Dec
13
2018

You know, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse might not suck.

The animation style has bugged me throughout, but either I’m getting used to it or else it’s smoother in the more recent clips.  I am also becoming more and more reassured by the presence of Spider-Ham.  Spider-Ham makes it more likely that the whole thing is, well, a comic book movie.  I could be down for that.

Moe Lane

PS: The Rotten Tomatoes review score is interesting, but ultimately meaningless without fan reaction to judge them against.  And, to be honest: I’ve been seeing more and more reviews that want to review the movie that ‘needs’ to exist (for one cause or another), and not the movie that’s right there in front of the reviewer.  Not that fan reactions are perfect, either.  But if the reviewers and the fans both like something that’s usually diagnostic.

6 Comments

  • 1_rick says:

    On the other hand there are now audience reactions, and it stands at 94% liked it, with a 4.7/5 rating.

    Sadly, but possibly unsurprisingly, Mortal Engines has a 28%/55%.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      I want to like Mortal Engines, but the books’ premise was flat-out absurd and the movie’s only hope was to ramp the absurdity up to 12 and hope it would be enough.

      • acat says:

        Come now, a “lightning in a bottle” breakout star could also work ..
        .
        As for the idea, it’s .. well yeah, it’s absurd, unlike the Dillon-Wagoner Graviton Polarity Generator. That was flat out fantasy, but since Blish was involved, it was well-written.
        .
        Sadly, the cold-war politics of the Spindizzy universe are pretty reliable Hollywood repellent.
        .
        Mew

  • 1_rick says:

    Also, Arse Technica had a glowing recommendation (not a review, and, I believe, spoiler-free as long as you’ve seen the trailers).

  • jetty says:

    Took my son to see it last night. It did not suck.

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