told really efficiently, and I think they make the multiverse concept really easy to understand for the all-ages audience this is geared toward. Probably the most confusing thing to non-comics fans is the "Ultimate" Peter Parker, and they simplify that by making him younger and blonde (and voiced by Chris Pine). There were also plenty of sight gags for the eagle-eyed that emphasize that Miles' universe is not the same as our own.

The Stan Lee cameo was especially poignant in light of his recent passing.

I loved the post-credit scene.


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