We’ll be posting a review of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from Tim Robins on downthetubes soon, but meanwhile, here’s the view of one of the Spidey’s younger fans, Oliver J. Soto…
The Film: Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realises that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world.
The Review: I’ve been waiting a few months to see this movie because it is about Spider-Man and has a bunch of other Spider-people. I thought it was really good and cool to meet all the other Spider-people in the Verse.
The graphics are all good and pretty much makes you think you are in a comic book. Miles was a cool kid and good at music. It helped calm him down and unstick from walls after he got his spider powers.
Number one fact: Kingpin is fat with no neck. He is a bad dude. He wants to kill Spider-Man because he thinks he killed his family. Kingpin wants to use a machine to bring his family back from another dimension.
One of the funniest parts is when we meet Peter Porker. Of all the other spider people, I didn’t expect a pig! SPIDER-HAM! Haha!
I would definitely see it again and want to take my dad. Anyone that likes comic books, and You Tubers should see the movie, because “People love Spider-Man”!
by Oliver J Soto – aged 9
A freelance journalist and Doctor Who fanzine editor since 1978, Tim Robins has written on comics, films, books and TV programmes for a wide range of publications including Starburst, Interzone, Primetime and TV Guide.
His brief flirtation with comics includes ghost inking a 2000AD strip and co-writing a Doctor Who strip with Mike Collins. Since 1990 he worked at the University of Glamorgan where he was a Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Media Studies and the social sciences. Academically, he has published on the animation industry in Wales and approaches to social memory. He claims to be a card carrying member of the Politically Correct, a secret cadre bent on ruling the entire world and all human thought.