Everyone is — expectedly — full of praise for the new “Spider-Verse” adventure. Fandango’s Erik Davis said that it’s the “real deal.” Davis continued by saying it’s “Visually unlike anything you will see in a theater this year — it very much feels like the [‘Back to the Future Part II’] of the series. A middle chapter that’s weird [and] funky [and] shocking, but also the ultimate [Spider-Man] experience.” For Davis, Daniel Kaluuya’s Spider-Punk is his favorite new character, calling him a “scene stealer [with] some great lines.”

Kaluuya is one of many new Spider-People in “Across the Spider-Verse.” We also have Issa Rae (“Insecure”) as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman who’s pregnant, Karan Soni (“Deadpool”) as Pavitr Prabhakar/Spider-Man India who got his powers via magic, Andy Samberg (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) as Ben Reilly/Scarlet Spider who was grown in a lab, and Oscar Isaac (“Moon Knight”) as Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099 who leads the Spider Society. Alongside, in addition to Moore, Steinfeld, and Schwartzman, there are the returning talents of Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’s police officer father Jefferson Davis, Luna Lauren Vélez as Miles’s nurse mother Rio Morales, and Jake Johnson as Miles’s mentor Peter B. Parker/Spider-Man.

ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis called it a “stunning achievement [visually]. It’s everything a [Spider-Man] fan could ask for and much more. So good, it’s hard to believe it exists. […] What the [‘Spider-Verse’] movies are doing with their multiverse storytelling visually and thematically is putting every other [superhero movie’s] attempts to shame, with [‘The Flash’] being the closest second but still behind it.”

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