“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” Review

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Review

Bella Walters, Graphic Designer

“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”, the sequel to 2018’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse”, has recently been released, and it’s proving to be just as well-received as its predecessor. With gorgeous graphics, a compelling plot and enjoyable characters, the movie has shot to the top of Letterboxd as the highest rated film on the app. The new film and its prequel follow Miles Morales, a teenager of Afro-Latino descent, and Marvel’s first black Spider-Man. The first film introduces his character and the idea of the multiverse, a concept Marvel has not shied away from, especially in recent years. When several other Spider-People get transported to his dimension, Miles has to find a way to use his newfound powers to help get them back home. The first movie emphasizes Miles’ development and his new sense of self when he becomes Spider-Man, but the new movie takes a completely different direction. We saw his entire “figuring himself out” character arc in the first film, but in the second, his morals are clearly reflected in his choices, and we see a new arc in which he has to make difficult decisions. The movie also helps develop some of the side characters as well. This review contains spoilers for both “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”.
  The second movie opens up on Gwen Stacy, who was introduced in the previous movie as one of the Spider-People that got trapped in Miles’ dimension. Gwen was hesitant to make friends in the last movie due to the fact that she accidentally killed her best friend, who, in her dimension, happens to be Peter Parker. Peter, who was being bullied, decided to experiment and transform into the Lizard, a recurring Spider-Man villain, to fight his bullies, and Gwen, unaware that he was her friend, stopped him as Spider-Woman, killing him in the process. Gwen’s father, who happens to be the chief of police, walked in on Spider-Woman clutching her dying friend. She swung away from the scene heartbroken, but the situation led Commander Stacy to believe that Spider-Woman was the one who killed his daughter’s best friend. Due to the death of her friend, in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, Gwen keeps her distance from Miles, so as to not get too attached, but it doesn’t work all that well due to Miles’ charismatic and extroverted personality. By the end of the film, the two of them are close friends, and there are even hints of a potential romance, but that’s sort of set aside by the fact that, during the time, what Gwen really needed was a friend. Her character in the first film wasn’t heavily expounded on, and wasn’t very fleshed out, but we got plenty of development in the second film with the aforementioned backstory details.
  My first impressions of the first scene were incredibly positive. Gwen is the first character shown and we get a really stunning scene where she explains some of her backstory while playing the drums aggressively in her band, with stunning pops of color and effects with every beat. She gets caught up in the song and leaves her band members without elaborating, which shows that, despite being friends with Miles, she still thinks that she shouldn’t get close to anyone else. This is an important detail because it emphasizes the strength of Gwen and Miles’ relationship, despite living in different universes, but it also shows that the only people Gwen can relate to are people like her. When Gwen leaves the auditorium where she was practicing, we get a good glimpse at her world, which is visually different from Miles’ world. In Miles’ universe, everyone is more softly and cleanly shaded, with hard expressive lines and coloring that looks similar to real-life. In Gwen’s universe, everything has a more watercolor-esque look, with more unusual color choices and a blurrier background. In certain scenes, the colors of the characters reflect their mood or tone, being completely pink, blue, or even green sometimes. The visual design choice was certainly a strong one, but it was also a great one, since it helped differentiate between Miles’ and Gwen’s dimensions, and it also gave Gwen some more individuality.
  When Gwen arrives at home, we learn that her father is still on the Spider-Woman case, despite it being a few years later. He leaves to fight a villain that he gets a report of and we really see Gwen’s inner turmoil emphasized. She wants to tell her dad that she’s Spider-Woman, and that she didn’t kill her friend on purpose, but she doesn’t want to put him at risk. Gwen takes off after her dad as Spider-Woman and arrives at the scene of the crime. There’s an old Italian version of the Vulture, another popular Spider-Man villain, who came from another dimension that looks straight out of Leonardo da Vinci’s sketchbook. His design is honestly gorgeous and clever, and the dialogue exchanged between Gwen and the Vulture is fun and witty, since humor is something that nearly all Spider-People have in common. A portal spawns out of nowhere and out pops another Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, or Miguel O’Hara, who’s Marvel’s first Hispanic Spider-Man, created before Miles. He was seen after the end credits of “Into the Spider-Verse”, so seeing him as a more major character was exciting, as someone who had been looking forward to seeing him in the movie. I’m a biracial Hispanic, so characters like Miles, who’s half black and half Puerto Rican, and Miguel, who’s Irish and Mexican, are awesome to see onscreen. I’m also  a big fan of the comics, so it was nice to see a favorite character of mine on that giant silver screen.
