Well, Spider-Man strikes again! The social media embargo for reactions to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was lifted this week and just about every reviewer fell right into the animiated film’s beautifully spun web. Not only are they declaring it to be the best animated movie of 2018, but a lot confidently saying that it’s the best superhero movie of the year with many saying that it’s their favorite Spider-Man movie of all time.
The film, which finds Peter Parker/Spider-Man (voiced by New Girl’s Jake Johnson) mentoring a young teenager named Miles Morales (Shameki Moore) to become the next web-slinging superhero, is currently sitting at a coveted 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and based on the instant reactions we’ve pulled from Twitter, it’s easy to see just how and why so many critics and audiences are absolutely loving Sony’s latest installment. It apparently has dazzling animation, a ton of heart and comedy, and a wonderfully told story. Check out some of the raving reviews below!
You have a great responsibility to yourself to see Spider-Man: Into the #SpiderVerse at your earliest covenience. It is one of my favorite films of the year & maybe my favorite Spidey movie period. Heartfelt, hilarious, and packed with seriously buckwild visuals. pic.twitter.com/GR5uhtWanT
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) November 28, 2018
#SpiderVerse will be the #1 superhero movie of 2018 for A LOT of fans. This movie is very, VERY special. Animation is insanely unique, voice acting is superb & the emotion and heart in this story is a cut above the rest. https://t.co/WYRtVWTS9L
— Sheraz Farooqi (@SherazFarooqi_) November 20, 2018
#SpiderVerse is hands down the best animated movie of the year, possibly even the best superhero movie of the year, which is not an accolade I give lightly with Infinity War in the running. It’s SO stylish and SO beautiful and SO funny. The entire thing is incredibly special.
— Meg Downey (@rustypolished) November 28, 2018
Can finally talk about Into the #Spiderverse. I’m obsessed. It didnt feel like anything else. All the animation styles coming together was insane. Miles is EVERYTHING. Humor. Heart. Vulnerability. Courage.
The hero we need.
“Anyone can wear the mask. You could wear the mask.” pic.twitter.com/0ZY4UkTysP
— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) November 27, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the #SpiderVerse is hilarious, emotional and just so damn entertaining. Who knew that in a year when both Disney and Pixar release quality films that Spider-Verse would top them to become the best animated film of the year. It’s that good.
— Mark Pacis (@PacManNR7) November 28, 2018
#SpiderVerse is easily one of my favorite films of the year, and among the best modern comic book films. It’s also my favorite Spider-Man film ever. Full of heart and humor, it truly is a love letter to Spidey. Can’t wait for more with Miles and the larger Spider Verse… pic.twitter.com/bCDVC2q5jR
— Nicholas Whitcomb (@Whos_Nick) November 28, 2018
I can finally talk about this: #SpiderVerse is hands down the best Spider-Man movie ever made, and it’s one of the best comic-book films, live action or animated, of all time. pic.twitter.com/hzO0ZCdagk
— mikey’s WRITING BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN BUT BLACK & FEM (@Mikey_Talks) November 20, 2018
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is so creative, fun, and one of the best spidey films to date. An engaging story that opens up the universe and puts the animation to great use and advances the medium. My favorite animated film this year! #IntoTheSpiderVerse #SpiderVerse pic.twitter.com/xXiwnx9XKh
— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) November 28, 2018
Wait, I can talk about #SpiderVerse now? In that case, it blew me away. Pretty sure this is the best #SpiderMan movie I’ve seen. It’s beautiful, funny, and even heartfelt. I’m expecting a lot of people to be crying by the end of it. One of my favorite movies of 2018, hands down.
— Zachary Marsh (@ZMFilmWizard) November 20, 2018
#SpiderVerse is terrific, ambitious & super fresh. Eye-popping next-level animation. Lord & Miller fingerprints are ALL over it; hilarious, irreverent, meta, hip and somehow still has heart and captures the essence of #SpiderMan his existential burden and struggle with heroism.
— Rodrigo Perez — The Playlist 📽🎞📺 (@YrOnlyHope) November 28, 2018
#SpiderVerse is a pop art explosion of colors and ideas and humor and action and HEART. It’s the best Spider-Man movie ever, hands down.
— Kyle Anderson (@FunctionalNerd) November 28, 2018
Jesus. Believe the #SpiderVerse hype. Absolutely freakin’ astonishing on every level. Total comic book glory and a filmmaking tour de force. I utterly adore it.
— Helen O’Hara (@HelenLOHara) November 28, 2018
I can finally talk about SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE #SPIDERVERSE, and boy does it live up to the hype.
It’s got heart, humor & seriously mind-blowing animation – but it’s all in service of Miles’ story. Easily one of the best superhero movies EVER
— Molly Freeman 🍂 (@mollyrockit) November 28, 2018
— Geeks of Color (@GeeksOfColor) November 28, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the #SpiderVerse is so great. It got me emotional more than once, it’s very funny, and the action is ridiculously good. I need so many more of these movies. I’m leaving the theater with a massive smile on my face. pic.twitter.com/RZ1tJShQsi
— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) November 28, 2018
Spider-Man: Into The #Spiderverse is hands down the best superhero movie of the year, one of the best Marvel movies to date and one of the year’s best movies… full stop. Super creative, roundly satisfying and wildly entertaining. It’s an absolute blast. Seriously impressed. pic.twitter.com/n1zN1wZLTZ
— Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) November 28, 2018
#SpiderVerse is one of the most original, beautiful, awesome, stylish movies I’ve ever seen. That was so cool. Gonna talk about it more tomorrow but right now I am just floored. WOW!!!! Damn yo pic.twitter.com/I1bwUK0tAw
— Mike Rougeau (@RogueCheddar) November 28, 2018
Other actors lending their voices to the film include Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir, Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis, Leiv Schreiber as The Kingpin, John Mulaney as Spider-Ham, and Lily Tomlin as Aunt May. The screenplay was written by The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman and was directed by Bob Perisichetti.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters on December 14th!
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.