Yesterday, Spider-man: Across The Spider-verse had its world premiere and the reactions and reviews are blowing up the internet.
The movie debuted with a score of 97% on rotten tomatoes after 79+ reviews, and the people who were opportune to see it at the premiere have nothing but high praise for the movie. The first installment, Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse, wracked up about $380 million at the box office with a $90 million budget. But with the level of marketing and advertising that Across The Spider-verse has done and the number of people patiently waiting for it to release (including myself), it just might get to a billion dollars.
One of the things fans praised the most was the exceptional graphics of the movie, with the different animation styles, and how they made it all blend and work. Mind you, this movie only has a budget of 100 million dollars. It was shocking to most, if not all, because of how good the movie looks apparently. The upcoming animated movie “Elemental” has a budget of 200 million dollars, and as far as I’m concerned it doesn’t come close to Spider-man in terms of graphics and animation style.
The Super Mario Bros. movie also had a 100 million dollar budget and looked fantastic, and has made over a billion dollars at the box office, and Spider-man: Across The Spider-Verse looks to pull off the same. Although it will be competing with a couple of movies like The Little Mermaid, Fast X, The Flash movie, and Transformers later on June 9, we’ll see how strong the legs of the movie hold.
The official plot reads:
“After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. However, when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. He must soon redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.”
If there are just three movies you need to see this summer, Spider-man: Across The Spider-verse is one of them, and to round off the remaining two I would say The Flash, and Transformers: Rise of The Beasts.
This year is booming with great movies all year round, we’ve never had a year this electric in terms of top-tier movies in a while, you don’t want to miss out. Grab your tickets, get a nice bucket of popcorn, and go see Spiderman: Across The Spider-verse on the 2nd of June, this Friday – it doesn’t get much better than your friendly neighborhood Spider-man.