God this movie gonna look so amazingly insane
One thing I really appreciate about Into the Spider-Verse that I don’t see people talk about very often is how competent they portray Peter B as.
Like, in any other movie, you’d have a similar character whose live has become a mess, and they’re sad and kinda pathetic to look at, and when the time comes for them to step up, they just sorta…flop. They’re held back by everything, and they just become incompetent.
But Peter B is different. Yeah, he’s a sad, lonely, middle-aged man who cries in the shower while wearing a spandex suit…
But despite all that…he’s still shown to be extremely good at being Spider-Man.
He escapes from being tied up while still holding a casual conversation
He takes down Miles in less than 10 seconds.
He strolls along the side of a building like it’s nothing.
And when you think about it, over the course of the movie, he kicks a LOT of ass. He’s a badass super hero, despite his flaws.
You ever notice how, when he puts on the mask, his gut sorta disappears? That’s too big of a detail to be an oversight. That’s intentional. I mean, in-universe, it doesn’t make too much sense, but to us, it’s meant to show that it’s not holding him back from being a hero.
He’s not held down by everything. Yeah, he’s a jaded, depressed, mid-life crisis Spider-Man. But he’s still Spider-Man.
They easily could’ve made Peter B sort of pathetic and had him be more of a hinderance than a help during battles. But they didn’t. And I feel like that was a really good way to pay respect to the character while still showing that he’s a heavily flawed individual.
To all the people who say that these films are copying and/or ripping off Spider-verse because they have similar animation styles:
PLEASE SHUT THE ACTUAL HELL UP.
It legitimately aggravates me when people say that this art/media is copying this other art/media just because it committed the oh so heretical act of having common elements. Like when people say that "The Owl House is ripping off Amphibia because they have similar premises", or that "this cartoon art style is generic because bean mouths" or some shit.
As a person who still trying to grow as a digital artist, I know for a fact that creativity is not simply just conjuring up something completely different from everything else out of thin air. It's about taking certain elements and qualities and arranging and reassembling them in a way that's unique.
There's no denying that Spider-verse was nothing short of revolutionary when it came to its animation, but even though the above 4 films clearly have many things in common with Spider-verse (and each other), they each still have many other qualities and subtleties that make their animation styles stand out on their own.
In the end, all I'm saying is that just because this art/media is similar to another does not automatically mean it's less creative.