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Apr 12, 2021

On the podcast this week, Spider-Steven and Sean are embarking on our greatest adventure ever: learning how to become the best heroes we can possibly be for the people who need us the most. We’re doing it all with this week’s episode about the 2018 film from Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Damn, what a great film this is. Sorry, I gave away how we feel about this one way too early (and in the stinking show notes, too!). Look, if you don’t know that this film is one of the best things that’s been made in the last decade, then you either haven’t seen it yet or you’re stuck in an alternate universe where it doesn’t exist. In which case, I just feel sorry for you. You’re missing out on a great story.

Visuals aside for a second, the story is very affecting. As it always does, it boils down to what dear old Uncle Ben said:

“With great power, comes great responsibility.”

In every universe, nobody is asking to be a Spider-Person; it’s just forced on them, and they have to find a way to cope with their newfound powers. In the case of Miles Morales, not only does he have new spider powers to try and figure out, he’s also been tasked with saving several universes. If that’s not a lot of pressure, then I don’t know what is. That’s just a part of being Spider-Man, though. It takes responsibility, and it takes a leap of faith.

The visuals of this film, though? Top freaking notch. I haven’t seen anything like this in, well, ever. I think we’re going to look back on this one and realize that it did something unique: it was original. None of us would be surprised to hear that it pushed the art of animated films forward. It’s a spectacle film, with a hell of a lot of heart. That’s hard to come by these days.

Look, what this all comes down to is: you’ve got the power to see this film, so it’s your responsibility to see it. And at least a dozen times.

(Recorded on February 22, 2021)

Links to Stuff We Mentioned:

 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - IMDb

 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse trailer - YouTube

Steven’s Miles Morales shirt (probably?) - Redbubble

Monsters, Inc. - IMDb

How I Met Your Mother - IMDb

Gaming Cypher

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered - PlayStation

Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition - PlayStation

Spider-Man: The Animated Series - IMDb

Spider-Man 3 - IMDb

Peter Porker (Earth-8311) | Marvel Database - Fandom

Peter Parker (Earth-90214) | Marvel Database - Fandom

Suicide Squad - IMDb

Peni Parker (Earth-14512) | Marvel Database - Fandom

The Suicide Squad - IMDb

Guardians of the Galaxy - IMDb

Harley Quinn - IMDb

The Dark Knight - IMDb

Batman: The Animated Series - IMDb

Christopher Nolan - IMDb

Doctor Octopus - Wikipedia

J.K. Simmons - IMDb

J. Jonah Jameson - Wikipedia

Spider-Gwen - Wikipedia

Nicolas Cage - IMDb

The Matrix - IMDb

Kingpin - Wikipedia

Captain America: The First Avenger - IMDb

Steve Rogers - Wikipedia

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - IMDb

Aunt May - Wikipedia

Alfred Pennyworth - Wikipedia

Pennyworth - IMDb

Spider-Man (Earth-616) | Into the Spider-Verse Wiki - Fandom

Spider-Man 2 - IMDb

T-Mobile and Sprint Have Merged: Everything You Need to Know - Digital Trends

Hero's journey - Wikipedia

The Iron Giant - IMDb

Green Goblin - Wikipedia

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 - IMDb

Spider-Man Pointing at Spider-Man - Know Your Meme

Arrowverse - Wikipedia

Arrow - IMDb

Supernatural - IMDb

Supergirl - IMDb

The Flash - IMDb

The Young and the Restless - IMDb

John Mulaney - IMDb

The Simpsons Movie - IMDb

Prowler - Wikipedia

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales - PlayStation

Spider-Man: Homecoming - IMDb

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