Spider-Man

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (2018)

Into the Spiderverse

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (2018)

Director:

Bob Persichetti

Peter Ramsey

Rodney Rothman

Starring:

Shameik Moore

Jake Johnson

Hailee Steinfeld

Mahershala Ali

Lily Tomlin

John Mulaney

Chris Pine

Nicholas Cage

Kimiko Glenn

Katheryn Hahn

Plot:

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Review:

I was told by the entire world to watch this movie, which I’m grateful for because I had not even heard of it until my Twitter blew up about it and suddenly people who couldn’t agree on anything were agreeing this movie was amazing.

Sadly, I had to wait until Red Box got it, but then I ended up buying it immediately because damnit, it is just that good.

Miles Morales, Shameik Moore, is a teenager just starting a new preppy school and life kind of sucks right now in an angsty teenage way. Then, when he’s getting his groove back, a spider bites him and his super powered existence begins.

Just when things are starting to look up, the original Spider-Man is going to teach him everything he needs to know, things again get shaken up, and he’s all on his own. His father has made it clear that he’s not a Spider-Man fan, but I truly believe if Miles had gone to him it would have been alright. He was clearly a supportive father that loved his son deeply, though, he probably wouldn’t have let him participate in the whole multiverse thing.

I bet if he’d told his dad his dad would have insisted he go and do the thingie that had to be done with the goober and he would have died instead of who died and we still would have had a Spider-Man origin story, but damn this one was SO much better than that.

Anyway, I love that Miles has a loving and supportive mother and father. I do wonder if his dad figured out who he was there at the end. Lily Tomlin as Aunt May is something I had no idea the world needed until now and I hope she is in future movies because she was great.

Have I mentioned the art? Holy fucking shit it was incredible. It was mind boggling good. I don’t think I’ve ever seen something that looked so amazing, definitely not a full length movie. It was just…hold on I need to go watch it again.

If you haven’t seen Into the Spiderverse for whatever reason, watch it. It deserved every award it received, it deserved all the hype, it was so.good.

5/5

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Look What’s Showing up on the Disney Store!

During a random late night check of the Disney Store website I was surprised to find that they’ve updated and there are a couple new Toybox Figures!

Spider-Man Miles Morales

First, Spider-Man Miles Morales is finally showing up on the store. I haven’t seen Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse yet, but I’ve only heard amazing things so I’m glad they finally put the figure in the store. Once again, it looks like the standard Spider-Man figure already released with a different paint job, but if you’re a Spider-Man fan does it really matter?

Iron Man

Iron Man is the surprise Marvel reveal. He’s also listed as number 15.

Iron Man has a new paint scheme, he looks much nicer, but he’s got the same accessory. Unless you prefer the new paint I don’t see a reason to double dip. However, if you missed the first release, now’s your chance!

 

Stich and Minnie Mouse were both guessed based on the images in the flyers. For once, those images seemed to be true! Stich comes with a surf board and gun and has his token crazy grin. Just based on the images in the store he looks as good as you could expect.

Minnie Mouse includes her cat Figaro, her face also seems to be lacking in the character I like in these figures. She’s looking up away from her cat and just seems kind of eh. A bit disappointed with her.

Still, it was nice to see some surprise additions to the Toybox figures. Right now, at least with the Marvel line, it feels like they’re padding their numbers. We’ve got two new reskins, which while nice, kind of keeps up the lackluster offerings Marvel is giving the Toybox collection.

If anyone has seen these in stores I would definitely be interested in knowing if there’s a new flyer and if so, are there new images?!?

Disney Toybox: Spider-Man and Toy Story sets BONUS Maui and Moana

*I’m not sure what happened to this post but it was deleted somehow and so I’m reposting it in roughly the same way it was, this took place a couple weeks ago*

I was able to go to the Disney Store this weekend, and or course I picked up a couple Toybox figures. I’ll post some pics of them later, for now I wanted to share some pics of the two sets I saw.

They were a bit out of my price range, Spider-Man was the cheapest at $29.95, the Toy Story set was over $60 I believe. Bullseye makes the set completely worth it, his large adorable eyes are awesome!

The Spider-Man Dune Buggy has flashing lights and is pretty hefty, so it’s a nice toy. If you missed out on Spider-Man this isn’t a bad way to pick him up.

BONUS! SuperSorrell was able to pick up Maui and Moana at a South London Disney Store. They weren’t on any flyers I’ve seen so they were a real surprise. They look INCREDIBLE. The tattoo detail on Maui is awesome! Moana’s feet look a bit weird and she seems to fall over VERY easily, but she is our FIRST Disney Princess and they picked a really good one. I’m excited to see them and definitely adding them to the list to buy…one day.