‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ is an Epic Triumph for Miles Morales.


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Sony Animation’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” released on June 2, 2023. The
highly anticipated sequel to the Miles Morales story exceeded my expectations, going beyond what
a Spider-Man story is traditionally about.

The first film, “Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse” single-handedly changed what
animation looks like today, with popular films such as “Puss and Boots: The Last Wish” following
suit in a style that gives artists the freedom to uniquely tell a story.

I believe this film will do the same, change animation once again. The bright colors, fast-
paced animation, and unique character design looks straight out of a comic book. It can be

overwhelming at times but will certainly leave you in awe.

Hailey Campagna, a CSHS student, thinks “the animation is my favorite of any animated
movie I’ve ever seen.”

“I’m usually not a fan of recent animated movies because of the CGI look,” She continues.
“But I love that in this movie, you can actually see the art that went into every scene and the

The film raises the stakes for Miles and his friends, giving you the thrill similar to Marvel’s
2018 film “Infinity War” or its sequel “Endgame” You will absolutely be on the edge of your seat,
hoping Miles can save the day once again.

“One of the highlights was how we got to see more of Gwen and how she wants to be
accepted by the people she loves while also being Spider-Woman” says Denosh Ulcena, a CSHS

“Overall, it was fantastic. There were so many moments that can bring many emotions out
of you. I’m really excited for what the next movie will bring.”

Not only does the film deliver wonderfully in terms of animation and narrative, but for its
representation as well.

Stan Lee, co-creator of the Spider-Man character, once said, “Anyone can wear the mask.”
This movie lives up to Stan’s wishes. Latinx, Black, and Indian characters are put on the forefront
of this story. In this film, people of color are not only seen as superheroes, but are also allowed to
make mistakes and learn from them without being villainized.

The amount of representation is absolutely beautiful, and I believe every Spider-Man film
in the future should follow suit.

The only thing that may steer you away from buying your ticket is its 2 hour and 16-minute
runtime (which makes it one of the longest animated films ever!). Don’t let those numbers scare
you. Time flies when you’re having fun, and that’s exactly what this film is.

“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” proves that Miles Morales is one of the best
versions of the Spider-Man character. The film achieves an even deeper message than its
predecessor; don’t let anyone tell your story. Be who you want to be, tell your own version of your

The film is a beautiful and daring ode not only to Spider-Man, but those who feel like they
can wear the mask as well.