Into the Spider-Verse is a dizzying cocktail of vibrant colour, creative energy, action and humour. It takes the most frequently retold of origin stories and retells it in a way that surprises, delights and feels fresher than any other comic book movie in 2018.
Eight films deep, and just like the character that started it all the series shows no signs of quitting.
Just to preface this, I’ll note that Harry Potter is well and truly my jam. I was there buying the books at midnight. I lapped up each and every one of the movie adaptations. I’ve visited the studios twice, have Potter Funko Pops, wands, mugs, keyrings and chocolate frogs. I’ve literally been there, seen it…
“No-one thinks we have the balls to pull this off.”
“I’m done with running and I’m sick of hiding.”
“I think you might be a songwriter. And don’t worry, I won’t tell anybody. But I’m not very good at keeping secrets.”
Director Damien Chazelle made a name for himself with his intense breakthrough film, Whiplash. He raked in the plaudits with his dazzling follow up, La La Land. And with the beautiful First Man, he cements himself as one of the most excitingly bold filmmakers around.
“Why did you try to kill me?”
If there’s one thing that Eli Roth, director of The House with a Clock in Its Walls, is known for it’s gruesome horror. He sliced ankles in Hostel and peeled skin in Cabin Fever; it’s reasonable to suggest that his boundary line is far wider than most every mainstream Hollywood filmmaker. This time, he’s managed to outdo himself….
Reports of Venom being worse than the likes of Catwoman and Fantastic Four (2015) are wildly inaccurate. A raging disaster this is not.
Once a popcorn movie franchise, always a popcorn movie franchise.
“You know what we need to do? We need to build a team. We need ’em tough, morally flexible, and young enough so they can carry this franchise 10-12 years.”