Into The Spider-Verse has quickly become one of, if not, the most highly regarded Spider-Man movie of all time.
Just about everybody in the circle of cinema criticism has given positive feedback on the latest animated Marvel venture brought to the big screen. A hit of late 2018, it seemed to be the Black Panther of December.
A heartwarming movie with about just as much drama as any live-action MCU film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was sensational. And it 100% deserved its Golden Globe! Here’s the rundown of some of the best scenes from the film. There are a handful of spoilers ahead!
1) “Say ‘I Love You'”
I love family, and this adorable sequence showcases the father-son strife often seen in families. Granted, it’s a lighthearted moment, but that’s what makes it beautiful. A simply hilarious (and yes, truly
2) Sticking to Gwen Stacy
Another hilarious sequence is when Miles Morales, upon following his uncle’s sage advice on girls, approaches Gwen Stacy, whose name is yet unknown to him. (Later, Miles discovers her to be Spider-Woman.) They introduce themselves, and Miles goes for it. He tries putting his arm on her shoulder.
Unfortunately, beginning to acquire spider attributes, his limb sticks to her, making the moment even more awkward than it needed to be. Eventually, the hand becomes “glued” to Gwen’s hair. This results in someone having to cut almost half a head of hair off Spider-woman. Miles isn’t off to the right foot with this one! Or is he?
3) Peter Parker’s Death
Chris Pine’s Peter Parker gets killed off relatively quickly, like maybe five minutes after Miles meets him. When Kingpin slams his fists down on Spider-man with all of his energy, and the room is filled with a deadening silence, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse got real. It became clear that people’s lives were going to be at stake in this story.
4) Perhaps the Saddest Stan Lee Cameo Ever
Another sobering element of the film was the fact that this is Stan Lee’s first posthumous cameo in a Marvel production. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse marks the first film to use a Stan Lee cameo after the comic writer/creator’s death. Lee’s cameo is strategically placed very soon after Peter Parker’s death with the old man fondly reminiscing, “I’m going to miss him; we were friends you know…”
5) Pizza in Bed
Well, once multiple dimensions or universes have opened up with a focus on people similar to the late Peter Parker, we see the entrance of several Spider-People. One of the first of whom he collides with (literally) is Peter B. Parker, your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man from a universe or two over. His backstory scene delivers the goofy instance of his character lying in bed with his shirt off eating pizza out of a box (as he narrates how he was working out). His protruding gut is the subject of much conversation throughout the rest of the film.
6) Introducing Doc Ock
Peter B. Parker’s Spider-Man causes a distraction for Miles when they break into Kingpin’s labs. Here Peter faces a lady scientist who, at first, gives off a sense of admiration for Spider-Man, a man whom she believed to be dead, and less of a sense of shock. She becomes fascinated with how he got there from an alternate universe. As she rambles on through the conversation, she manages to fetter Peter to a chair. She closes with expressing her underworld identity: Doc Ock.
7) Spider-Man Noir and His Fascination with the Rubik’s Cube
Nicolas Cage provides the often straightforward and slightly comical voiceover for Spider-Man Noir. One of perhaps the best recurring interactions the character has in the normal, colorized dimension is with a Rubik’s Cube. The tricky color-matching puzzle becomes even more difficult for the character since he is, in fact, pretty much color blind.
8) Ultimate Prowler’s Big Reveal
Miles Morales’ biggest blow perhaps is that his family hero, his uncle who’s always been there to help him in his troubles, turns out to be Ultimate Prowler. Ultimate Prowler’s latest assigned task, which evidently was also going to be the last he had to complete, is to eliminate this new Spider-Man.
But this is his own beloved nephew. He reciprocates Miles’ same affections. When he realizes this is his nephew, he does the right thing and refuses to go through with it. At this point, Kingpin shoots and kills him.
9) “It Can’t Be That Easy…”
Here’s another terrific moment with your dose of comedy. While Kingpin is relating his wretchedly false condolences to the late Mrs. Parker, the Spider team is trying to figure out how to get through the extensive dining room without attracting attention. Then they notice that all the waiters’ faces are concealed by Spider-Man masks! “It can’t be that easy,” one of them observes. However, literally a second later, they find it really is that easy!
10) Spider-Woman Breaches Dimensions Again
Gwen Stacy, or Spider-Woman, from one of the other universes has trouble making friends, relationships of any kind which may come back to haunt her as did her boyfriend’s after his death. However, we gradually see Gwen and Miles warming up to each other with a bittersweet farewell at the movie’s climax.
Appropriately, there is a bit more than hope for the relationship to grow. We see Gwen breach dimensions by herself just to get in touch with Miles! They’re going to try to make this long-distance relationship work!