The story follows a the newest Spider-Man movie is in theaters now and this one is a must-see for Marvel movie lovers. And it’s racking up awards and nominations (hello, Oscar nomination!) for good reasons! But is it kid-friendly? This Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse parent movie review will help you decide if you should take the kids.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Parent Movie Review
During the holiday break from school, we spent a few weeks in Texas. During this much needed time with extended family, we knew that hitting some movies was high on the list!
And this year we had a ton of great ones to choose from.
Top on our list was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
I’d heard great things about this from my friends and knew my Marvel loving family would be up for a new adventure.
What I didn’t expect was how much I’d end up loving this movie!
Look, I make no pretense about where my Marvel love started and where it lies. Solidly in the movies. I’m an MCU girl, not a comic book fan.
But now I’m having thoughts about cracking open a comic book here and there. This movie was a big part of moving the needle from “Nah, I don’t need comic books!” to “hmmm… I could totally see about reading one or two!“
I also loved that we were introduced to so many different versions of Spidey.
Again: NOT a comic book reader. So these folks were all new over here!
As soon as the movie started and the soundtrack kicked in, I looked over at my 16-year-old son who had a huge smile on his face.
This movie- this music- was 100% pure Luke. And he was digging it.
I asked him to chime in on the blog with a Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie review. So this is going to be where I depart a bit from my Spider-Verse parent movie review and let the kid take over.
Here’s what he had to say about the movie- and why your teens will love it.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Teen Movie Review
by: Luke Holliday
I know my mom wanted to share her Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse parent movie review, but when she asked if I would write this I agreed. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an overall incredible (pun intended!) movie.
To begin, the story follows a kid named Miles Morales, a boy living in New York City.
Miles, of course, happens to be bitten by a radioactive spider, giving him the powers that make him Spider-Man.
The story was beautifully made, with a good mix of humor and some of the harder hitting truths of being a superhero.
While the story and animation of the movie are definitely prepossessing, my favorite part of the movie has to be the soundtrack.
The reason for this is because when Miles was listening to some of these songs I could put myself in his position and understand where his head is.
The songs chosen were perfect because they are exactly what a kid would be listening to nowadays and that made Miles seem all the more genuine and real.
Another reason the soundtrack was so good was the timing that the songs were used in the movie.
During the happy and uplifting parts, you’ll hear “Sunflower” or during the darker, more serious moments you may hear “Scared of the Dark”.
The soundtrack complimented the excellent writing and animation to make a truly immersive and enjoyable movie, especially for one not produced directly by Marvel.
I’m looking forward to what Sony plans to do to continue the Spider-Verse storyline and seeing more Miles Morales in the future.
Spider-Verse parent movie review: What Ages Should See the movie?
Parents: the key component of my Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse parent movie review is right here. I usually put a blurb here about what ages I think are appropriate for the movies.
I feel like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is appropriate for most ages. Any kiddo that can sit in a theater for a full movie should do great here.
I don’t remember any language standing out as worrisome, and I thought the family connections and themes were important for kids of all ages to see.
The music is the only thing that as a parent I might have hesitancies with, but, as Luke knows, I tend to be super conservative there. And I am positive that my younger kids don’t even hear the music like my older two do. So use your best judgement there- or download and listen to the soundtrack before you go!
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Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.