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Ha’oa Bode ’24 reviews ‘Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse’

Have you ever read a comic book so thrilling that you want it to come alive? That once you’re done reading it, you want there to be more of the book and so on? Well, good thing the directors Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson created a masterpiece in their movie version of the comic book series Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse. For those who want to keep reading, this A film has the aesthetics of both of a comic book and of a movie. The cinematography grasped my attention as well as the attention to detail in the background of the scenes and the feelings of how a character would feel. The directors made sure the audience would feel the same. The movie: Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse.

Out of the three Spider-Man movies with Toby Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland, Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse isby far the most creative not only in the cinematography, but the soundtrack, and the film’s colorful visuals is Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse. That’s what makes it the best out of the other Spider-Man movies.

I’m not stating that the three Spider-Man franchises aren’t good, but I’m stating that there is something different about Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse. First, the soundtrack of the movie is what really boosts it up to first place. The way that Eeach song matches whatever the feeling is of certain scenes. Since the majority of people that watch the movie are teenagers, the soundtrack they appeals more to the movie’s soundtrack because the artists on iit includecontains like Lil Wayne, Offset, Metro Boomin, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, and A$ap Rocky, to name a fewand many more famous recent artists.

Along with an amazing soundtrack, the storyline has given the producers a good reason to be able to utilize certains songs for certain scenes. Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse is dated a fewdated few years after the first film where the main character Miles Morales is older and excited to be New York’s one and only Spider-Man. However, wWhen he follows his friend Gwen Stacy to the Spider Society, he fallsis in love with the organization. However, as time goeswent on and he finds out what he must go through like every other Spider-Man, he refuses to stay and help the Spider Society. He is now against them and is willing to carve his own path to find his destiny and not stoop to a fixed one.

Because of the movie’s visual uniqueness in visuals, it tops the other Spider-Man movies. Feeling is a common theme throughout this review. So Tthe colors within the visuals of certain scenes match the feeling of whatever the scene is about or foreshadows what is about to happen. That is another reason. The visuals build up some sort of suspense for the audience as they wait and wait for what they think is going to happen, but really, it may not occur. In the previous Spider-Man movies, although it was filmed in person, it still didn’t capture that engaging part of a movie. It seemed almost boring in a way that the audience didn’t feel like they were apart action, apart of the thrilling scenes.

Truly, Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse will be a film to beat in the future because of its timeless soundtrack and colorful, meaningfulmeaning visuals. I’m not saying to not try and watch other movies because there could be a movie in the future that’ll compete with Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse. I do recommend watchingto watch the Spider-Man movies that havehas Toby Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland. Pay attention to the visuals, the soundtrack (if they do have one), and just the overall cinematography of the movies. Then compare them to Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse. I think I’ll I know how you will feel about the comparison. That’s right. There isn’t a comparison.

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Ha'oa Bode, Staff Writer
Ha'oa is currently a senior at SCH. He is a rookie in the field of journalism. He comes from the islands of Oahu, Hawaii and American Samoa. He has three sisters and is the only boy out of the four children. He is a Drizzy fan and loves to listen to oldies as well. He pumps 90 off the mound.
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