Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Is Out Now On Netflix
With great streaming power comes great watchability.
While it's the Marvel Cinematic Universe that garners so much attention, one of the best Marvel movies in recent years--and arguably ever--was last year's animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Sort of like the movie itself, Into the Spider-Verse has hopped from screen to screen, delighting fans worldwide. After a strong showing during awards season and grossing $375.5 million, the Oscar-winning animated film has hopped to another screen--the home streaming screen. Ahead of the theatrical release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has finally landed on Netflix.
Miles Morales, a socially-awkward teenager, is the lead in Into The Spider-Verse. What starts as a narrative about love and acceptance slowly opens into grander scope as Miles is bit by a radioactive spider, granting him spider-like abilities and impressive physical prowess. The movie then transitions into an endearing story about hope and faith and confidence as an older Peter Parker involuntarily mentors the hapless teen.
Into The Spider-Verse walked away with a few trophies in hand earlier this year, winning both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature, and many others. It was no surprise that producer Amy Pascal confirmed a sequel with the film's smashing success, saying her team is "definitely hard at work on the sequel." No further details were provided, including a release window, but we do know the sequel will likely contain more dimension-hopping Spideys.
In our Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse review, we said, "It manages to blow right past the dangers of sinking into after school special territory by believing wholeheartedly in its own message and delivering it with appropriately genuine stakes. The end result is an instant animated classic, and, with any luck, the first of many of its kind."
Netflix has a stacked month ahead. The releases for July look to fulfill a wide range of binging desires, with Cloverfield (July 1), Stranger Things 3 Season 3 (July 4), The Princess and the Frog (July 16), Inglourious Basterds (July 22), and more, all showing up for America's birthday month.
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