Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Spidey Watch: Spider-Man - Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Viewing: No idea
Directors: Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman
I feel like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) found its audience on home video that it didn't quite find at the theater, which makes me wonder how the coming sequel will do. I will say - I am delighted that the movie is finding the bigger audience it deserves and I'm still disappointed in Sony for failing to push the movie harder when it was coming out. Especially because - as much as I like the movie, it's just something to see on the big screen. I feel like a lot of people I've talked to who watched it on their screens aren't quite getting it because they aren't able to "see" the movie the same way and see how every frame and every detail is next level work.
Maybe when theaters re-open and there's nothing new to show, Sony can re-release S:ItSV. If they do, go see it on the biggest screen you can find.
At some point in the past year I mentioned wanting to show this movie to my dad, and he was just sort of confused (it happens. He was not expecting a Spidey rec.). But, man, this movie does such a phenomenal job of catching what it is to be in those early years of high school where you're figuring things out, and your parents are looking in from the outside as you come into yourself and find your people.
One of these days.
Anyway - in these days of challenge and change, I'm glad Jamie thought to put it on. Anyone can wear the mask.