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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - animated, non-MCU, written by half of Lord and Miller, and REALLY GOOD

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This was amazing. Maybe my favourite film of last year, and definitely my favourite Spiderman film.

 

When I realised that Lord and Miller weren't on directing duties, I was a little disappointed. But the three guys calling the shots did a tremendous job. I've never seen a feature animation with such inventive, relentlessly stylish choices. Combined with the great soundtrack and pitch perfect script, I hope that it inspires people to watch more Marvel and DC animation. They're some of the best output each house has.

 

It's an old cliché, but there are very few stills from this which wouldn't look amazing on your wall.

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18 hours ago, Camel said:

Saw this yesterday. Best Spidey film by a mile. My gf saw it today and said it was quite good. 

 

What online dating service do people use these days?

 

I've no idea, but make sure to include "likes to Spiderman" in your profile. 

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Been listening to the soundtrack today. It's not what I'd ever choose to listen to normally but my word is it great.

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15 hours ago, deKay said:

Been listening to the soundtrack today. It's not what I'd ever choose to listen to normally but my word is it great.

 

I've been listening to the score a lot.  It's also really good.  Will give the soundtrack a go.

 

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Intelligent, witty and beautiful from beginning to end. My ten year-old son thought it was 'ok' but I think a lot of the abstract stuff was a bit over his head. Also, it was very powerful and affecting in places. I would happily gobble it up again.

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Wow, I had no interest in this whatsoever, haven’t seen a Spider-Man film for years, don’t care, not interested.

 

Popped in here, saw all the praise and decided to give it a go. Jesus. It’s spectacular. I was completely blown away, and both kids (9 and 5) loved it too. 

 

Thanks everyone!

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On 09/01/2019 at 20:51, deKay said:

Been listening to the soundtrack today. It's not what I'd ever choose to listen to normally but my word is it great.

What's up danger, and Sunflower are astounding. :wub:

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Just came back from this, can only really afford to get cinema tickets on Mondays so this was basically my last chance before the film finished in cinemas

I adored it, might be my favourite spider-man film. I feel like the film plays a lot of respect to the comic books and as a result it leaves me wanting to get into comics again after losing interest in them years ago. Spider-Man is my favourite super hero and I'm really drawn to the idea of there being different interpretations of the character. The trend of doing this isn't new but it's something that will help make Spider-Man everlasting in a way that doesn't upset fans.

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Is that at Vue? I only just realised that they do tickets for under £6 on Mondays if you book online - which is probably around half what I'm accustomed to pay usually, once all the fees etc are added in.

 

Yeah it's pretty good isn't it. Didn't blow my mind but certainly an enjoyable film. I've always thought the idea of "passing on the mask" is a bit naff, seemingly driven more by commercial concerns than anything. But you know, I can see this Miles Morales character catching on. He feels like he has an actual reason to exist in this world and a completely separate identity. With this and the recent PS4 game, Sony seem to be really trying to get him into the wider public consciousness. Marvel must be absolutely loving them for doing this, if Tom Holland ever gets sick of the whole thing, they have a nice neat way to continue earning billions off their biggest character.

 

On 09/01/2019 at 20:51, deKay said:

Been listening to the soundtrack today. It's not what I'd ever choose to listen to normally but my word is it great.

 

There was a cut chemist remix of a DJ Shadow track that is like, one of my favourite songs ever. Only played for about 30 seconds but was still cool to hear it. A lot of other stuff I recognised but couldn't quite place. Great soundtrack, absolutely one of the strongest aspects of the film.

 

The visuals were certainly striking. The "depth of field" effect made me wonder if I'd stepped into a 3D showing but forgot to pick up the glasses though. The choppy cartoon-esque motion worked great, it's probably one of the best "3D render trying to look like a 2D comic" attempts I've seen. 

 

It could have been funnier, and weirder, imo. Also not all the emotional stuff landed for me, but that could be because I don't have much of a relationship with either the character, or the comics. I really liked the older, fatter Peter Parker who was dealing with some very realistic and relatable problems of his own, though.

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Finally got around to seeing this. Absolutely superb. Didn’t realise how refreshing it would be to see a CG animated film that wasn't just aping the the Pixar style.

 

Also the after-credits scene made me laugh harder than any other media I've watched so far this year.

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Saw this last night knowing nothing about it (I actually thought it was going to be an anthology like Animatrix or Gotham Knight etc) other than it was meant to be good. It was absolutely brilliant. Stunning visuals, brilliant soundtrack, great characters (mostly*), and really funny. This may possibly be the most entertaining Marvel film ever, eclipsing even Thor Ragnarok.

 

Totally blew away my expectations and can't wait to see it again.

 

On 25/12/2018 at 09:44, JohnC said:
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Does there need to be motivation beyond he has a particular set of skills and Kingpin had use of a particular set of skills and paid a lot?

 

 

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What skills? Literally the only thing we saw him do was quickly climb a fence. None of the baddies were particularly well fleshed out, not unless you're into the comics, I'm guessing. No idea who that Mexican cyborg scorpion thing was meant to be. What was the deal with that grey Frankenstein's monster-looking dude? All I know about Fisk is from Daredevil and in that Vanessa knew about, and accepted, his life as a brutal crime lord, yet here she was horrified by it.

 

Minor quibbles but I think that any complaints about this aspect of the writing have some validity.

 

The world needs a Spider-Ham spinoff.

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3 hours ago, Chadruharazzeb said:
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What was the deal with that grey Frankenstein's monster-looking dude?

 

 

Tombstone.

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