  Miguel has a watch that allows him to travel to multiverses without glitching, which is something that happens when things aren’t in the dimension they’re supposed to be in. Miguel’s ability to essentially verse-jump brings an entirely new plot point to the movie. Gwen and Miguel fight the Vulture together when Gwen recognizes that Miguel is a fellow Spider-Person, but, unable to win, Miguel asks his virtual assistant, Lyla, to call for backup. The backup is Jessica Drew, another Spider-Woman, who shows up on a motorbike, and the three of them beat the Vulture and return him to his universe. The fight was absolutely wonderful to watch. It was fluid, colorful and clever, with genuinely phenomenal animation, and the theme of wonderful animation carries through the rest of the entire film. Gwen, exhausted from the fight, is catching her breath when she hears a voice telling her to get up and put her hands in the air. It’s her dad, gun cocked, and unknowingly aiming at his daughter. After some internal debate, Gwen decides to unmask herself in front of her dad, but he doesn’t let up. He still believes that Spider-Woman killed Peter Parker, choosing his own intuition over his daughter’s word. Her hostile dad gets trapped in a futuristic cage by Jessica and Miguel. Gwen, upset with her father’s lack of trust in her, begs Jessica and Miguel to take her with them, and Jessica sticks her neck out for Gwen after seeing her fighting prowess in their previous battle with the Vulture. Miguel refuses at first, but eventually eases up and Gwen leaves her dimension with the two of them, being inducted into the Spider Society that Jessica and Miguel are a part of.
  After the opening theme, we’re reintroduced to Miles, who’s starting his sophomore year of high school. His opening scene shows him jumping between school and fighting a villain as Spider-Man. The villain he fights is called “The Spot”, a sort of geeky man with hole portal powers, and Miles has no problem beating him, going so far as to call him the “villain of the week”. Miles’ parents, Rio and Jeff, await their son’s arrival at the school to talk about his future, but due to his web-slinging, he arrives late and ends up leaving early. Jeff, who’s a cop, also leaves early to catch the same villain that Miles is fighting. The duo work to catch the Spot, who escaped Miles’ webbing from earlier. The Spot reveals that he used to be a scientist, who was there when Miles blew up the particle collider that brought Gwen and the others to his dimension. After he sent his friends home, Miles destroyed the collider, which resulted in an explosion that gave the Spot his powers and led to him being an outcast from society due to his unusual appearance. After revealing his origin story, the Spot, in a fit of rage, accidentally kicks himself in the behind with one of his holes, which causes him to be sent to a sort of inner-world dimension. When he looks through the holes in the dimension, he sees that he can travel to different universes, which leads to his insatiable thirst for growing more powerful so he can verse-jump whenever he wants. While the Spot schemes, Miles, still dressed as Spider-Man, and his dad share a heart-to-heart about Miles and Jeff’s upcoming promotion to chief of police, with Jeff unknowingly talking to his son. The scene was funny and heart-warming to watch, since Jeff is unaware that he’s actually talking to his son, and Miles tries to give him advice from what Jeff thinks is an outsider’s perspective.
  On the day of Jeff’s promotion party, Miles is tasked with bringing a cake, but he arrives at the party late, to Rio and Jeff’s disappointment and anger. The cake also ends up being smashed, so Rio and Jeff ground Miles. One thing I really liked about the entire party scene was that it focused a lot on Miles’ Puerto Rican roots, with plenty of Spanish-speaking relatives present at the party.
