Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Perspective and Opinions

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According to our Scopo-Meter, we check the following in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse :

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FilmScopes thank the creators of the movie for creating a film that is a pure treat to watch for all geeks, as we get to savor a multitude of Spider-Men that too in one the most beautiful art style possible.

The movie is a perfect entertainer that comes with a life lesson, it teaches us that sometimes it is vital to embrace reality and accept fate to become a better version of ourselves.


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Spoiler-Free Review


A black and red suit Spider-Man eating a snack at a grocery store
Miles Morales


For those who haven’t seen the movie yet, please do go give this film a watch as soon as possible. And then watch it again. And again. And again.

This movie is not only perfect with everything. Everything. Down to the last-minute details. Sony has done it again and made a perfect Spider-Verse film that has an INSANE rewatch value. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse continues the story of Miles Morales and how he has matured into a proper Spider-Man while still struggling to juggle his personal and hero life as all Spider-Men do.

The animation is eye candy. Of course, the first installment had around 800 artists to help create and perfect the animation process which led to the film winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2018. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse had the help of around a 1000 artists. Of course, many may think that is not a huge leap in the staff. However, one must remember that the first film had to set the animation styles, and the second one had the job of improving upon it.

The music department was splendid as it provided suitable themes for each location and situation. However, it fails to outdo its predecessor as not many can boast about featuring an album that fits so perfectly as Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse can.

The plot of this movie will make audiences put on their thinking caps and keep them on their toes as it is as awe-inspiring as it is thought-provoking. You can bet that you will walk out of the theaters with conversations that will last you for days if not weeks.

Spider-Man movies have always been a treat regardless of how terrible the plot may be. As every Spider-Man movie always succeeds in making us feel for our Spider-Men with their down-to-Earth relatable issues that are mixed in with the crazy superhero life. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is no different in that regard as we will dive deeper into Miles and his moral compass in this film than ever before in any iteration (other than his comics of course).





Who Is The Real Hero Miles Or Miguel?


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man 2099 and Miles Morales


As fans of the movies already know, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse had a lesson to teach its audience which is made to completely flip on itself due to the plot of this film:

“Anyone can wear the mask. You can wear the mask. If you didn’t know that before, I hope you do now. Cuz I’m Spider-Man.”

From what the story of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse tells us, Miles Morales is a false Spider-Man. That he is an anomaly. A poser. That he stole the place of someone who was destined to be Spider-Man and now enjoys the title to its fullest.

According to Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099, everything that Miles touches disrupts the canon of the universe he is in. This means that due to him being an “unfated” Spider-Man, his very existence is a threat to every “true” Spider-Man in the Spider-Verse.

However, I believe that Miles is one of the purest Spider-Men to ever exist. Not because of his suit or his powers. It is due to his moral compass and the life of struggle and desperation every Spider-Man has to face when they don the mask. It is a trademark of what makes Spider-Man… Spider-Man.

Not to forget that if Miguel is even remotely correct, the universe that Miles Morales resides in which is Earth-1610, should already be on the verge of being destroyed according to his explanation of how disrupting canons could affect universes in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. This directly means that Spider-Man 2099/Miguel O’Hara should have no problem if Miles Morales wants to return to his universe to save his dad from a supposed canon death.

Marvel fans already know from the Loki Disney Plus series that it takes a serious amount of unpredictable actions to actually cause fate to change for a universe that is already condemned to be destroyed.

So even if Miguel O’Hara is right, he is not a hero. Ultimately, he wants to stop a son from saving his dad after being told he will die in two days, knowing fully, that even if he saves his father, it does not change anything. According to the logic and rules that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse provides us with. It is a definite conclusion that Spider-Man 2099 is trying to stop Miles from saving his father out of pure spite and hatred with no actual practical motive.

On the flip side of this, Miles attempting to disrupt his own canon event while holding the knowledge that it may cost the lives of everyone in the universe is a very Spider-Man thing to do. Spider-Man does not trade lives, if he can fight unstoppable and ruthless villains that are out of his league every day, he does it to protect one person, one family, and one love in mind which thereby filters the entire world through the few that he loves and adores. Therefore, also creating the vice-versa of the same concept. His universe is his family and the ones he loves.

Miles Morales is a hero and a truer Spider-Man than Miguel O’Hara could ever hope to be through his indomitable will in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.


Did You Know This About Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse?


  • Tom Holland has expressed his satisfaction with the animated film and his willingness to voice a Peter Parker appearance in the animated films if requested.
  • Spider-Man Noir, Peni, and Spider-Ham were all noticeably missing from any cast listings when the movie was first revealed. The Indian Spider-Man, Peter B. Parker, Mayday, and Spider-Punk are all members of Gwen’s Spider-Society by the conclusion of the movie, and Peni makes an appearance in a new comic-accurate version of her suit throughout the movie itself.
  • Sun-Spider from Spider-Verse (Vol. 3) and End of the Spider-Verse are featured in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. When Marvel allowed fans to submit their original characters to be featured in the comics after the release of the first movie, she was made as a Spider-Sona.
  • According to Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, they promised Sony the sequel would have a similar cast to Into the Spider-Verse, but it really had the biggest animation team ever, with almost 1,000 people working on it. They also mentioned that it contains 240 characters and is set in six different universes.
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which has a length of 2 hours and 20 minutes (140 min), beats the previous record-holder, Consuming Spirits (2012), by 4 minutes.
  • Spider-Man 2099 makes a reference to the shenanigans of the MCU version (Earth-199999) of Doctor Strange in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

The Misrepresented And The Spot-On Characters


Scarlet Spider-Man
Ben Reilly/Scarlet Spider


There are a few characters in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse that are done dirty for the sake of comic relief or plot purposes. And a few that are surprisingly Spot-On. The misrepresented are very few and do not take away from the essence and entertainment of the film. However, for comic fans, it may be enough to pull their attention out of the film for a few moments.

Misrepresented – Ben Reilly: A victim of the infamous Clone Saga. However, he does not act nor portray himself to be someone who needs to be saved or guided. In fact, his entire arc is about him finding his own footing in a universe that never belonged to him in the first place. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse takes his character and shows him as a depressed and dumb tool who is easily influenced by the Spider Society rather than a Spider-Man who has built his life from scratch after learning he was a clone of Peter Parker.

Misrepresented – The Spectacular Spider-Man: There is a scene in which the Spider-Man from the Spectacular Series gets a dialogue in support of Miguel O’Hara in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. However, what many may be quick to forget is that Peter Parker would never sacrifice life for his powers, especially Uncle Ben’s. Even though he is proud of being Spider-Man and thanks Uncle Ben for making him what he is today, if given the chance in a morally good setting, Spider-Man would not hesitate to bring back or save Uncle Ben.

Spot-On – The Spot: The Spot has been an extremely underutilized character in Spider-Man’s rogues’ gallery. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse made sure he got a perfect representation on the big screen. Starting off as a goofy villain of the week to quickly becoming a multiversal threat. The Spot has his time to shine and he gains a sinister aura as he becomes a full-fledged villain.

Spot-On – Miguel O’Hara: Spider-Man 2099 is one of the few Spider-Men in the Spider-Verse that stand out from the rest. A vampire, self-made Spider-Man who neither has a spider-sense nor the sense of humor that the others have. He is rightfully presented as an antagonist as he is the only Spider-Man who is famously brutal and has one of the more edgier personalities in comparison to the others which makes him such a terrifying presence in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. He has manufactured the title of Spider-Man, while others were destined to play the role of the web-slinger.


Also Read: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Geek’s Interpretation & Honest Review

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