Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Funny and entertaining cartoon (until another of those movie fighting finales which bores cos the hero almost wins, then looks to be absolutely finished, and then recovers to win – yawn).
The earlier action sequences are also too fast to follow.
But I had no idea of all these other spiders, each introduced with a similar sequence – my favourite, Peni Parker – and I didn’t even know about Kingpin.
(I’d say go see, but it was released 2 months ago.)
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I wonder why I even care about Spiderman, or Batman?
Batman is easy – the TV series from the sixties (and the theme tune). Especially when Batman keeps preaching about how villains can change. But the films, with their darker tone, have paled with time. And the finales are often tiresome.
Spiderman is the sixties cartoon tv series, that theme tune and that story of the spider biting. But the films, with their darker tone, have paled with time. And the finales are often tiresome.
And I’ve never been interested in the films that bring the various superheroes together.
So it was great to see this animated film with its lighter tone, with 6 stories of how they were each bitten by radioactive spiders.
But it still had a tiresome finale.

(4 stars; e:4, s:4, p:4; wiki entry; Guardian review)

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