  An upset Miles takes to his room and starts to relax until he sees a glowing light above him. He opens his eyes to see none other than Gwen Stacy standing in a portal above him. Disobeying his family’s orders, Miles and Gwen decide to catch up while swinging around Brooklyn. Gwen reveals that the society that Jessica and Miguel invited her to consists of who they consider to be the best Spider-People around, and Miles immediately wants in. Gwen branches off during their swinging session and Miles loses track of her. The audience sees Gwen plant a spy-device, but Miles doesn’t. Gwen catches up with Miles and the two share a really beautiful scene hanging upside down from a building, with obvious romantic undertones. The pair return to Miles’ house and head up to the party. Gwen meets Rio and Jeff in one of the most awkward scenes in the entire movie, and Gwen leaves early, to Miles’ embarrassment. Rio understands her mistake in embarrassing her son, so she encourages him to go after Gwen and ungrounds him. Miles catches up to Gwen near the building where Gwen planted her spy device, staying out of sight. She replays the footage that the device captured while Miles uses his unique invisibility powers to remain stealthy. The footage shows the Spot creating a tiny particle collider in order to power himself up, much to Gwen and Miles’ dismay. Gwen receives a call from Jessica Drew, who’s demeanor is quite different from her earlier appearance. She’s more hostile towards Gwen, reprimanding her for going to visit Miles. I really thought I was going to go into this movie loving Jessica Drew and coming out of the movie loving her too, but her change in character was a complete 180. She went from a cool mentor character who fought for inviting Gwen onto the team, to someone who was much more cold and sort of mean honestly. She was probably my least favorite Spider-Person addition in the movie by the end of it, as much as I wanted to love her.
  The audience and Miles learn that Gwen wasn’t supposed to see Miles or go and talk to him, she was supposed to deal with the Spot and then leave. Miles, still invisible, listens in on Jessica and Gwen’s conversation and Gwen says that she understands her mistake and that she’ll never see Miles again. She goes through a portal to chase after the Spot. Miles decides to go after her and he ends up in a new universe, where the resident Spider-Man is named Pavitr Prabhakar, otherwise known as Spider-Man India. Pavitr’s universe is also fun to look at and has less detailed backgrounds with sketchier lines and popping colors. His character is incredibly enjoyable and funny, and served as a delight to watch on screen. His outfit also received a major upgrade compared to the comics, allowing for his full character to really shine. Miles reveals himself to Gwen, and Gwen immediately gets angry with him while Pavitr comments on their “romantic tension”. The three chase after the Spot in a fluid chase sequence and eventually arrive at an Alchemax, which was the name of the company that created the original particle collider that turned the Spot into the portal-covered villain. The Spot gets into Alchemax with the three Spiders after him and closes a barrier between them. Miles tries to use a new power he had been working on, a sort of electrical discharge of energy, but it doesn’t work and the barrier is broken by a new Spider-Man. The new Spider on the scene is Hobie Brown, or Spider-Punk, who also happens to be one of my favorite Spider-Men from the comics. Seeing him on screen was really exciting and I loved every second of his screen time. His animation style was also really cool, since he was basically a paper cut-out that changed colors. His Cockney accent in addition to his spiky, ripped fashion sense, and his anti-authority mindset all contributed to his swagger and overall cool demeanor. His character is all about going against the grain, and one of my favorite details about him was his animation. His style was cool of course, but I’m talking about frame rates. All the Spider-People are animated at 24 frames per second, which means exactly what it sounds like. All of them are animated on ones, which means that they change position in every single frame, allowing for smooth animation and fluid scenes. In “Into the Spider-Verse”, Miles was animated on twos, or changing position every two frames, which means that his character was moving at 12 frames per second, and his movements were less smooth. He was animated like that for the majority of the film, showing his unsynchronized movements with the rest of the Spider-People. He eventually gets animated on ones when he can control his powers and regains confidence in himself. Hobie, however, isn’t animated on ones or twos. He defies basic animation rules since 12 and 24 frames per second are the standard. Hobie is animated on threes and his guitar is animated on fours, which is absolutely fitting for his character since he’s not a rule follower. It was such a minor detail, but being an animator myself, I really loved it. The crew working on the movie said that it took three years to animate Hobie, which I can guess was a lot of trial and error trying to perfect his animation and design, even if he got only a few minutes of screen time. It really makes you appreciate all the work that went into the movie.
  Hobie arrives too late to help stop the Spot, and the Spot gets blasted by the giant particle collider, which powers him up by an insane amount. He directs his anger towards Miles and Miles receives a vision of some awful events. It was really cool to see that someone that Miles considered a “villain of the week” ended up being a really huge threat, especially since Gwen was a huge catalyst in the reason behind the Spot’s newfound power. The fact that Gwen, instead of focusing on her mission, had to go see her best friend first emphasizes the strength of her bond with Miles, even though the situation led to catastrophic events.
