Well, the half of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse I saw was good.

Excellent, even.  But I had a family emergency to deal with*.  Weird; normally I turn off my phone when the movie starts.  Not this time, fortunately.

I’ll try to catch the rest of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse some time this week.  If not, I’ll just catch it when we come back from holiday travel.  It really is very good, by the way. It totally could not work as a live-action movie, but as an animated film it’s almost perfect.  And if there were any wrong notes, they took place after I had to leave the theater.

Moe Lane

*Problem, not crisis, but I shan’t discuss it further.

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.

OK, Into The Spider-Verse trailer: wow me.

Let’s see what you’ve got.

[UPDATE] …OK. Spider-Ham.  That will trigger at least a small ‘wow’ from me. It at least significantly suggests that Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse respects the comic books.  Or that somebody from the MCU inserted a sleeper agent in the Before Times.  Either way, this might not suck!