WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT IS WHAT MAKES YOU SPIDER-MAN.
At the same time as Spider-Man battles Kingpin, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales is bitten by a spider and gains the same superpowers as Spider-Man. A comic-book character in danger of being overexposed gets a new look in the shape of a biracial teenager and throws him into a well-written 3D adventure that offers tons of thrills… but also fun as it connects the film to previous Spider-Man movies and opens up multiple dimensions where the hero meets crazy incarnations. Middle-aged and fat? Check. Spider-Ham? Check. Visually speaking, more than ever does it look like a comic book come alive.
2018-U.S. Animated. 117 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Avi Arad, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal, Christina Steinberg. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman. Screenplay: Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman. Voices of Shameik Moore (Miles Morales/Spider-Man), Jake Johnson (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman), Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin… Nicolas Cage, Liev Schreiber, Chris Pine, Kathryn Hahn, Zoë Kravitz, Lake Bell, Oscar Isaac, Stan Lee.
Trivia: Miles Morales was created for Marvel by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli.
Golden Globe: Best Animated Feature Film.
Last word: “I worked a lot as a writer and producer in comedy and action/comedy. Those kind of skills were more about story and writing. You know, I was integrated into the whole process and I was allowed to participate in the whole process of making this movie. That was part of the spirit of the project, and also to the credit of Bob and Peter. That said, I was new to animation in a lot of ways, and there were a lot of things that I wanted to express, but I certainly didn’t have anywhere near the level of expertise that these other two guys had. So I was very reliant on them and I honestly learned a lot from them.” (Rothman, Coming Soon)