Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is back in theaters thanks to winning an Oscar so if you missed it the first time around, now’s your chance. Please go watch it as it’s amazing and full of love. Bonus link for amazing art with potential spoilers.
I picked up the 4k UHD digital version and I think my TV is now in the grips of an existential despair because it knows it will never show anything as gorgeous ever again.
A couple things I noticed:
The “animating on the twos” technique they used stands out even more at home.
For as absurdly detail oriented most of the movie is, there’s one particular scene where all the Spiderpersons-and-robots swing away from Miles’ window and they all just shoot there webs straight up into the air. There are clearly no buildings around. I am going to choose to believe that it was a deliberate tribute to the old Activision games, because otherwise it’s bizarrely sloppy for a film that otherwise is so tight with everything.
I didn’t realize Oscar Isaac had a cameo (I had seen the scene, just didn’t realize it was him). He better be in the sequel.
I know we basically already got a Spider-verse animated series with 2099, but I really want a full new series. Or just a Spider-Gwen series. Or a Peni Parker series. Or a Spider-ham series. Or a noir series. Or all of the above.
My Spider-Verse reading list:
Each Spider-person has their own art style and rendering technique, no motion blur: https://www.polygon.com/2018/12/11/18136056/spider-man-into-the-spider-verse-movie-art-animation-style-visual-effects
Animating on 2s, offset: https://twitter.com/tvaziri/status/1080337272816394240
Dan Pemberton (composer of the score) has some great Twitter threads on his process. This one is about how they made the Prowler sound: https://twitter.com/DANIELPEMBERTON/status/1075816351611142144
Best shot of the film: https://twitter.com/ScripttoScreen_/status/1079854997851029505
Miles’ “Leap of Faith” scene used to be very different: https://www.polygon.com/2019/2/25/18234722/spider-man-into-the-spider-verses-leap-of-faith-scene
Can’t wait to see it again for the 8th? 9th time this weekend?
I just watched this movie in theaters again two weeks ago.