Film Preview: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Page Revisions:

(December 24, 2017) Original
(Jun. 10, 2018) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#1)
(October 14, 2018) New Trailer (#3) / New Poster (#2)
(December 9, 2018) New Posters (#3-#16)

Release Date:

December 14, 2018


From IMDb: “Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask.”

Poster Rating: C+ / C+ / C+ / B- (6) / C+ (3) / C+ / C+ / C+ / B-

Review: (#1) There seems to be some design with poster designers to make the sky a dull blue. Whether that’s also true of the film itself remains to be seen, but it isn’t very attractive.

(#2) Almost all of your Spider-Man combine against an interesting city backdrop, establishes place and premise quite effectively even if it is a bit too bright.

(#3) Three of the Spider folk are depicted here, but the backdrop and poses aren’t very interesting. (#4-#9) Each Spider character gets their own poster design that’s supposed to thematically tie to that character. Some of them do a good job, others do not. (#10-#12) This new trio of character posters do worse by employing virtually the same background without benefit. (#13) Another design with the three primary spider people, this time with the same amount of uneventfulness. (#14) This looks a lot like the prior design in terms of its color usage, but doesn’t add the least bit of depth. (#15) This chaotic Asian poster design is a lot more stylistically viable, but not as interesting. (#16) This is the most interesting of the designs featuring the three primary spiders, with reflections and reverse perspectives dominating effectively.

Trailer Rating: B- / A- / B+

Review: (#1) There isn’t a lot about the film’s plot in the trailer. All we know is that it features one of the newest Spider-Men, Miles Morales, and perhaps a host of other incarnations of the webslinger. The animation is most interesting, standing apart from a lot of what’s out there in the cineplex, which, paired with the popularity of the character, might help drive audiences to the theater.

(#2) The compelling design of the first trailer is embellished and enlivened in the second trailer. Combine that with a better visitation with the plot and you have a design that’s surprisingly engaging, especially more engaging that most of what’s coming out of the Marvel world these days.

(#3) Now we know almost exactly what this film is about and that helps the viewer decide whether they want to give it a shot. Bringing in several popular characters from divergent universes is an interesting decision and might draw just a few more to the theater.

Oscar Prospects:

It could be a Best Animated Feature contender if it’s any good and there isn’t much competition.

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