Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse might just be the best Spiderman movie ever, and the animated movie of the year. Spiderverse offers a stylized animation with eye popping visuals, true heart, great action, and a fantastic plot which sets it apart from all of it's proceeder Spiderman movies and offers a new spiderman that is here to stay.
This is an original story centering around Miles Morales, voiced flawlessly by Shameik Moore, and his journey from regular new kid in school to the new Spiderman. Spiderverse starts with Miles leaving his parent's house to go to Brooklyn Academy. Having a tough time he goes to see his Uncle, Uncle Aaron played by Mareshala Al, a decision that will change his life. He gets big by his own mutated spider and the movie then kicks into high gear and doesn't look back. Noticing the many changes happening to him he goes back to where it happened and sees Peter Parker battling it out to stop Kingpin from using a machine that will tear a whole into the space time continuum, creating access to other universes. Peter saves Miles and sees that he's like him, and sets him on a mission to help him destroy the machine. But before this happens a slew of spider people get sent to Mile's universe. A new Peter Parker, Spider Gwen, Spider-Noir, Spider Ham and an Penny Parker get sent to Miles' universe.
Miles and Peter's relationship of mentor and student is a beautiful thing to see on screen and one of the stand out parts of the movie. Peter voiced by Jake Johnson was hilarious as a grizzled and older Peter Parker. The New Girl Alum, Johnson naturally offered the most laughs and the some of the moments with the most heart in the movie. It was nice seeing sparks of Miles and Gwen's romantic relationship and Haliee Steinfeld played the role perfectly. And Nicholas Cage offered a dark, brooding, and equally hilarious Spider Noir the way only Nicholas Cage could.
Spiderverse was nothing short of an awe inspiring and truly fun time at the movies, and for an animated movie it was full of jaw dropping action and still managed to balance a great original story, and a theme of anyone being able to be a hero. Definitely see this in the theater!