This has recently been added to Now TV so it is the perfect time to give it a watch seeing how I missed in the cinema due to work. Anyway, it is time for a review.
Miles Morales is a really clever kid who has managed to get himself into one of the top boarding schools in New York. However he hates it there and just wants to be back at his old school with his friends but his dad (NY Cop) doesn’t want him to give up this great opportunity. It is while Miles is doing an art project with his uncle that he gets bitten by a spider and slowly develops his spider man powers (and a few others) it is from here that his life is never going to be the same again as he tries to learn his new powers while also finding a way to stop KingPin from bringing multiple dimensions together.
The story is really good and you will find yourself hooked from the very beginning. This is because even though it has got the original spider man origin story it gives it its own special treatment which does take the repeativness away. Getting to see Miles slowly transform from his cocky self with his art to being unsure about himself and what he is going to do with his life back to his cocky self is amazing and makes for some of the best movie watching I have seen this year.
Now the big talking point about this movie, the animation. This movie has won numerous awards for its animation and for me an average reviewer I have to say that this is the best animated movie I have ever seen. The way they manage to make each new dimension spider thing (you’ll find out which I can’t say person) have its own style while adding it seamlessly with the current dimension spider man is simply perfect. It is everything from the fighting scenes to the running scenes to Miles simply messing around with his headphones in, this movie is the perfect animation.
The voice acting as well is on another level. Shameik Moore (Miles), Jake Johnson (Peter B. Parker) Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen), John Mulaney (Peter Porker) Kimiko Glenn (Peni Parker), and Nicolas Cage (Spider-Man Noir) all went far and beyond any expectation that I had before watching this movie and made it that much better in my opinion. It is great having a great story with perfect animation but that still wont do anything if the voice acting is bad and thankfully they all smashed it out of the park.
I am going to say that I have watched all Spiderman movies from the current gen of the movies (Toby Maguire onwards) and this is my favourite by a long way and I hope they bring something else out related to this as they cant just leave it at that.