Hailed as “the best Spider-Man film ever made” and “one of the best superhero movies of all time” Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse shows a 95% Certified Fresh rating and 96% audience score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Owen Gleiberman from Variety writes that “the images in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse have an intoxicating unpredictability. The film makes you feel like you’re dropping through the floors of a modern art museum on acid, yet there’s a thrilling moment-to-moment logic to it all… This feels like it could have been the first movie designed to earn a thumbs up from Andy Warhol and Stephen Hawking.”
Writing for The Los Angeles Times, Katie Walsh raves, “A breathlessly beautiful achievement not just in animation but also comic book movie storytelling, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is willing to shred the lore from top to bottom and weave it back together again in new, surprising and wildly entertaining ways. It’s simply spectacular.”
Local critics and fans are applauding, too.
Film critic Vives Anunciacion raves, “Once in a while, a film comes along and resets its genre. Call it the Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather Part 2 of the Spider-Verse. I call it amazing in any universe.”
Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Ramon De Veyra explains what makes Across the Spider-Verse work so well. “The story is intriguing, with the dialogue compelling and natural, peppered with great jokes and asides, delivered by great performers doing some of their best work,” he says. “It can be dense and then stop for a breathtaking vista that the characters admire in silence, giving the audience room to breathe, before ratcheting up the tension once again.”
ANCX’s resident reviewer Andrew Paredes declares, “If Into the Spider-Verse showed us what superhero movies could be, Across the Spider-Verse shows us what they should be. If the first movie debuted an animation style that unabashedly embraces its comic-book origins… this installment takes it even further pushing the limits of its animation into something even more stunning, something even more tactile, something that morphs moment by moment with the emotional beats of its storytelling… what you’re seeing is the future of superhero movies.”
About Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, the screenplay for the film is by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and David Callaham, based on the MARVEL Comic Books.
Produced by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Christina Steinberg.
The film’s cast is led by Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Jason Schwartzman, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Greta Lee, Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, Shea Whigham and Oscar Isaac.
Now showing in Philippine cinemas, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Connect with the hashtag #SpiderVerse
Photo & Video Credit: “Columbia Pictures”