Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse ★★★★½

A continuation of some fascinating trends; one being the stylistic zeitgeist that the first film patented and then the obsession with multiversal shenanigans.

This sequel pushes the cart even further and scattershots the screen with a myriad of eccentric artistic choices and head nods to previous iterations of the webbed hero that will keep even the most dedicated comic nerd perched on their toes. All of this was done in the most scintillating way possible and never daring to disappoint. I guess a more conclusive ending would have helped it stand on its own better but I can't say I'm not completely amped for the third one.

The score's modern and youthful tempo propels each scene further and deeper into the cinesphere when there's action (and there's a shit ton of it) and the way the film elegantly slides into the more emotionally centric scenes, reeling back the score and using the artistry instead to hit the heart was masterful.

I still have to say that I prefer the first one but not by much. This is the sequel everyone hoped more and it delivered.

P.S: 4.5 dead uncle Bens out of 5.

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