Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse does it again as far as animation, sound, and story. The film has some fun cameos and nods to the comics. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse releases in theaters tomorrow, June 2, 2023. The animated film has a talented voice cast, including Shameik Moore (Miles Morales), Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy), Oscar Isaac (Miguel O’Hara), Jake Johnson (Peter Parker), Issa Rae (Jessica Drew), Brian Tyree Henry (Jefferson Davis), Luna Lauren Vélez (Rio Morales), Jason Schwartzman (Jonathan Ohnn), Daniel Kaluuya (Hobart Hobie Brown), Jorma Taccone (Adrian Toomes), Shea Whigham (George Stacy), and Karan Soni (Spider-Man India, a possible Pavitr Prabhakar). The film was written by Christopher Miller, David Callaham, and Chris Miller, and a new trio of directors Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson and music by Daniel Pemberton. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Parents Guide
In Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse: Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man™: Across the Spider-Verse. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters the Spider Society, a team of Spider-People charged with protecting the Multiverse’s very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must set out on his own to save those he loves most. Anyone can wear the mask – it’s how you wear it that makes you a hero.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Age Rating Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know about the age rating of the movie before letting their younger children watch Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Language: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse does not contain strong language, with the strongest words viewers will come across being a**, crap, stupid, and “shut up.”
Mature Content: The biggest concern for parents of young children in the film is the animated violent content it includes. There are scenes that show explosions, guns, characters being shot, hand-to-hand combat, characters dying, being kidnapped, and having their lives in peril. Some of the characters and villains are scary and may frighten younger kids.
Age Rating of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Rating: Sony Pictures Animation Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has a PG rating by the Motion Picture Association (MPAA ratings-official rating) for sequences of animated action violence, some language, and some thematic elements, and the parental guidelines advisory recommends it for mature audiences, an adult audience, young adults, teens, and older kids aged 8 and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or a legal guardian (adult guardian) is highly suggested for young kids (young viewers) under 8 years of age in this PG-rated motion picture for adult material. The minimum age recommendation is 8 years old; it is not suitable for younger viewers. The MPA definition of PG is that some material may not be suitable for children.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the sequel to the highly successful and award-winning of the best animated feature 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The first movie included the characters Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Pig, and the villain Kingpin, who does not make it into this sequel. However, the new film includes a plethora of new Spider-Men that are found throughout the comic books and will bring back all the superhero nostalgia.
Miles Morales is back in this upcoming sequel that brings more to his character and the origin of the radioactive spider, which gave Miles his new powers and Spider-Man-like abilities. The storyline is touching and touches on the hardships the hero endures by having to keep their identity a secret, even from those they love. The ‘villain of the week,” as Miles likes to call him, is no average villain, Spot, with a backstory that ties in nicely to Miles’ story and poses a threat to not only Miles but the Spider-Men across the multiverse.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse brings in many more Spider-Men from across the multiverse, hence the name of the film. Returning from the first film is Gwen Stacy, who joins Miguel, a Spider-Man leader who runs HQ and is a perfect example of a stringent stickler to the rules, even at the demise of those around him. He seems like the good guy in the film, yet those around him begin to question this as the story progresses and his conformity to the rules interferes with doing what is right.
With a runtime of a little over 2 hours, this film never feels its length and whizzes by, which is a huge relief for those with children, as the nonstop action keeps a steady pace and the storyline moving along quickly. If there is one complaint about the film, it is how it ends, with a cliffhanger that will leave fans begging for more. With the way the film ends, it has been compared to Spider-Verse’s Avengers: Infinity War, which is a great comparison considering much of the emotional beats mimic it.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse brings these comic book-like films animation to a whole new level, which audiences saw with the first film and is only built upon with this new sequel. The different animation styles for each Spider-Man that fans saw highlighted in the first film are exceptional in these sequels and are highlighted more so with the plethora of Spider-Men from parallel universes. There are also plenty of Easter Eggs to set one’s sights on and some fun cameos that are a welcome surprise.
“With great power comes great responsibility,” and with a great film comes the pressure to release a worthy sequel that does justice to the franchise. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse not only stands up as a worthy sequel but exceeds its expectations.