  The Spot disappears and the particle collider starts causing mass damage, with buildings starting to collapse and rubble starting to fall. The four Spider-People work to save people from getting crushed and try to stop some of the damage from occurring. Pavitr notices his girlfriend on a bus that’s falling off a bridge, so he goes to save her, but he also notices his girlfriend’s father, who’s another police captain, about to get crushed by the rubble. Miles also notices this and goes to save the captain, but Gwen stops him, seemingly worried. Miles reassures her and saves the captain and a young kid. After the rubble clears, everyone is okay, Gwen receives an alert on her verse-jumping watch saying “Canon Event Disrupted.” There’s a giant hole in the middle of the city and a bunch of members of the Spider Society arrive on the scene to try and patch things up, including Jessica Drew. She harshly critiques Gwen again and informs Gwen, Pavitr, Hobie, and Miles that Miguel would like to see them.
  The four Spiders take a portal to another dimension, and they arrive in Nueva York, where they  find a hub that’s filled with Spider-People from nearly every dimension, which Gwen says is called “The Lobby”. They also give Miles a “day pass” wristband to keep him from glitching, which he was doing in Pavitr’s universe. It was amazing seeing all those iconic Spider-People on screen, from Scarlet Spider, to Sun-Spider, to Spider-Byte. Donald Glover, who appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” as Miles’ uncle, also made a cameo in the movie as the Prowler. Spider-Verse Miles fought the Prowler in his universe in “Into the Spider-Verse”, who was also Uncle Aaron, but he ended up dying due to getting shot by Kingpin, the main villain of the movie.
  Miles and his friends make their way to Miguel through the hub, with Miles stopping in a lab for a bit to talk to the tech whiz, Spider-Byte. She demonstrates the “Go Home Machine”, which scans DNA and sends people back to their home dimension. When Miles, Gwen, Pavitr, and Hobie find Miguel, the man is incredibly upset about something. He yells at Miles for a bit until a familiar face arrives on the scene. Peter B. Parker, Miles’ mentor and friend from the previous movie, appears, with a small new addition to the cast in his arms, his baby daughter. Peter was struggling in the previous movie after his wife, Mary Jane, left him, but after meeting Miles he was encouraged to rekindle his relationship with her and the pair had a baby in the year and a half gap between the movies. Peter definitely takes on the “proud dad” role in the movie, serving as comedic relief, showing anyone and everyone photos of his daughter Mayday, despite the baby being in the room with everyone.
  Miguel informs Miles that a seemingly minor action of his actually had major consequences. He explains that all the Spiders in every single universe have unique lives and experiences, but they all have certain life events in common, called canon events. Some of the known events are the bites that turn the Spider-People into superheroes, the famous upside-down kisses, losing parental figures, and most importantly in this case, losing police commanders close to them. Miles wasn’t supposed to be in Pavitr’s dimension and he wasn’t supposed to save the commander, Captain Singh. Since Miles disrupted a canon event, Pavitr’s world began to fall apart, which led to the arrival of the Spider Society trying to fix the giant hole in his universe. If enough universes collapse, the entire multiverse could collapse, bringing the end to everything. My problem with the entire situation is the fact that there was no way Miles could know those things. Obviously he thought that he should save the commander, it was the right thing to do. He didn’t know the repercussions of what he viewed as a heroic action, and I feel like everyone’s anger against him is unjustified. Miguel accidentally brought the collapse of one multiverse, which makes him hyper-diligent against anyone going against the grain of the canon. After a bit more conversation and explanation, Miles realizes that he already lost a parental figure. While lots of Spiders lose their Uncle Ben, Miles loses his Uncle Aaron, and he remembers his vision that he had when fighting the Spot. His vision showed his father dying and Miles realizes that he hasn’t yet lost a police commander close to him. He remembers that his father is getting promoted to that exact role and starts to protest that he can’t just sit idly by and let that happen. He doesn’t want his dad to die, obviously, but all the Spider-People in the room tell him that it has to happen. Miles looks to Gwen and Peter for support, but Gwen says that he wasn’t supposed to know about any of that stuff, and Peter doesn’t provide any comfort. It was a really hard scene to watch, since all of the people in the room are supposed to be heroes, but succumb to predestined, awful events for the greater good.
