Hang on to your webs spider-boys and spider-girls, because in this episode, we’re swinging out Across the Spiderverse. In this follow-up to the critically acclaimed and beloved Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales is grappling with how the consequences of being a hero affect him personally as well as those around him. Building on the frenetic animation style of the first film, Across the Spiderverse draws audiences in with a kaleidoscopic and vibrant visual approach that will delight and engage everyone, except for those with severe epilepsy who will likely be sent into a seizure during the opening titles alone. Taking inspiration from the Spider-Man comics (and we do mean every Spider-Man comic ever) along with every piece of Spider-Man media known to exist, Across the Spiderverse is at once a sprawling epic adventure with multiversal stakes and an incredibly focused personal story of growth, belonging, and morality perfectly woven together that will take at least ten rewatches to catch every little reference and easter egg. So slap on your spandex bodysuit, grab your mask, and join The Reel Film Chronicles as we explore the latest adventure from your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Folks.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)
directed by: Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson, Kemp Powers
starring: Shameik Moore – Hailee Steinfeld – Jason Schwartzman – Oscar Isaac – Brian Tyree-Henry – Luna Lauren Velez
Animation – Adventure – Science-Fiction – Action