"not only does it build on the story established in its predecessor but it elevates it to new heights"
Following the colossal success of Oscar winning film Spider-Man Into The Spider-verse we finally have the long awaited sequel in the form of Spider-Man Across The Spider-verse and not only does it build on the story established in its predecessor but it elevates it to new heights, making this most likely the best Spider-Man film so far, that is until Tom Holland's Spider-Man 4 comes out or Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse, whichever is first!
I've always been a Spider-Man fan, when the character was created he was first looked at as the everyman, anyone could be Spider-Man under the mask and that is one of the core components here, and it's that imagination that drove Brian Michael Bendis to create Miles in the first place.
The story picks up on Spider-Woman aka Spider-Gwen's earth, where she is once again voiced to perfection by the incredible Hailee Steinfeld, she fits the character so well, it's seemingly a role she was born to play, and seeing her in live action as Spider-Woman would be amazing, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
She's recruited into the Spider Force by a reluctant Miguel O'Hara aka Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac) and Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman (Issa Rae), the Spider Force are a multiverse team made up of Spider-Man variants from across the multiverse and the adventure begins.
Tasked with removing anomalies from the Spider-Verse, the Spider Force get to work in some very unique ways. We are reintroduced to Miles Morales aka Spider-Man voiced once again by Shameik Moore who has grown into the role, he's amazing and I'd love to see him suit up in a live action adaptation of Miles Morales.
The animation styles of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is incredible and directed to perfection by the creative team of Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson and Produced once again by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a triumph from start to finish.
I'll keep it vague as I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, but the music of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is amazing and complements the action, BAFTA winning composer Daniel Pemberton is a wonderful member of the creative team, returning from Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
Packed full of cameos from across the Spider-Man canon, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is yet another triumph in the Comic Book genre of movies, and whilst I won't say it's the best Spider-Man movie, it is until Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse comes out next year!
All in all, it is great time to be a Spider-Man fan, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is amazing, and I cannot wait to see this a bunch more times and seeing how the story wraps up in Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse.