“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is not just a sequel to the Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, it’s a multiversal party with Spider-People from different universes. Here are the web-slinging wonders of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Remember, with great trivia comes great responsibility!
1. The Spider Society: Because Even Superheroes Need a Support Group
This movie introduces us to the Spider Society, a group of Spider-People who protect the multiverse. Led by Miguel O’Hara (Oscar Isaac), a Spider-Man from 2099, and Jessica Drew (Issa Rae), a pregnant Spider-Woman, they’re like the Avengers but with more legs and fewer billionaire playboys.
2. Cameos and Connections: It’s a Small Multiverse After All
The movie is like a “Where’s Waldo?” of Spider-Man versions and other spider-themed heroes. It connects to other “Spider-Man” movies and shows but isn’t chained by the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity. It’s like the rebellious teenager of the MCU, doing whatever it wants, whenever it wants.
3. The Sound of the Spider-Verse: When Superheroes Drop the Beat
The movie features a soundtrack curated by Metro Boomin, with contributions from artists like Offset, A$AP Rocky, 21 Savage, and Future. Because nothing says “superhero” like a sick beat to swing to.
4. A Feast for the Eyes: The Spider-Verse in Living Color
The movie has a distinct visual style, with each Spider-Person and their world having its own distinct look. It’s like a comic book lover’s dream come true or a trip to an art museum, but with more spandex.
5. The Long and Short of It: More Bang for Your Buck
The movie is longer than its predecessor, running for two hours and 20 minutes. That’s a lot of web-slinging action for your buck!
6. The Box Office Sensation: Second Only to Super Mario
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” didn’t just open in US and Canadian theaters, it swung in with a whopping $120.5 million. That’s more than three times the 2018 animated original’s opening. Not content with just domestic success, “Across the Spider-Verse” also made a splash abroad, raking in $88.1 million overseas. In the race for 2023’s biggest domestic openings, “Across the Spider-Verse” swung to the second spot, trailing only “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” Now that’s what we call a high score!
7. The Critics Have Spoken: Fresh as a Spider’s Web
The movie didn’t just wow audiences, it also spun a web around critics. With a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s safe to say that this Spider-Man flick is fresher than a morning dew on a spider’s web.
8. The Spider-Verse Trilogy: Because Good Things Come in Threes
And if you thought this was the end of the Spider-Verse saga, think again! “Across the Spider-Verse” is part two of a trilogy that will conclude with a third chapter released in 2024.
- Time: A Guide to All The Spider-People in Across The Spider-Verse
- Variety: All the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Easter Eggs and Cameos
- Rolling Stone: ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Review
- WIRED: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Is Everything the MCU Is Missing
- Reuters: ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ spins box office with $120.5 million debut
- AP News: ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ swings to massive $120.5 million opening