Last month, my family was invited to an advanced media screening of ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’. We are basically hermits on school nights (due to SO MUCH high school homework), but we made an exception for this movie since my three guys really wanted to see it. Initially, I just accepted the invitation so that they could go but I’m so glad that I attended. It was such a great family movie that kept my interest the entire time! If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I highly recommend that you do so over this school winter break.
My family’s thoughts…
Reggie (my husband)
I really enjoyed the movie. It was like a comic book coming to life. I loved the action scenes and the storyline of Miles growing up and learning how to be part of society. I enjoyed how they had different Spider-men (and a Spider-woman and a Spider-pig). Stan Lee fans will also love how he was included in the movie in a special way. One of my favorite parts is the storyline between Miles and the Peter Parker from another dimension. It reminds me of the teacher/student dynamic. Aunt Mae’s character also has a different spin to its depiction in this movie which viewers will love. Altogether, it was a great movie. Comic book fans will enjoy it along with anyone else – ages eight and up. It kept my interest the entire time and I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
I went to the movie with no expectations. It was more of an “I’m taking one for the team” kind of outing since my husband and kids really wanted to see it. I’m not a big “Spider-Man” fan and I don’t read comic books so I didn’t even know that there were multiple Spider-men. Before we went to the movie, I looked at a promotional clip of the movie on Instagram and the reactions were interesting to me. Many people were upset that there were a Black Latino Spider-man and a woman Spider-man – even more than the fact that there was going to be a pig Spider-man. Obviously, we still have a lot of room to grow as an inclusive society!
Anyway, I really enjoyed the actual movie. I liked the multiple Spider-man characters and storylines. Miles’ coming of age storyline was my favorite. Several of my friends who have seen the movie have commented that Miles reminds them of my oldest son Michael. It’s funny because that’s exactly what my family said after watching the movie. They are both academically bright brown boys with big hair. 🙂 They also are both finding their way adapting to various different environments while learning to be true to themselves and discover their individual “sparks”.
Overall, I really enjoyed this movie and highly recommend it. The movie was action-filled and kept my attention the entire time. That might not seem like a lot but I’m the type of person who will fall asleep during anything that is not interactive unless it’s very entertaining. As my husband often says, “Kim has 2 settings…stop and go. There is no pause.” Oh, well…
Michael (our 14-year-old son)
The movie was fun and action-packed. There were some good jokes and an interesting storyline. The interaction between Miles Morales and his family (parents and uncle) also caught my attention. The movie is mainly about Miles learning how to be his own version of Spider-man, because he just received his powers. My favorite part was when Miles received his power.
When I asked if he could relate to Miles in any way, he replied, “This is the end of this interview.” 🙂
Sean (our 11-year-old son)
I really enjoyed the movie all of the way through. It was a well-animated origin story of Miles Morales. The movie does a great job of developing his character and making him seem realistic and relatable. My favorite part was when all of the different characters from the various universes interacted together. I give it a 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for “mature” (8-years-old and up) children.