  In order to keep Miles from going to save his dad, Miguel traps him in the same type of box he trapped Commander Stacy in. Hobie, being the rebellious instigator he is, urges Miles amidst some chaos to break out of the box, and Miles uses his electrical discharge to escape. Hobie takes off his anti-glitch, verse-jumping bracelet and returns home to his own dimension as everyone in the Spider Society, takes off after Miles. The chase sequence is probably one of my favorite scenes in the entire movie. It had humor, smooth animation, and overall a fun vibe, even if the protagonist was running for his life. I was completely enamored watching the colorful, quick-paced scenes flash across the screen and I couldn’t pull my eyes away for a second. Jessica tries basically knocking Miles’ head off with her motorbike and Peter tries to have a heart-to-heart, but it all just causes Miles to run even farther, eventually sticking to and riding a vertical sort of bullet train. Miguel chases him and eventually grabs him and smashes him into the side of the train, pinning him down. Miguel reveals to Miles that Miles was never supposed to be Spider-Man. The spider that bit Miles was from another dimension, Earth-42, and that the original Spider-Man in Miles’ dimension would still be alive if not for Miles himself, since Spider-Man died after saving and being briefly stalled by Miles. Not only that, but now Earth-42 doesn’t have a Spider-Man either. In “Into the Spider-Verse”, the spider that bit Miles was glitching, and that movie released five years ago, so everybody working on the movie deliberately put that detail in there in order to later elaborate on it, which is incredibly respectable in my opinion.
  Gwen, Peter, and other Spiders catch up with Miles and Miguel and from the expression on Gwen and Peter’s faces, they knew about Miles’ unique problem before he did. Miles feels betrayed and uses his electrical discharge on Miguel and heads back to the lab where Spider-Byte is. Using his invisibility, he activates the Go Home Machine, which scans his DNA and creates the portal that will send him back home. Miguel catches up and knows that Miles is trying to go home, so he tries to break through the barrier in the machine, and Miles deactivates his invisibility. He makes eye contact with Spider-Byte, who is able to disable the machine, but doesn’t out of sympathy. I’m really excited to see what they do with Spider-Byte’s character later on, since she was advertised a bunch and even has an official Funko Pop, which doesn’t resemble her movie design, hinting at more character development and a redesign.
  Miles gets sucked into a portal before Miguel can reach him, which causes Miguel to blow up even more. As much as I love Miguel, I thought his anger issues were so silly. He’s fully a grown man who has beef with a fifteen year old kid, over a mistake that the kid made, and he was so quick to literally chase him on all fours, body slam him, and beat him up, it was sort of shocking. His design was certainly great to look at, and I liked him more than Jessica, but his lack of understanding and quickness to rage was certainly frustrating to see.
  Gwen and other members of the Spider Society arrive, and Gwen voices her opinion, which goes against Miguel’s. Driven by anger, Miguel forcibly sends Gwen home in the Go Home Machine, with no one helping her, and also takes away her verse-jumping watch. Miguel, Jessica, and Ben Reilly, or the Scarlet Spider, make their way to Earth-1610, which is Miles’ universe, in order to stop the teen. We also see Gwen on her way home after months of being missing. She talks to her dad in one of the most emotional scenes in the movie, and the two reconcile in a beautifully colored scene. Gwen’s dad decides to quit his job as the chief of police, and he gives her a poorly made glitch-proof verse-jumping watch, which was handmade and dropped off by Hobie after he stole some tech from Miguel’s lab. Gwen travels to Miles’ dimension, and we see Miles running through his in back-to-back sequence shots. Miles arrives in his room, and we see Gwen outside his window. Rio comes into Miles’ room, and Miles, after some heavy internal debate, decides to reveal to his mother that he’s Spider-Man. Before I even saw Rio’s reaction, I knew what was happening. Rio laughs at Miles and asks him what he was talking about, which Miles tries to explain. They walk out into the living room and the door opens. It’s his Uncle Aaron.  Miles, although shocked and confused, doesn’t question anything. HIs uncle and mother make comments about his unusual hair and appearance, and eventually Rio sends the two of them out for groceries. Aaron and Miles go to the rooftop, where Miles sees a painted mural of Jeff, in memory of him. SInce his dad is dead in this universe and the city is sort of in a state of chaos and crime, Miles realizes that he’s in the universe with no Spider-Man. The spider that bit Miles was from the universe that he’s currently in, so when the Go Home Machine scanned his DNA, they sent him to the universe that the spider was from, not the one that he was from. I absolutely loved this detail, and as soon as Rio asked who Spider-Man was, it clicked for me and it was genuinely such a clever plot twist that I couldn’t have predicted earlier on in the movie. Miles, still piecing together the situation, sees a shadowy figure before promptly being knocked out on the rooftop.
