Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry

As a person who’s grown old enough to experience a decade-plus of stellar comic book films, I’d say my time spent as a comic book reader has been rewarded many times over. Even so, a film like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse can still dazzle. Watching the film feels like reading one of the many Spider-Verse sagas on acid. Words splash across the screen, colors fly and quips bounce off of each of the multiverse Spider-People at a dizzying speed. Some might hate that we haven’t gotten a proper live-action Miles Morales on-screen, but being able to see Miles—an Afro-Latino teen who gets the powers of the Spider while also being a graf-head who casually speaks Spanish without subtitles—should warm the hearts of many who feel underrepresented, especially in comic book films. The fact that Sony then does justice to the source material so elegantly, to the point that we are going to be getting sequels and spin-offs, has us excited for the future of this branch of the Spider-Verse. —khal