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message 1: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Richter (StephenofLongBeach) | 923 comments Easily going on my Hugo Nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form as this animation film hits all the marks. All sorts of thing to like!! Plot, check, characters, check, heart, check and humor check, Loved it.


message 2: by Chris (new)

Chris Bellevie (cbellevie) | 18 comments I saw a screening of this at the beginning of December and absolutely loved it!


message 3: by Wilmar (new)

Wilmar Luna (wilmarluna) | 231 comments There needs to be more conversations around this animated film.

I don't know what happened, but I think the marketing dropped the ball on this movie because this film is amazing.

The cinematography, visuals, voice-acting, all of it top-notch. It is easily the BEST animated superhero movie of all time. Way better than anything DC or Marvel have trotted out in recent years.

Even my fiancée who is NOT a superhero fan like me got a kick out of watching the movie. I loved the comedy and I really loved how it has its own unique flair.

My only criticism of the film is that the story felt a little weak. And I don't mean weak as in it was told badly or anything like that. It just felt kind of there. The story was more of an excuse to get all the characters together but it wasn't emotionally gripping.

Still, great film to watch with the kids (or without).


message 4: by Trike (new)

Trike | 4913 comments Wilmar wrote: "There needs to be more conversations around this animated film.

I don't know what happened, but I think the marketing dropped the ball on this movie because this film is amazing."


The marketing has been extensive. They’ve saturated every geek outlet and superhero TV show, and the movie is crushing the competition. It knocked both Ralph and Grinch off the top spot last weekend and delivered a fatal blow to Mortal Engines. It was the biggest December opening for an animated film ever. Word of mouth is super positive, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this crossed $150 million worldwide easily.

If it weren’t facing Aquaman, Bumblebee and Mary Poppins this weekend, it might’ve done even better. I suspect those three will top the box office in reverse order, but Miles might still be a contender this weekend.


message 5: by David (new)

David (farrakut) | 751 comments I haven't watched any trailers or anything, but I have heard tons of people I follow on Twitter and elsewhere raving about the movie. If I understood the premise of the movie, I'd probably want to see it, too (I'm a very bad comic book fan, apparently, and I have not been able to follow what's going on with this movie, I feel like it popped out of nowhere, and I didn't think it was in the MCU but now I don't know.)


message 6: by Trike (new)

Trike | 4913 comments It’s not in the MCU. This is a Sony film, not a Marvel/Disney one.

Looks like it’s based on the excellent Spider-Verse crossover from a few years ago. I just read that book this year when they released the first trailer last spring.

My review of the comic: http://gsbyvalentinoschoolwear.co.uk/review/show...


message 7: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Richter (StephenofLongBeach) | 923 comments I think everyone should see it only because it is great and solid. People should give it money so the people of power will say, hey we should do it again because it had staying power, ( Hey the LA Times gave Auqaman a great review ) so it might dip a bit unless the people show up for it.


message 8: by Trike (new)

Trike | 4913 comments Loved it. Went with my friend and his 9-year-old daughter, and they both gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up. Lord and Miller crush it yet again.

Makes me wonder what they could have done with Solo.


message 9: by Phil (last edited Dec 26, 2018 05:39PM) (new)

Phil | 1023 comments My son and I loved it. Luke (15yo) said it was great which is the highest praise I've ever heard him give anything. I think I even saw him wipe away a tear in his eye at one point.
Visually, I thought the movie was stunning. There are several shots, like wide angle of the upside-down city, that I wouldn't mind haven't as art on my walls.


message 10: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Murrell | 81 comments I keep trying to get my kids to want to see this one. So far, Fortnite has been a far more powerful lure for their time. I think I may have to just go by myself today or tomorrow. I've heard nothing but praise, and Spider-man is my favorite superhero. I'm glad Miles is finally getting his time on the big screen.


message 11: by Sky (new)

Sky Corbelli | 323 comments Saw it last week, and it was fantastic, possibly my favorite movie of 2018 and definitely my favorite Spider-man movie. Spider-person movie? Spider-sentient-being-possibly-including-robots movie?

Whatever the case, it was great and I hope we get a sequel. I really enjoyed the Into the Spiderverse comic event as well... wondering if we'll get some dimension-hopping spider-hunting vampires in here. Or, more importantly, a little Scarlet Spider and Superior Spider-Man action.


message 12: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Murrell | 81 comments Sky wrote: "Saw it last week, and it was fantastic, possibly my favorite movie of 2018 and definitely my favorite Spider-man movie. Spider-person movie? Spider-sentient-being-possibly-including-robots movie?

..."


Superior Spider-Man would be great!


message 13: by Robert (new)

Robert Lee (harlock415) | 154 comments I liked it a lot, though the animation style threw me off originally. My review : http://rantingpenguin.com/2019/01/05...


message 14: by Trike (last edited Jan 05, 2019 03:27PM) (new)

Trike | 4913 comments Robert wrote: "I liked it a lot, though the animation style threw me off originally. My review : http://rantingpenguin.com/2019/01/05..."

The use of thought balloons and other text didn’t throw me, but the sort of stop-motion quality to the animation nearly kept me from seeing it. The trailers on TV looked very herky-jerky to me and I was afraid it would end up looking like a slideshow or strobe light. I did not notice that at all while watching the movie in the theatre, though.


message 15: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Murrell | 81 comments Trike wrote: "The use of thought balloons and other text didn’t throw me, but the sort of stop-motion quality to the animation nearly kept me from seeing it. The trailers on TV looked very herky-jerky to me and I was afraid it would end up looking like a slideshow or strobe light. I did not notice that at all while watching the movie in the theatre, though."

I agree. I had to convince myself I could get over it. Though the rave reviews and my own love of Spider-Man above all other superheroes, got me past the impulse. Good thing, too.


message 16: by Trike (new)

Trike | 4913 comments Same. Spider-man is my all-time favorite superhero, and the creation of Miles as Spidey was a stroke of genius. After 20 years away from comics, Ultimate Spider-man got me reading them again. When Bendis killed Peter and had Miles take up the mantle, it really reinvigorated the character.

Then I read the Spider-verse collection last year, which I unexpectedly loved. (Generally I hate the big crossover events.) When I realized that this was being made by Lord and Miller, that sealed the deal. So glad I went to see it.


message 17: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Richter (StephenofLongBeach) | 923 comments At least the Golden Globes got a few things right in giving this film Best Animation last night. It was well deserved.


message 18: by Trike (last edited Jan 07, 2019 07:11PM) (new)

Trike | 4913 comments Stephen wrote: "At least the Golden Globes got a few things right in giving this film Best Animation last night. It was well deserved."

In a year where there was an Incredibles sequel released, not to mention Ralph Breaks the Internet, I would not have put money on that. Or the fact that in a year with 3 stellar MCU films this would be competing for my top spot as favorite superhero movie.


message 19: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Richter (StephenofLongBeach) | 923 comments The guy who read the announcement seemed a bit surprise and I too was surprised. I like the Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet but I think Spiderman into the Spiderverse had that extra special message that works with a lot of people. I hope it wins the Hugo but I think that is a long shot.


message 20: by Trike (new)

Trike | 4913 comments Spider-Verse is definitely the standout animated film of 2018. Incredibles 2 was merely okay, and while I thought Ralph was great, nothing compares to SMITSV.


message 21: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Murrell | 81 comments Still, Jack Jack versus Racoon wins best fight.


message 22: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Richter (StephenofLongBeach) | 923 comments I agree about the Jack Jack/Racoon skit, but the Miles Meets the new girl in school is just as good in its own way.


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