  It turns out that Gwen was outside of Miles’ universe in his normal dimension, but since Miles wasn’t there, she has no clue where he is now, unaware that he’s on Earth-42. She sneaks into Miles’ room and she hears his parents discussing Gwen and Miles, and how they think she’s a bad influence on their son. She comes out of Miles’ room and reveals that she doesn’t know where Miles is, but that she’d find them. After a bit more conversation, Rio and Jeff put some amount of trust in Gwen, and Gwen takes off to go find Miles. The scene was, admittedly, still a little awkward, with Miles’ parents mad at Gwen and all, but it showed Rio and Jeff’s characters pretty well. They may be a little hard on Miles and a little embarrassing at times, but they still care about and trust their son to be hanging out with good people, which is exactly what Gwen is.
  Miles wakes up on Earth-42 tied to a punching bag in his uncle’s apartment. He sees his uncle and tries explaining who he is, and that he just wants to get home. With the Prowler’s signature equipment scattered around the apartment, Miles knows he’s in danger, and tries to convince his uncle to let him go and not harm him, wanting to get to his dad in his normal universe. Aaron reveals that he’s not the Prowler, and the real Prowler appears seconds later, slowly walking over towards Miles. The Prowler confirms that Miles’ dad is still alive and takes off his mask. Miles sees his own face staring back at him, but there’s some details that are different. When Prowler Miles, or Earth-42 Miles, introduces himself, he introduces himself with a bit of a Puerto Rican accent, which highlights the fact that Rio is the one who mostly raised him. He also keeps his hair in braids, as opposed to Earth-1610 Miles’ afro. His face is also more defined and honestly just looks older, presumably as a result of growing up in a harsher environment than normal Miles. Miles begs his doppelgänger to let him go, trying to explain that he wants to save his dad, but Prowler Miles shows no remorse and doesn’t show any signs of letting up.
  The movie cuts to the Spot, who’s arrived in Brooklyn on Earth-1610, which creates an even greater sense of danger since the hero of the film is trapped in another universe, tied up. We then see Gwen, in the final scene, assembling a different group of Spider-People, with some of the new faces in the movie, like Spider-Byte, Spider-Man India, and Spider-Punk, along with some older characters from “Into the Spider-Verse”, like Peter B. Parker, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham, and Peni Parker. They start their search for Miles and gear up to fight the Spot and the movie cuts to black. That’s when the groans in the theater started. A giant “To Be Continued…” popped up on screen and my jaw dropped. I knew that there was going to be a third Spider-Verse film, I just thought that “Across the Spider-Verse ” would have been a full story with a full ending, with maybe a few holes that would be patched up in the next movie. I absolutely wasn’t expecting the movie to end so close to the climax. “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse ” is the name of the third and final Spider-Verse film with Miles as the main character, and it’s set to release May 29, 2024. While I was a little disappointed at the ending, the movie is actually my favorite movie out right now, stealing the spot from its predecessor and bumping “Into the Spider-Verse ” into my number two spot. The good thing about the release date is that people don’t have to wait too long, only a year, and the hype won’t go away too much, especially with Insomniac Games’ “Spider-Man 2” video game coming out October this year, reviving the Spider-Man frenzy that may die down around that time. Then people will start looking forward to the movie coming out, which will draw lots of moviegoers on the day of its release. Not only that, but the creators have confirmed that there will be a Spider-Woman movie with Gwen Stacy as the main character coming “sooner than we expect ”. Plus, a new live action Miles Morales movie is in the works, which means that love for the beloved character won’t be going away anytime soon. “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” was genuinely a work of art. Everything about it, from the score, to the visuals, to the voice acting, was perfectly crafted, down to the most minute details. I can barely wait for “Beyond the Spider-Verse” next year and I can’t wait to see where the story takes us and how it ends Miles’ story.