Last night I went to see Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse. I haven't enjoyed a film so much before. It deserves all the Oscars buzz it's getting.
It isn't often you get to see an artform evolve before your eyes (and in 3D, no less). I usually hate 3D films, but this is a whole new level: they finally figured out how to do it right.
The vision behind this film is incredible. It has everything: It breaks new ground in storytelling using a perfect meld of traditional comic book storytelling (onomatopoeia, multiple split panels, thought bubbles, narration bubbles- and I know it sounds tacky but it's done so well, it's hard to describe) and CGI film animation.
It’s set in the New York I see every day- even though it’s stylised, it’s not idealised. It’s true to the detail of everyday Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The Art, The Comedy, The animation, the editing (so many great comedic cuts) and the voice acting were all brilliant. There were so many great moments in this film I have to go see it again (well played, Sony.)
I had a feeling it would be great, but nowhere near this good. (https://www.jasonchatfield.com/blog/into-the-spider-verse-animation)