Its loud optimism and unapologetic amount of heart may never reach the heights of the original in ambition, but it does maintain the same amount of emotional satisfaction. At the end of the day, any children’s movie that is smart enough to stealthily write in a subplot that calls out Chris Pratt’s toxic movie-star persona while juggling the complexities of finding happiness in times of despair is a pretty awesome one to me.
Screened in advance at the Arclight in Hollywood, followed by a Q&A with producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller and directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a love letter to our friendly neighborhood web-slinger, but it also keeps its heart at the center of its interdimensional visual feast. This is an origin story in a love affair with the concepts and emotions that make origin stories so powerful, so like— it’s pretty damn…
Watched the Alternate Universe cut, with an extra 30 minutes of deleted scenes and storyboards weaved into the film.
- I love how much watching Spider-Verse on your laptop or your tv is a totally different experience than watching it in a theater. A cinema screen offers full immersion, but you can really admire the line work, red and cyan blur in the background and other complex image details at home.
- There's this amazing scene after Miles…
If there's one thing Captain Marvel does remarkably right, it's how it plays off of expectations. This whole week leading up to its release has been a nightmare in discourse, and looking back, there was just no possible way to sit down and watch this movie in the average, casual way you would any other male-led Marvel film. Messages, expectations, judgments of all flavors on my social media feed about what this movie is and what I should feel penetrated…