SPIDER- MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (PG) A new connection to the web, US, 113 min
There have now been seven Spider-Man movies since the turn of the millennium. Do we really need another one? Probably not. Nevertheless, this newie is clearly the most radical, free-thinking and up-for-anything of them all. It is also wholly animated, which could be a sticking point for some Spidey purists. They needn’t worry on this front, as the visuals here are first-class. What drags Into the Spider-Verse into the modern era is how it brushes longtime central figure Peter Parker aside to focus on a younger, hungrier and street-smart Spidey. His name is Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), a mixed-race honours student who needs to get the hang of his newly acquired Spidey powers ASAP. While this intriguing contemporary origin story has its problems the inspired designs never lose their appeal.