New Film Discussion: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ (2018) Open Thread

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters today. It is the first theatrical animated Spider-Man film and the first Spider-Man film to focus on the Miles Morales incarnation. Furthermore, Sony somehow managed to make what many are calling “the best superhero film ever”. Go figure.

What did you think of the film? Was it better than The Raimi Trilogy or the Marc Webb films? Where do the animated version of Miles Morales and Peter Parker rank beside the Maguire, Garfield, and Holland versions? What did you think of the animation style? How was the villain? Any characters you definitely want to see return for a sequel or spin-off? Finally, is this the best superhero film ever?

Synopsis: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.