Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -- The IMAX 2D Experience | Chicago Reader

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -- The IMAX 2D Experience

Phil Lord—one half of the duo responsible for The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street—cowrote this animated Marvel Comics adaptation, and like the films he codirected, it exhibits a free-for-all wackiness reminiscent of 1930s Looney Tunes. Set in a parallel universe, the story follows a mixed-race teenage boy who transforms into Spider-Man after some baddies kill the original Spidey, Peter Parker. Those same villains have also opened up a portal to alternate realities, and soon enough, the young hero finds himself fighting crime alongside every iteration of Spider-Man in the Marvel canon. Maintaining a breathless pace, the filmmakers pile up sci-fi conceits, one-liners, and a melange of animation styles; as opposed to lots of other comic book adaptations, this actually captures the sensation of getting absorbed in a comic book. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman directed.

Credits

Directors:

  • Bob Persichetti
  • Peter Ramsey
  • Rodney Rothman

Cast:

  • Shameik Moore
  • Jake Johnson
  • Hailee Steinfeld
  • Mahershala Ali
  • Brian Henry
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Luna Velez
  • Zoë Kravitz
  • John Mulaney
  • Kimiko Glenn
  • Nicolas Cage
  • Kathryn Hahn
  • Liev Schreiber
  • Chris Pine

Producers:

  • Avi Arad
  • Amy Pascal
  • Phil Lord
  • Christopher Miller
  • Christina Steinberg
  • Stan Lee
  • Brian Bendis
  • Will Allegra

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